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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 render our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I will detract to dip our feet into uncharted waters. It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the best clubs in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame. Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins back and on so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the lumber on a road favorite. After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks. Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend? Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a win IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to real football, so will our records on this one and where the games count. Recall Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to see and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club. However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza. Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking actions in the right direction. I have read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense which makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got up your Irish. Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album last year where they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor. While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over. My issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to get any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach? Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious! Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the same shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making school football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year. Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new mindset is brought by A trainer on making a statement and this being a match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and not have much fight. Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time. Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an inept trainer like Petrino. I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the people is correct, and in this instance they surely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once 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) Read more: nba finals live