Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and render our college football selections.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning in this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Besides the venue is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to soccer, where the games count and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a major time for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection which makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album this past year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A trainer on creating a statement and with this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although 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 blanks because Louisville might be better but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next 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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