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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 school football picks on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall detract to dip our toes. It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top teams in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame. Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I backed the Titans. Weve been placing wins on and back so it looks like its my turn for the wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber onto a road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish. After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days before the Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the best internet sportsbooks. I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys? Doug Upstone: Yes a successful triumph and IMO, it said a lot about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets proceed to soccer, in which the games count and will our recordings on this one. Recall those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were an exciting club. But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza. Scott Satterfield will be out to change the culture and win games and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team which has the chance. Ive read where the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the shield, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell you have your Irish up. Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming from a dismal album last year in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon. While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging 33 points per match over. My question is, how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a shield that is Irish? Particularly when hes working with a completely new offensive strategy and a new coach? Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and Im desperate for the sage wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience! Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports betting, or youre just being the exact same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making college football selections decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville was, but 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year. Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a game. Louisville does need to trust not and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight. Let us also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time. I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks. I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is correct, and in this case they are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come prepared 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 here: http://tsllibya.com/?p=18481