Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections and then I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this 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 now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning in this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Besides the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a convincing win and at least IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to football, will our records on this one and in which the games rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking actions.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable inside their nest flying into the game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record this past year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned 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 was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up to the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a game. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this case they definitely 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 prepared 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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