Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet and then render our college football selections.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Besides the place, why do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a successful triumph and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to football, will our recordings with this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. However this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. 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 comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album last year where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP last year and possessed only 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 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense has been clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with a completely new offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate to prodigious handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was not just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh mindset on making a statement and this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by that the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be greater than last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this instance they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets 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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