Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections and that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Besides the venue is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to soccer, will our records on this one and where the games count.
Recall Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently 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 2-10 record. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and a completely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and Im desperate for your brand new wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new coach brings a new attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, this being a match. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this situation they surely are. Until when we get back 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)
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