Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract to dip our toes and leave our college football selections.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a successful win and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, in which the matches count and so will our records with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and heading a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a defense? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for your sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new attitude on creating a statement and this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an inept trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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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