Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate to dip our feet and leave our school football selections.
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 compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
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 now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this battle to the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes a convincing win and at least IMO, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to football, in which the games count and so will our records on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win matches and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The defense, well, which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. 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 the match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that 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 over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save 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 to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are just being the same shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked last season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement with this being a match. Louisville does need to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an equally inept trainer like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this situation they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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