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NFL Week 4 picks: Who the experts are taking in Steelers vs. Buccaneers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a huge victory over the Carolina Panthers and are now heavily favored to win at home as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to Heinz Field. See who the experts are taking in this matchup.

Grant Halverson

The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) are hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3) at Heinz Field this Sunday in what looks to be an easy pick for the experts, but this Buccaneers team is desperate and has plenty of talent returning from the injury list to possibly make this team a lot more competitive than many people might think. See who the experts are taking in this Week 4 matchup.

The experts at ESPN.com see this game as a complete wash. Every single expert on the panel thinks the Steelers will win the game, and some even believe it could be in dominant fashion.

Travel to Yahoo! sports, and their local experts feel the same way. Across the board, nothing but that wonderful Steelers logo. The same could be said about the NFL.com experts.

In fact, it took some digging to find anyone that picked the Buccaneers, but I did find someone not too far away. Stephen White of SB Nation is the only expert making predictions for Week 4 who thinks the Steelers are due for an upset on their home turf this Sunday.

While on paper this game looks to be a no-brainer pick, it could be a very close game for many reasons. Principally, the Steelers have struggled against sub-par competition the past few seasons and, while Heinz Field is a phenomenal place to watch a game, the home-field advantage once enjoyed by the Steelers in the 'big ketchup bottle' isn't nearly as strong today.

Either way you see this game playing out, the experts see things going the Steelers' way at home.

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