Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks and I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are leaning in this battle to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue do you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a convincing triumph, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real soccer, where the games count and will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the culture and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
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 in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record this past year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a defense? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a federal game. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this instance they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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)