Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet and then render our college football selections.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a legendary 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 while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening battle although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Apart from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, will our recordings on this one and where the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking actions in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that 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, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact same wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was, but 1-11 ATS final year.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a fresh attitude on creating a statement and with this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this instance they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets 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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