Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our toes and then render our college football selections.
It will most likely be the very 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 game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening battle although I love the Irish. Apart from the place, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, and a convincing win IMO, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, in which the matches count and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out to change the civilization and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection, well, which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since 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 last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed 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 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to get any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for your brand new wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to comprehend Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A new coach on creating a statement and this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to expect not and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart , then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is right, and in this case they definitely are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)