Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections and I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, plus a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing triumph, it said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, will our recordings with this one and where the matches count.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and are out win games and to alter the civilization. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. However this is a huge moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more nervous. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this could eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a completely new offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was not just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and fully pumped last year.
Like he gave up to the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude on building a statement and this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by that the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an coach like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and in this situation they really are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets 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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