Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections and then that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the 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 in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this clash. Other than the place is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a win IMO, it said a great deal about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real soccer, in which the games count and so will our records on this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and will be out to alter the culture and win games. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to begin taking actions.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, that makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
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 now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year, where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group 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 regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, however, 1-11 ATS final year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer on making a statement and with this being a game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have 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 could be better than last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the people is right, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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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