Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes and then render our college football selections.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning within this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Besides the venue is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and a convincing triumph, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to football, in which the games rely and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the civilization and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The protection, well, which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed 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 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a new attitude on making a statement, and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an equally awkward coach like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is right, and in this case they are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared 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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