Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks and also I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the heavy lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college soccer odds almost six days before this Monday night time, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning within this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Besides the place do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to football, will our recordings with this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The shield, well, that makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal record where they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach on making a statement and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this case they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)