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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 deviate to dip our toes and also leave our college football picks.
It will most likely be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best clubs in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I will follow the squares laying the lumber on a street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre leaning onto the Cardinals within this battle. Other than the venue do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and at least a convincing win, said a lot about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to real soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the matches rely.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against opponents that are big-name? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win matches and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The defense that makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. 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 snug in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless in ACC action this past year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping experience and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sport betting, or you are simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a game. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with all the blue and gold is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is right, 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 night when 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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