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 on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Aside from the place do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing win, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to soccer, in which the matches rely and so will our records with this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, for example 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 are out win games and to change the culture and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. The protection which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a new attitude on creating a statement, and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an awkward coach like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared 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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