Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes and also leave our school football picks.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season 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 very best clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and on so it looks like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of 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 at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals. Aside from the place is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a win and IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to real football, will our records with this one and in which the matches count.
Recall Louisville used to perform against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer 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 wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a major time for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection that makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying in this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal album last year in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue 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 over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a coach and a completely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to the sage wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are just being the exact same shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A trainer and with this being a game, Satterfield will market his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does have to hope never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this case they are. Until once we get back 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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