Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are leaning within this battle to the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a convincing triumph, it said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real football, in which the games rely and will our records with this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the civilization and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a major time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking actions in the right direction.
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 because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense which makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal record last year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and possessed 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 until they met Clemson from 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 Pass whos slow to release, designed to get any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
Just like he composed to the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a game. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an awkward coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)