Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract to dip our toes and then also render our school football picks.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a road favorite.
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 favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals although doug, I love the Irish. Aside from the venue is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a successful win and IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real football, so will our recordings with this one and in which the games rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy inside their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album in which they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and owned 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 was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville wasnt just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new attitude and for this being a game, Satterfield can promote his new team about making a statement. Louisville does have to trust not and that the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart that you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)