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 deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then leave our school football selections.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school soccer odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Other than the place, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup a convincing win and IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, where the games count and so will our records with this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win games and to change the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a big time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to start taking actions in the perfect direction.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless last year. 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 issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a match. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure 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 are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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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