Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract to dip our feet and also leave our school football picks.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this battle. Besides the place is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a convincing win IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to football, in which the games count and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win matches and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a big time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to start taking actions in the right direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, however 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he composed to the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude on building a statement, and with this being a federal match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope that the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an inept trainer such as Petrino.
I understand 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 on occasion the general public is correct, and also in this case they really are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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)