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 selections and then also that I will deviate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, 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 on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and at least a successful win, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to football, where the games rely and so will our records on this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out to change the culture and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet this is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the same wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was, however 1-11 ATS final year.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a new mindset on creating a statement, and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is correct, and also in this instance they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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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