Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections and then that I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school soccer odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals although doug, I love the Irish. Other than the venue, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a convincing win IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, so will our records with this one and where the games rely.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win matches and to alter the culture. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the right direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The protection, well, which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A trainer on making a statement and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you mentioned might increase as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resumethat then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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)
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