Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and leave our school football selections.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Aside from the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a win and at least IMO, said a great deal about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real soccer, will our records with this one and in which the games count.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the civilization and worked tirelessly in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a big time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking steps.
I have read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The protection, well, that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy inside their nest. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that 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 over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for the sage wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach on making a statement and with this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and also the Irish will accept them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater than last year but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an awkward coach such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this situation they are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next 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)
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