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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 that I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then render our school football selections.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany all the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals within this battle. Other than the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a convincing triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move ahead to real soccer, where the games count and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville used to perform against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting golf 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 worked wonders at Appalachian State and are out to change the culture and win matches. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a group that has the chance to start taking actions.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal 2-10 album last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to taking a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team 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 normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with a new coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate for your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sport betting, or you are just being the identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. Im the first to realize Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a new mindset and this being a match, Satterfield will sell his staff. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville might be better than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an equally inept coach like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the public is right, and also in this instance they definitely are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday when 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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