Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then I shall detract to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best teams in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening clash. Besides the place do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and at least a successful triumph, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to football, in which the matches rely and so will our records with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win matches and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a significant moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal record this past year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate for your brand new wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sport betting, or you are simply being the same wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked last season.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does have to hope never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is correct, and also in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get down 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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