Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and also render our college football selections.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening clash although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Other than the venue is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a convincing triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real soccer, so will our records with this one and where the matches rely.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win games and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The defense, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal record last year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team 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 moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my query is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to get any traction from a shield? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre just being the same wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a national match. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an equally 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 correct, and also in this situation they certainly 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 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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