Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract to dip our toes and then leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals in this battle. Other than the place is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and at least a successful triumph, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real soccer, where the matches count and will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a huge moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to start taking actions in the ideal direction.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this could eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned only 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 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield making a statement, with this being a game. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next 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)