Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then also render our school football picks.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing win, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to football, where the games count and will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out win games and to change the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that could eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed 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 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a national game. Louisville does have to expect never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this situation they certainly 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 prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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