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 I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, 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 forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber onto 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 favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening battle. Apart from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a win IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to football, so will our recordings with this one and in which the games count.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a major moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, that makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my query is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping experience and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Like he composed on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, this being a game. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart that then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this case they definitely are. Until next week when we get down 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)