Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening battle although I like the Irish. Aside from the place, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a convincing win IMO, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to real football, so will our recordings with this one and in which the matches rely.
Remember Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to change the civilization and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that 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 within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and sucked last season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a new attitude on making a statement, and this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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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