Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the best clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins back and on so it looks like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
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 on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning in this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Besides the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a convincing win, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real soccer, in which the matches rely and will our recordings on this one.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out to alter the civilization and win games. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to start taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The protection, well, that makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal album last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP last year and owned 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 in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
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 handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer on creating a statement, and this being a federal game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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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