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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 I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then also render our college football picks.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals. Besides the place, why do you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a win and IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the games count.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the culture and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the shield, well, that makes me more nervous. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record in which they went winless this past year. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a defense? Particularly when he is working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep up with the Golden Domers and Im desperate for your brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport gambling, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was not only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A coach brings a fresh mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a match. Louisville does need to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and when dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. This defense you mentioned may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an trainer like Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and in this case they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready 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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