Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will deviate to dip our toes and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot, 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 I endorsed the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening battle to the Cardinals. Aside from the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup at least and a win IMO, it said a lot about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to soccer, will our recordings on this one and in which the matches rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. However this is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking actions in the perfect direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to gain some traction against a swarming defense? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the same wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked final year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them and not have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an coach like 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 right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready 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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