Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football picks and that I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning onto the Cardinals in this clash. Aside from the venue is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a convincing win IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to real football, where the games rely and so will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the civilization and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a significant time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team last year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and wasnt just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a national match. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying 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 sometimes the people is right, and in this instance 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 ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)