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 deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then leave our school football selections.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been swapping wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning to the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a win and IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real soccer, where the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against opponents that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But like 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 worked miracles and are out win games and to change the culture. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. However , this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense which makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album where they went winless in ACC activity this past year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping experience and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the glowing side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A coach brings a fresh mindset and with this being a game, Satterfield will sell his team. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this instance they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when 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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