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 leave our college football selections.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board at all the very best internet sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a successful win, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to real soccer, where the matches count and will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win matches and worked wonders at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a big moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense that makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, where they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that 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 over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and I am desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he composed on the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer on creating a statement and with this being a game, his team 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 using gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record left by an awkward trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is correct, and also in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night 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)