Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate to dip our toes and leave our school football picks.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Other than the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a win IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real soccer, in which the games count and will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and will be out to change the civilization and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more worried. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless this past year. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed 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 in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are just being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a match. Louisville does have to hope not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an equally inept coach like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready 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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