Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks and then also that I shall deviate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this season-opening clash onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a successful triumph, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to football, in which the matches count and will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win matches and to change the culture. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and owned 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 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS final year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach on creating a statement and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand 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 people is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)
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