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 detract to dip our toes and render our school football selections.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash onto the Cardinals. Aside from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and a convincing triumph, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to soccer, where the games count and will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the culture and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. However , this is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to begin taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, which makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is like attempting to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain some traction from a Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where 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, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the smart side of sports betting, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was not only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS last season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new trainer and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a game. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an inept coach 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 gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this situation they certainly 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 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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