Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our toes and render our school football selections.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash onto the Cardinals. Besides the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a successful win and IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to real football, in which the matches rely and will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the culture and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the perfect direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the defense, well, which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer on making a statement and this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and also in this case they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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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