There is no better time to win money on football than the first two weeks. Being a good gambler isn't necessarily about knowing who will win games (that is a given), but being able to identify when Vegas has overvalued or undervalued specific teams.
What's so special about the first two weeks? Vegas has absolutely no clue what's going on. Spreads are based almost entirely on offseason perception and what happened last year. If you feel strongly about certain teams you probably aren't going to find better value than the first two weeks.
That's where I come in. I wouldn't call myself an expert (I prefer the term "guru"), but I think I have a good read on how this week is going to play out.
I'm not going to get every pick right (any percentage in the mid-to-high-50's is considered excellent against the spread), but I'll at least set you on the right path. Here are my Week 1 picks against the spread.