Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections and then I will detract to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the 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 top clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals in this battle. Aside from the venue is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and at least a convincing triumph, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to football, will our recordings with this one and in which the games count.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the culture and win matches and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a significant moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal record where they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is comparable to taking 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 which made it to the CFP last year and possessed 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 met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate to handicapping experience and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A coach on creating a statement and this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an equally inept coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this case they are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the 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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