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 then also render our college football selections.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning in this season-opening clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, and a successful triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, will our recordings with this one and where the matches rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the culture and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The defense, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album where they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed 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 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form from which Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a national match. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was being somewhat facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart that you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)