Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks and then I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals within this clash although I enjoy the Irish. Aside from the venue is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a successful win IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to football, will our records with this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to alter the civilization and win matches. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into 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 group coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, 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, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact same wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a game. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)