Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections and also I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to get the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before 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 its presently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Aside from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a convincing win and at least IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to soccer, will our recordings with this one and in which the games rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and are out to alter the civilization and win matches. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped 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 having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned 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 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or you are simply being the exact identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset and this being a federal match, Satterfield will market his team on creating a statement. Louisville does need to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better than last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, then lets see what happens on Monday night 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)
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