Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate to dip our feet and then render our college football picks.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let’s begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We’ve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it’s my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning in this battle to the Cardinals. Besides the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a convincing win IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans’ direction. Let us move ahead to soccer, so will our records with this one and in which the games count.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa John’s Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out win games and to alter the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from the’Ville. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense that makes me more worried. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that 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 moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when he’s working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I’m desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I’m happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you’re just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I’ll allow the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and with this being a national match, Satterfield will market his team. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let’s also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, if you don’t/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you’ve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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)