Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections and also that I shall detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, 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 mythical football program to boot, 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 I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals. Other than the place, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a convincing win and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to football, in which the matches rely and will our records on this one.
Recall all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to change the culture and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to start taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year, where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin 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 confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from 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 traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a Irish defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate to the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and sucked final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a new attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a national game. Louisville does have to trust not and also they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)