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 detract to dip our feet and also render our school football picks.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Besides the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a triumph IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to soccer, where the games count and will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win games and to alter the civilization. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet , this is a huge moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned 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 Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate to handicapping experience that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A fresh attitude is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an equally inept trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night 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)
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