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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 render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I will detract to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the top clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins on and back so it appears like it is my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are leaning within this battle to the Cardinals. Aside from the place is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a triumph IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to real football, where the games rely and will our recordings on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to alter the civilization and win games. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. However this is a major time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking steps in the ideal direction.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell why you have up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that 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 normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making that is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and with this being a game, Satterfield will market his staff on building a statement. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and not have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned could improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this instance they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once 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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