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 then I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game 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, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this season-opening clash although I enjoy the Irish. Aside from the venue do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a triumph and IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to football, so will our recordings with this one and in which the games count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to alter the civilization. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable inside 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 album this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue 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, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense has been clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how can be a cop such as Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming defense? Especially when he is working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A coach brings a new mindset and with this being a national match, Satterfield will market his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and in this situation they are. Until when 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 rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)