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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 also that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning within this clash onto the Cardinals. Other than the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, and a win IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real soccer, will our records on this one and where the matches rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and are out to alter the culture and win matches. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. However this is a huge time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The protection, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Please do tell why you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal record in which they went winless last year. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a shield? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up and Im desperate for your sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the exact wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on that. I am the first to realize Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a federal game. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but at times the public is right, and also in this case they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once 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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