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 I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to 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 now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Besides the venue, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a convincing triumph and IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to football, so will our recordings with this one and where the matches count.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win games and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonetheless, this is a big time for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more worried. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going 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 issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to get some traction against a Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sports betting, or you are simply being the same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 last season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new trainer brings a new mindset and this being a federal match, Satterfield will market his team on making a statement. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of 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 mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this situation they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, then lets 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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