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Week 13 NFL Expert Picks: New York At Pittsburgh

Written by on December 2, 2016

We have reached the point of the NFL season where teams will be looking to get on a roll that will carry them into the playoffs and beyond. Looking back, it really is amazing how many teams have come out of nowhere to get hot in the final few weeks, which has been enough to take them deep in the postseason. The New York Giants are beginning to look as though they might be ready to take up that mantle, as they are coming into this weekend on a 6-game winning streak. They will have a tough one on Sunday versus a Steelers team that is once again starting to find their feet after a bit of a stumble in the middle of the season. Pittsburgh are sitting just off the pace in the AFC North, and they will be looking to steal the top spot away from the Ravens in order to secure themselves a spot in the postseason. The bookies like the Pittsburgh Steelers in this one, and have them as a 6-point favorite over the Giants.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Week 13 NFL Expert Picks: New York Giants At Pittsburgh Steelers

When: Sunday, December 4 at 4:25 PM ESTWhere: Heinz Field, PittsburghTV: FOXRadio: Sirius XM RadioNFL Odds: TBA 

Why bet on the New York Giants

As impressive as this 6-game win streak has been for the New York Giants, it has to be said that those victories have come against some of the lesser lights in the league. That is not to downplay what they have done, but it should be used to highlight that this is likely to be the toughest game that they have had in the past couple of months. The Giants are 6-5 ATS on the season, but the one stat that stands out coming into this match-up is that they are 3-0 ATS versus AFC North opponents this season. Non-conference games have also been kind to them over the past three seasons, as they are 8-2 ATS in those games.

Why bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers lost control of the AFC North with a 4-game losing skid, but it looks as though they have recovered nicely with back to back wins. The one thing that has been particularly pleasing for them in those victories has been the play of the defense, which only gave up a total of 16 points in those 2 games. They are also protecting the ball very well, and have only had 2 turnovers in their last 5 games, including none in the last 3. The Steelers look to be rounding nicely back into form, which is common for them at this time of year. The last 2 seasons has seen Pittsburgh go 6-1 ATS in December.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This is another great match-up to look forward to on Sunday, as this looks like a pair of teams who could well be taking part in the postseason. I like the Steelers at home, and I think that they will be just too much for the Giants to handle.

New York Giants 24 Pittsburgh Steelers 31