Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate to dip our feet and then leave our college football selections.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening battle although doug, I love the Irish. Besides the venue do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and a successful win, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to real soccer, will our records on this one and where the matches count.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win games and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a major time for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a federal game. Louisville does need to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this case they are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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)