Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections and also that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening clash. Aside from the place, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a convincing win and at least IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real soccer, so will our records on this one and where the matches count.
Recall Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to alter the culture. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. However this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The protection, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a completely new offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a game. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this case they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)
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