Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks and then that I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Other than the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, and a win IMO, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to football, so will our documents on this one and where the games count.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the civilization and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a new mindset on creating a statement, and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and 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, if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us 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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