Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks and then I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the very best clubs 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 better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a successful triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, will our recordings on this one and in which the games rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to change the culture and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a defense? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was not only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A new coach on making a statement and with this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)