Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also I will deviate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning in this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing triumph, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, so will our recordings with this one and where the games rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win games and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to start taking actions.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection that makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal record this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was not only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a federal match. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)