Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections and then I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning within this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a win and IMO, said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, where the games rely and will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win matches and to change the culture. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a significant time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, which makes me more worried. Why you have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, where they went winless coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate to handicapping experience and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre just being the exact identical wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was not only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS last season.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach 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 much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record left by an equally inept coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when 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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