Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections and that I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season 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 top clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals within this battle. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to football, in which the matches rely and so will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to change the culture and win games. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great 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 nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this could eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new attitude about making a statement and for this being a game, his new team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this situation they certainly are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us 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)
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