Baltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos - 4/5/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Denver Broncos at Baltimore Ravens
Madden20 Sim: Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -7.5 -- Over/Under: 47
The Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens meet Sunday in a Madden20 Simulation Game.
The Denver Broncos have an old school feel to their playing style, as they’re going to rely on their defense and ground game to produce victories. Linebacker Von Miller is the Broncos highest rated player at 96 and cornerback Chris Harris is the second highest rated player with a 90 overall. Running back Phillip Lindsay is the Broncos highest rated offensive player at an 85, and he’s going to be the workhorse for Denver to keep things competitive. The concern with the Broncos is that quarterback Drew Lock doesn’t get much respect from the folks at Madden with his 68 rating overall, but he does have decent speed at 83 and could make some plays with his feet at times. The Denver Broncos aren’t flashy, but they play disciplined ball and control the trenches, which could be key with the computer leading the way.
The Baltimore Ravens have five played ranked 91 overall or better, including safety Earl Thomas, left tackle Ronnie Stanley, quarterback Lamar Jackson, right guard Marshal Yanda and defensive tackle Michael Pierce. Not only do the Ravens have a stacked offensive line, but they have a quarterback who is a 96 speed and 96 acceleration, which makes him the modern Michael Vick and pretty much a cheat code in the video game world. Running back Mark Ingram is also tough to bring down and kicker Justin Tucker misses almost nothing with his 87 overall rating. The Baltimore Ravens may not have won the Super Bowl in real life, but they’re absolutely loaded in Madden and almost unfair to play with if you find yourself playing online.
The hook really makes backing the Denver Broncos tempting, as they may not have the horses to go blow for blow with the Ravens, but they control the trenches and aren't a team that beats itself. However, the Baltimore Ravens are absolutely stacked at both sides of the field and have a cheat code at the quarterback position, as Jackson pulls away from defenders in the open field. I'm not trying to step in front of the Ravens. I'll lay the chalk with Baltimore or pass.