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Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I love the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why do you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, so will our records on this one and in which the matches count.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked miracles. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The shield which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. 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 into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal record this past year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and possessed 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 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My query is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, likely to obtain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an entirely new offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville was not only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A new trainer and this being a national game, Satterfield will sell his team. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also if dishing out 20 or more digits, a ATS. That defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document rendered by an awkward coach such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and also in this instance they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday 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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