In Week 13 there is a lot on the line for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. For the Steelers, a win over their AFC North rivals would move their winning streak to seven games, keep their hopes of securing home-field advantage in the AFC Playoffs in tact and help give the black-and-gold a clean sweep of the Bengals in the 2017 regular season.
For Cincinnati, their chances of making the AFC Playoffs, with a 5-6 record, hinges on them not dropping anymore games for the remaining 5 weeks. The AFC North crown has been settled weeks ago, but the Bengals will be playing for their playoff lives on Monday night in the Queen City.
The Steelers took the first game in this divisional series, but the second contest, as is always the case with these two teams, is anything but certain. With that said, it is time to check on the NFL experts and see who they are taking in this AFC North grudge match.
If you are looking for a website giving the Bengals the best chance at pulling off the upset at home, then look no further than CBS Sports. A whopping two of the eight experts who make weekly picks like the Bengals to hold serve at home.
A similar story can be told here at SB Nation. The haters here love to pick against Pittsburgh, and a pair of experts have picked the Bengals on Monday Night Football.
For an even more pro-Steelers site, check out ESPN. Only one expert at the worldwide leader in sports likes the Bengals in Week 13.
But these are only three websites who have experts who submit weekly picks. What about all those other websites who do the same, yet aren’t featured in this article? This is where the fine folks at NFL Pick Watch come in. NFL Pick Watch is a website which tabulates all expert picks across the internet and puts them into one easy-to-read table.
According to NFL Pick Watch, a whopping 90-percent of experts like the Steelers to advance their record to 10-2 on prime time at Paul Brown Stadium, but there are those 10-percent who still like the Bengals in this game.
Only time will tell who wins this contest, but it seems very clear the experts are leaning heavily on the Steelers in this one. After all, they have been a safe bet straight up while on their current 6-game winning streak.