Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks and I shall deviate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, so will our records on this one and where the games count.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win games and to change the culture. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking steps.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into the match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a game. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)