If you’ve been around StatFox the last few seasons, you’ve probably been anxiously awaiting the annual articles highlighting the top team trends for pre- and post-bye week games. Those of you who subscribe to The Platinum Sheet were tipped off to the following top two trends from this past Sunday:
SEATTLE at ST. LOUIS
HOME TEAMS have won eight of the last nine SEATTLE pre-bye week games, and those teams are 6-3 ATS over that span.
Play on: ST. LOUIS SU & ATS
BALTIMORE at PITTSBURGH
ROAD TEAMS are 6-2 ATS in the last eight PITTSBURGH pre-bye week games.Play on: BALTIMORE ATS
For those of you who may have missed both of those winners, the good news is that there are five bye-week angles for this coming week, which we’re giving to you right here, free of charge. Our next issue of The Platinum Sheet will contain a feature listing top handicapping angles for NFL Weeks 6, 7 and 8, so you’ll want to be sure not to miss that. In the meantime, here are the Week 5 angles that boast winning percentages over 65 percent:
TAMPA BAY at CINCINNATI
ROAD TEAMS are 6-3 ATS in CINCINNATI pre-bye week games since 2001.
Play on: TAMPA BAY ATS
JACKSONVILLE at BUFFALO
BUFFALO has not won a pre-bye week game since 1999 and is 2-8-1 ATS over that span.
Play on: JACKSONVILLE SU & ATS
CHICAGO at CAROLINA
UNDERDOGS have covered 12 of the last 13 CAROLINA pre-bye week games.
Play on: CAROLINA ATS
NEW ORLEANS at ARIZONA
ARIZONA is 5-1-1 OVER the total in its last seven pre-bye week games.
Play on: OVER the total
MINNESOTA at NEW YORK JETS
MINNESOTA is 10-2 OVER the total since 1998 in post-bye week games.
MINNESOTA is on a 7-1 SU & 6-1-1 ATS run overall in post-bye week games.
Play on: MINNESOTA SU & ATS and OVER the total