Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our feet and leave our school football picks.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I can accompany the squares placing the timber that is heavy on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Other than the place is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a successful triumph, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real soccer, in which the games count and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking steps in the right direction.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield which makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is like taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my issue is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate for your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making school football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a national match. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)