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Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall detract to dip our toes and render our college football selections.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, 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 backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I will follow all the squares laying the heavy lumber on a street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Aside from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, IMO and a convincing win, it said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to soccer, in which the games rely and will our records with this one.
Remember all those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out win games and to change the culture. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense which makes me more nervous. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal record last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that could eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up and I am desperate to the brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre just being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped final season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he composed on the Atlanta Falcons. A new mindset is brought by A new coach on making a statement, and this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be better compared to last season but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an coach such as Petrino.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this instance they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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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