Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and leave our college football selections.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening battle although doug, I like the Irish. Other than the place do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing triumph, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to football, in which the matches rely and will our recordings on this one.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win matches and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection, well, that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group last year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a shield? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on creating a statement, and this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an equally awkward coach like 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 road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this situation they surely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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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