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 then also I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this season-opening clash although I like the Irish. Apart from the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, where the games rely and will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win matches and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a huge moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The defense which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as 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 off of a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a game. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an inept trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this situation they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday 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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