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 match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow all the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning within this season-opening clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a convincing triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real soccer, so will our records with this one and where the matches count.
Recall Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out to alter the civilization and win games. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to your ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer on building a statement and with this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an trainer like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and also in this situation they are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)