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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 selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then I will deviate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and forth so it looks like its my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of the Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but youre leaning on the Cardinals. Besides the venue is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a triumph IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to football, so will our records on this one and where the games count.
Remember Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the civilization and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have 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. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much flying in this game as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, where they went winless in ACC action coming off of a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal year and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, designed to get some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sports betting, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a federal match. Louisville does need to trust never and the Irish will take them have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until next week once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when 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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