Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks and I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Aside from the venue is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real football, in which the games rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to start taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to 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 going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a fresh mindset on creating a statement, and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an trainer like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this case they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)