Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet and then render our college football selections.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, 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 across the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals within this battle although I like the Irish. Aside from the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, IMO and a successful triumph, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to football, in which the matches count and so will our records on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (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 culture. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking actions.
I have read where the Cards coaches 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. The defense that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team last year, where they went winless coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last season.
Like he composed on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a federal match. Louisville does need to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville may be better compared to last season but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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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