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 then I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a successful triumph, it said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, in which the matches count and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win matches and worked miracles. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which 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 moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when he is working with a completely new offensive scheme and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or youre simply being the same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was, however, 1-11 ATS last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A coach brings a new mindset on making a statement, and this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have 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 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this situation they 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 ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)