Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate to dip our toes and render our school football picks.
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 a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing triumph and at least IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to real football, so will our records on this one and in which the games count.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the civilization and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The shield, well, which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal record this past year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate for the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record made by an awkward trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this case they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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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