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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 that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet and then leave our college football picks.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before the Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Besides the venue do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a win IMO, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to football, in which the games count and so will our records with this one.
Remember Louisville used to perform against opponents? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the culture and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album this past year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP this past 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 fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense has been clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over.
My issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to obtain some traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and your brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach on creating a statement and with this being a national match, his team will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because although you have an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable 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 is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this situation they definitely are. Until when 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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