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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 and also that I shall deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, and a triumph IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real soccer, so will our records with this one and where the games count.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and will be out win games and to alter the culture. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonethelessthis is a time for Louisville, a group that has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The protection, well, that makes me more worried than with a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity coming from a dismal 2-10 album. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and possessed only 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 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a Irish defense? Especially when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making this is decided on by school football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and completely sucked last year.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a new mindset on making a statement and this being a national game, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know 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 street chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also in this instance they are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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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