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 toes into uncharted waters and leave our college football picks.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see that the lineup 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 whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Besides the place is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing triumph and at least IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the matches rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as 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 change the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet this is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP this past year and owned only 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 in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to launch, supposed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is 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 is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked 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 staff COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer on building a statement, and this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an inept coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this instance they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the 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)