Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate to dip our feet and render 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 display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening clash although I like the Irish. Apart from the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a convincing triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, where the matches rely and so will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and are out win matches and to alter the civilization. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a significant moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Just like he composed to the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a match. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when decked out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an equally awkward coach like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this case they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets 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)