Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our toes and then render our school football selections.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this battle to the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a successful win IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to football, will our records with this one and in which the games rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out to alter the culture and win games. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive 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 which makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album in which they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a defense? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to handicapping experience and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see 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. I will allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and wasnt only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, this being a game. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is only 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 whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this situation they 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 ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)