Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then also that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet into uncharted waters. It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, 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, and a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame. Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite. After reviewing the college football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks. I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend? Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, and a convincing win IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Let us proceed to real soccer, will our recordings with this one and in which the games rely. Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and also the Cardinals were an exciting club. But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza. Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out to alter the civilization and win matches. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. However , this is a major time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity to start taking steps in the ideal direction. Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection that makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up. Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album this past year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon. While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group which 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 moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over. So, my question is, how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a defense that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new? Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for the sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience! Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was, but 1-11 ATS last season. Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, with this being a match. Louisville does need to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight. Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the blue and gold is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time. Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an trainer like Petrino. I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this case they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday 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) Read more here: