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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 shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes and render our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the very 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 football featuring one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is presently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning to the Cardinals within this season-opening clash. Aside from the venue do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a triumph and IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to real football, where the matches rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to play against big-name opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and are out win matches and to alter the civilization. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking steps in the perfect direction.
I have read in which 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 lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield that makes me more nervous. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much 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 2-10 record this past year, where they went winless. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it into the CFP last year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to get some traction against a 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 in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on this. I am the first to understand Louisville sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons. A new coach brings a new mindset on creating a statement, and with this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will accept them and also never have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I used to be somewhat facetious because though you have an handicapping that was amazing restart , then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an trainer such as Petrino.
I know that putting nearly 3 touchdowns on the highway would be square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is right, and in this case they certainly are. Until when 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 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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