Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares laying the lumber onto a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all of the best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Other than the place is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a triumph IMO, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to soccer, so will our records with this one and where the games count.
Remember Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and are out to change the culture and win matches. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a big time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that caused it to the CFP this past year and possessed 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 met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a Irish defense? Especially when hes working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are simply being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A coach on building a statement and with this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an awkward trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this case they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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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