Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections and then that I will deviate to dip our feet into uncharted waters. It will probably be the very first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the top teams in the nation, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame. Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn for the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a road favorite and endorse the Irish. After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the best internet sportsbooks. I like the Irish but you are currently leaning within this clash to the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend? Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, a triumph and IMO, said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, will our recordings on this one and in which the matches rely. Recall Louisville used to play against opponents? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club. But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza. Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win games and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance. I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The shield, well, which makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget. Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal record last year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor. While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team 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 within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over. My issue is, just how is a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a shield? Particularly when he is working with a new trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new? Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom! Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the bright side of sports betting, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on that. Im the first to realize Louisville fully pumped and was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 final season. Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a fresh attitude and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, this being a match. Louisville does have to hope not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight. Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time. I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an equally inept trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks. I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this case they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday 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) Read more here: