Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections and then also I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue do you think Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a triumph IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real soccer, where the games rely and will our recordings on this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win games and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking steps.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team last year, where they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group 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 within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and a completely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a new mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a federal match. Louisville does need to hope not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville may be better than last season but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an equally inept trainer like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this instance they really are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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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