Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our toes and also render our college football picks.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a 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 favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening clash although doug, I love the Irish. Aside from the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a win IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to soccer, so will our recordings on this one and in which the games count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to alter the culture. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was not just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a federal match. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this instance they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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)