Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks and that I will detract to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, 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 looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals. Other than the place, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a successful triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, in which the games count and will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The shield, well, which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying 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 group which made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a defense? Especially when he is working with a completely new offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new mindset on creating a statement, and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally inept trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and in this instance they certainly are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready 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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