Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks and then also that I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the 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 game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning in this battle to the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to soccer, will our records on this one and in which the games rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy and a brand new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
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 youre just being the same wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was, but 1-11 ATS final season.
Just like he composed to the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on building a statement and this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better than last season but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this case they definitely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)