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 picks and then also I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate 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 back and on so it appears like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a strong -20 round the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this battle to the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a successful triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, so will our records on this one and in which the games count.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win games and to alter the culture. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal album last year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed 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 in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are just being the exact same wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset and with this being a game, Satterfield will sell his team on creating a statement. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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)
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