The Bengals opened up as significant 6.5-point favorites for this matchup

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Elite Aramis Ramirez Jersey Sure, there are a few matches in the card that will get fans riled up like they would if it was on an NXT TakeOver event or a secondary pay-per-view, but WrestleMania is meant to attract the casual WWE fan, or maybe even a first-time viewer. It’s the reason you’ve been frequently grimacing since the Royal Rumble (or earlier), since this is when the Mania storylines typically unravel.

Two matches in particular exemplify this split between you and your buddy who still calls it the WWF: One is the Universal Championship match between current champion Goldberg and Brock Lesnar. SmackDown has it’s own version with Shane McMahon versus AJ Styles.

The Bengals opened up as significant 6.5-point favorites for this matchup, though the line has narrowed slightly throughout the week. Cincinnati was favored by 5.5 points at the lowest, according to OddsShark.

Five of SB Nation’s experts picked the Bengals to hold at home in this one, while Stephen White is the dissenting opinion and believes the Browns will pull off the unlikely upset.

You know why the Patriots lost? Because they didn’t play well enough. When Tom Brady and Bill Belichick got in front of the media at their post-game press conference, they repeated the same boring stuff they always say after a game. What they said may not have made headlines, but it was the truth: The team didn’t play well enough to win. There were missed passes. There were dropped balls. There was blown coverage.

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