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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 college football picks and then I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the very best teams in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber on a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before 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 presently offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this clash. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a win IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to soccer, so will our records with this one and where the matches count.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection, well, which makes me more nervous. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to the brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and sucked last season.
Just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach on building a statement and this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is simply 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 substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be greater than last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an equally incompetent trainer such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the public is correct, and in this situation they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared 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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