Week 14 NFL Against the Spread Matchup: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals

Pickwatch is about more than just listing picks – in our weekly matchup breakdowns we rank experts by their against the spread accuracy, highlight those who pick just these two teams best, and show you how hard it has been on average to predict them at home and on the road.

Kick off: Sunday 12/7/14
Venue: Paul Brown Stadium, OH
TV: CBS
Line: CIN -3
Bengals Home vs Spread: 3-2-1
Steelers Road vs Spread: 2-4

KEY:
Overall: The expert’s overall correct pick %  picking this team’s games vs the closing spread
Home: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s home games vs the closing spread
Road: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s road games vs the closing spread
GREENThe expert(s) with the best combined correct pick percentage when picking the road team on the road, and the home team at home

Pittsburgh Steelers  PIT @ Cincinnati Bengals  CIN
Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick
1 Bill Simmons Grantland 67% 50% 83% PIT 1 Pickwatch Pickwatch 80% 100% 60% CIN
2 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 65% 50% 80% CIN 2 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 75% 100% 50% CIN
3 Will Brinson CBS 75% 83% 67% PIT 3 Sam Farmer LA Times 73% 80% 67%
4 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 67% 67% 67% PIT 4 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 57% 80% 33% PIT
5 Teamrankings Teamrankings 67% 67% 67% CIN 5 Bob Glauber Newsday 58% 75% 40% PIT
6 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 58% 50% 67% CIN 6 Dave Richard CBS 55% 60% 50% CIN
7 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 50% 33% 67% CIN 7 Brandon George DallasNews.com 55% 60% 50% CIN
8 David Moore DallasNews.com 50% 33% 67% CIN 8 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 55% 60% 50% CIN
9 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 50% 33% 67% CIN 9 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 55% 60% 50% CIN
10 Sam Farmer LA Times 50% 33% 67% 10 Bill Simmons Grantland 55% 60% 50% PIT
11 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 50% 33% 67% PIT 11 John Boell Newsday 55% 60% 50% CIN
12 Jim McBride Boston Globe 42% 17% 67% PIT 12 Jim McBride Boston Globe 47% 60% 33% PIT
13 Vic Tafur SFGate 63% 67% 60% CIN 13 Shalise Young Boston Globe 47% 60% 33% CIN
14 Bob Glauber Newsday 55% 50% 60% PIT 14 John Breech CBS 47% 60% 33% CIN
15 Tom Rock Newsday 38% 17% 60% CIN 15 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 47% 60% 33% CIN
16 Brandon George DallasNews.com 58% 67% 50% CIN 16 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 47% 60% 33% PIT
17 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 58% 67% 50% PIT 17 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 38% 60% 17% PIT
18 Jason La Canfora CBS 50% 50% 50% PIT 18 Jason La Canfora CBS 30% 60% 0% PIT
19 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 50% 50% 50% PIT 19 Dave Tuley ESPN 63% 50% 75%
20 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 42% 33% 50% PIT 20 Vic Tafur SFGate 50% 50% 50% CIN
21 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 42% 33% 50% CIN 21 Frank Schwab Yahoo 62% 40% 83% CIN
22 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 42% 33% 50% CIN 22 Josh Katzowitz CBS 53% 40% 67% CIN
23 Ben Volin Boston Globe 33% 17% 50% PIT 23 David Moore DallasNews.com 53% 40% 67% CIN
24 Frank Schwab Yahoo 33% 17% 50% CIN 24 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 45% 40% 50% CIN
25 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 25% 0% 50% PIT 25 Pete Prisco CBS 45% 40% 50% CIN
26 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 50% 67% 33% CIN 26 Ryan Wilson CBS 45% 40% 50% CIN
27 Walterfootball Walterfootball 50% 67% 33% PIT 27 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 45% 40% 50% PIT
28 Dave Richard CBS 42% 50% 33% CIN 28 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 45% 40% 50% PIT
29 Pete Prisco CBS 42% 50% 33% CIN 29 Numberfire Numberfire 45% 40% 50% CIN
30 John Breech CBS 33% 33% 33% CIN 30 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 45% 40% 50% PIT
31 Josh Katzowitz CBS 33% 33% 33% CIN 31 Will Brinson CBS 37% 40% 33% PIT
32 Shalise Young Boston Globe 25% 17% 33% CIN 32 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 37% 40% 33% CIN
33 Numberfire Numberfire 25% 17% 33% CIN 33 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 30% 40% 20%
34 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 25% 17% 33% CIN 34 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 43% 25% 60% CIN
35 Dave Tuley ESPN 63% 100% 25% 35 Tom Rock Newsday 33% 25% 40% CIN
36 Pickwatch Pickwatch 38% 50% 25% CIN 36 Ben Volin Boston Globe 43% 20% 67% PIT
37 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 33% 50% 17% PIT 37 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 43% 20% 67% PIT
38 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 25% 33% 17% PIT 38 Teamrankings Teamrankings 43% 20% 67% CIN
39 John Boell Newsday 25% 33% 17% CIN 39 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 35% 20% 50% CIN
40 Ryan Wilson CBS 17% 17% 17% CIN 40 Walterfootball Walterfootball 27% 20% 33% PIT
41 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 8% 0% 17% 41 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 18% 20% 17% PIT
Average Home Road Average Home Road
44% 41% 47% 48% 49% 47%

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