Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections and also I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning in this battle on the Cardinals. Besides the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a convincing triumph and at least IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real soccer, where the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out to change the culture and win games. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album where they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a shield? Especially when he is working with an entirely new offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked last year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer on building a statement and with this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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