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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 render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then also that I will deviate to dip our toes.
It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 throughout the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning within this season-opening battle onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, at least and a convincing triumph IMO, said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to real football, will our recordings with this one and in which the games rely.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to change the civilization and win games and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a huge moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking steps.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The defense which makes me more worried than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this game since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal record last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team which 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 going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue 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 handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming on to the bright side of sports betting, or youre simply being the exact same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was not only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked last season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, with this being a game. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also when dishing out 20 or more digits, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their album rendered by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and also in this situation they surely are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us 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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