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 and then I shall detract to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly 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 throughout the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening clash. Apart from the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a convincing win and IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to football, in which the matches count and will our records with this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win games and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to start taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last 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 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A coach on making a statement and with this being a federal match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three 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 on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this situation they surely 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 squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)