Week 15 NFL Against the Spread Expert Picks Pittsburgh Steelers @ Atlanta Falcons


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 1pm
Venue: Georgia Dome, Atlanta
TV: CBS
Line: PIT -2
Falcons Home vs Spread: 4-2 (streak W1)
Steelers Road vs Spread: 3-4 (streak W1)

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 @ Atlanta Falcons  ATL
Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick
1 Bill Simmons Grantland 68% 50% 86% PIT 1 Dave Tuley ESPN 60% 100% 20% ATL
2 Will Brinson CBS 77% 83% 71% PIT 2 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 77% 83% 71% ATL
3 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 69% 67% 71% ATL 3 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 70% 83% 57% PIT
4 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 52% 33% 71% PIT 4 Will Brinson CBS 63% 83% 43% PIT
5 Jim McBride Boston Globe 44% 17% 71% ATL 5 John Boell Newsday 56% 83% 29% PIT
6 Bob Glauber Newsday 58% 50% 67% PIT 6 Vic Tafur SFGate 76% 67% 86% PIT
7 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 58% 50% 67% PIT 7 Dave Richard CBS 62% 67% 57% ATL
8 Sam Farmer LA Times 50% 33% 67% PIT 8 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 55% 67% 43% PIT
9 Teamrankings Teamrankings 62% 67% 57% ATL 9 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 48% 67% 29% PIT
10 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 62% 67% 57% ATL 10 Shalise Young Boston Globe 48% 67% 29% PIT
11 Jason La Canfora CBS 54% 50% 57% PIT 11 Numberfire Numberfire 61% 50% 71% ATL
12 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 54% 50% 57% PIT 12 Jim McBride Boston Globe 58% 50% 67% ATL
13 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 54% 50% 57% ATL 13 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 54% 50% 57% ATL
14 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 45% 33% 57% ATL 14 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 46% 50% 43% ATL
15 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 45% 33% 57% PIT 15 Josh Katzowitz CBS 46% 50% 43% PIT
16 David Moore DallasNews.com 45% 33% 57% PIT 16 Pete Prisco CBS 46% 50% 43% ATL
17 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 45% 33% 57% PIT 17 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 46% 50% 43% ATL
18 Ben Volin Boston Globe 37% 17% 57% ATL 18 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 46% 50% 43% PIT
19 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 29% 0% 57% ATL 19 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 46% 50% 43% PIT
20 Vic Tafur SFGate 58% 67% 50% PIT 20 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 46% 50% 43% PIT
21 Tom Rock Newsday 33% 17% 50% PIT 21 Tom Rock Newsday 46% 50% 43% PIT
22 Brandon George DallasNews.com 55% 67% 43% PIT 22 Walterfootball Walterfootball 46% 50% 43% ATL
23 Walterfootball Walterfootball 55% 67% 43% ATL 23 Frank Schwab Yahoo 46% 50% 43% PIT
24 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 38% 33% 43% PIT 24 Ben Volin Boston Globe 39% 50% 29% ATL
25 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 38% 33% 43% 25 Bill Simmons Grantland 32% 50% 14% PIT
26 Frank Schwab Yahoo 30% 17% 43% PIT 26 Sam Farmer LA Times 32% 50% 14% PIT
27 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 48% 67% 29% ATL 27 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 34% 40% 29%
28 Dave Richard CBS 39% 50% 29% ATL 28 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 52% 33% 71% PIT
29 Pete Prisco CBS 39% 50% 29% ATL 29 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 52% 33% 71%
30 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 39% 50% 29% PIT 30 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 38% 33% 43% ATL
31 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 31% 33% 29% PIT 31 Jason La Canfora CBS 38% 33% 43% PIT
32 John Breech CBS 31% 33% 29% ATL 32 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 38% 33% 43% PIT
33 Josh Katzowitz CBS 31% 33% 29% PIT 33 Ryan Wilson CBS 31% 33% 29% ATL
34 Shalise Young Boston Globe 23% 17% 29% PIT 34 Brandon George DallasNews.com 31% 33% 29% PIT
35 Numberfire Numberfire 23% 17% 29% ATL 35 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 17% 33% 0% ATL
36 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 23% 17% 29% ATL 36 Bob Glauber Newsday 41% 25% 57% PIT
37 Dave Tuley ESPN 63% 100% 25% ATL 37 Pickwatch Pickwatch 33% 25% 40% PIT
38 Pickwatch Pickwatch 35% 50% 20% PIT 38 John Breech CBS 37% 17% 57% ATL
39 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 8% 0% 17% 39 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 37% 17% 57% ATL
40 John Boell Newsday 24% 33% 14% PIT 40 David Moore DallasNews.com 30% 17% 43% PIT
41 Ryan Wilson CBS 15% 17% 14% ATL 41 Teamrankings Teamrankings 23% 17% 29% ATL
Average Home Road Average Home Road
44% 41% 46% 46% 49% 44%