Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and also leave our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
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 some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening clash although I like the Irish. Other than the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a successful win, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to football, where the games count and will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when hes working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new coach on creating a statement, and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally inept coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this situation they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once 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)
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