Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and leave our school football selections.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares putting the thick lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the place do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, and a win IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, so will our recordings with this one and in which the games rely.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out win matches and to alter the culture. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a big moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group last year, in which they went winless coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and wasnt just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS final season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a new mindset and with this being a match, Satterfield will market his team on making a statement. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an equally inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this situation they definitely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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)
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