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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 leave our school football picks and then that I shall deviate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road 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 lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals. Aside from the place do you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a convincing win and IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Lets proceed to real football, so will our recordings on this one and where the games rely.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out to alter the civilization and win matches. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a moment for Louisville, a staff with the opportunity to begin taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 album last year where they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to gain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive strategy and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making college football picks decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked final season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, this being a national game. Louisville does need 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, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document left by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and also in this case they are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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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