Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections and also I will deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals within this clash. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a convincing triumph and IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to real football, so will our recordings on this one and where the matches count.
Remember Louisville used to perform against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to alter the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a big moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal album last year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a defense? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate to the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are simply being the exact shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a federal match. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and in this case they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)