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Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football picks on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I shall detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn for the gold wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals. Besides the place, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a win IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to football, so will our records on this one and in which the games rely.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to change the culture and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, in which they went winless in ACC action coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a coach and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS 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 new trainer brings a fresh mindset on making a statement, and with this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, 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 circumstance, because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an inept trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this case they certainly are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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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