Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening clash although I enjoy the Irish. Besides the place is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a convincing triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, in which the matches count and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win games and worked miracles. This will not occur right away because the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a major time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album where they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, how can be a cop such as Pass who is slow to release, designed to get some traction from a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a completely new offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making college football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer and with this being a game, Satterfield will market his staff. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing 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 at times the public is correct, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)