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 picks and then that I will deviate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets 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 looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning in this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and a successful win, it said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real soccer, will our recordings with this one and where the games count.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the culture and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album in which they went winless in ACC activity last year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre just being the identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was not just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a game. Louisville does have to trust never and that the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an equally inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this instance they really are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared 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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