Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract to dip our toes and then leave our school football picks.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Besides the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a successful win, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, will our records with this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
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 since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal record last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular year and heading a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, this being a match. Louisville does need to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be 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 placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is correct, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)
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