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 shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning in this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and a successful win, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to football, so will our recordings on this one and where the games rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But such as 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 wonders at Appalachian State and are out to change the civilization and win games. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a significant time for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield, well, 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 will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album last year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that could eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a Irish defense? Especially when he is working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the same wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A new coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a match. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being somewhat facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, 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 could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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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