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 and I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Apart from the place is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and at least a successful triumph, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to football, so will our records on this one and where the matches count.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. However , this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record last year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last 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 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction from a swarming shield? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach on building a statement, and this being a match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when decked out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and in this case they definitely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets 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)