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 also I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a win and at least IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, will our records on this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall Louisville used to play against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The shield that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting 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 regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when he is working with a completely new offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this situation 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 once 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)
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