Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and leave our school football selections.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the line 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 across the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals although I enjoy the Irish. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, and a convincing win IMO, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real football, will our recordings with this one and where the games count.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win games and to alter the culture. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. However this is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to begin taking actions.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as 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 coming off of a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to get any traction against a Irish shield? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a new attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a federal match. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that putting nearly 3 touchdowns on the highway is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this situation they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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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