Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections and that I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals in this clash. Aside from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a successful triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real soccer, where the matches rely and so will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and are out to change the civilization and win games. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a significant moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, where they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned 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 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked final year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on creating a statement, and this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this instance they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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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