Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks and that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening clash although doug, I like the Irish. Apart from the place is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to real soccer, where the matches rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the culture and win matches and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal record last year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the same wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville wasnt only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new trainer brings a fresh mindset on making a statement, and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to expect never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even 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 that then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this instance they definitely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready 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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