It’s time to thank your lucky stars that football is back.

Beginning with Thursday night’s slate of games on through the weekend finishing up with Notre Dame-Louisville on Labor Day, Week 1 is jam-packed with matchups suitable for your viewing pleasure after months of hope and waiting leading up to kickoff.

For the third consecutive season, we’re bringing back our weekly predictions against the spread column at 247Sports, hoping to give you an edge against the books this fall. Opening weekend is usually a great time to play a team you like or go with your gut before we get a better understanding of whatever every team has in 2019.

Hope springs eternal this time of year and the next few days should be exciting times for all.

For Week 1, we’ve picked 10 games plus a bonus for your betting — for entertainment purposes only — enjoyment: