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 to dip our toes and leave our school football picks.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this season-opening clash although doug, I like the Irish. Besides the place is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, at least and a successful triumph IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to soccer, so will our records with this one and where the games count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win matches and to alter the civilization. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. However this is a big time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection, well, that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, 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, 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, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a new attitude and with this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his staff on making a statement. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach like Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready 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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