Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks and also that I will detract to dip our feet.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Other than the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a successful triumph and at least IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to real soccer, so will our records on this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the culture and win games and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album last year, where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a fresh mindset and this being a game, Satterfield will sell his staff. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an inept trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this case they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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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