Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections and then that I will deviate to dip our feet.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like its my turn for the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the place, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a win and at least IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real soccer, will our recordings on this one and where the games count.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the civilization and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to begin taking actions.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album last year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
But that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A trainer on building a statement and this being a federal game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and also in this situation they surely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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)