Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall detract to dip our toes.
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 some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning in this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Other than the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a convincing triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, will our records with this one and where the matches count.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to change the civilization and win games. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The defense, well, which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to getting a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS last season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and this being a match, Satterfield will market his team on creating a statement. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better than last year but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer like Petrino.
I know that putting nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this instance they surely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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)
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