Steelers vs Patriots Expert Predictions for Week 1 Sunday Night Football

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The NFL is finally back and perhaps the league was saving its best for Sunday night – as the matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots is a nice way to close out today's slate.

The Patriots are 5.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, and are playing on their home turf. Still, if you're looking to make a wager on this game, it might be best to take a look at what some industry experts are saying first.

Steelers vs Patriots Expert Predictions

The experts over at CBS are clearly in on the Patriots, as all eight members of the staff are picking New England to win.

Similarly, nine of the 10 experts at ESPN are picking the Patriots to win outright in Week 1. Dan Graziano is the lone expert picking the Steelers to pull off the upset.

Frank Schwab, over at Yahoo! Sports, is going with the Steelers to cover the spread, but the Patriots to come away with the victory at home in the Sunday Night Football opener.

It looks like the experts are on the Patriots, for the most part, as 18 of the 19 are picking New England to win outright.

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