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 then I shall detract to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this 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 of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals within this season-opening battle. Other than the place, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real soccer, will our recordings on this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year 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 matches. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read in which 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 direct running back. The protection which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album where they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh attitude on building a statement and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be greater than last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is right, and in this instance they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once 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)