Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections and then I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening clash onto the Cardinals. Aside from the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and at least a successful triumph, said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real soccer, will our recordings with this one and where the matches rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal record last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP this past 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 from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and I am desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was not only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A new coach and this being a national game, Satterfield will market his staff. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)