With our first "scheduled" bye week in the books, Week 6 is a good time to look at a very simple system that has yielded strong results historically. Bye weeks give teams an opportunity to strategize, rest and heal, which is incredibly important in such a brutal sport. However, not all teams react to their extended break the same way. As you might have guessed, favorites perform much better than underdogs coming off a bye, according to the data at Bet Labs Sports.
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