Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract to dip our toes and also render our school football selections.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening clash although I like the Irish. Apart from the venue, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a win and at least IMO, said a lot about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the games count.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win matches and to alter the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album in which they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed 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 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are simply being the exact same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh mindset and this being a federal match, Satterfield will sell his staff. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an inept coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also in this case they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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