Experts are starting to line up behind the Cincinnati Bengals.
Those in charge of odds and picks have been with the Bengals for most of the season, but understandably showed some hesitation after the Super Bowl team from a season ago got off to a rough .500 start.
That hesitation is gone.
The Bengals aren’t just odds favorites going into “Monday Night Football” against the Cleveland Browns on the road.
They’re also picked by a resounding 96 percent of the experts polled at NFL Pick Watch. That number only shifts to 85 percent when those same experts pick it against the spread.
The Browns enter the primetime affair at 2-5 and losers of four in a row with backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett leading the charge. It’s worth noting, though, that they’ve played contenders like the Chargers (30-28) and Ravens (23-20) close in those recent losses.
Still, those making picks only have to look at the quarterback matchup and recent results to think the Bengals should keep rolling offensively, which could cause the reeling Browns some serious problems.