New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 4/6/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 4/6/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints

Madden20 Sim: Monday, April 6, 2020 at 9:00 pm

The Line: New Orleans Saints -3.5 -- Over/Under: 47

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The Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints meet Monday in a Madden20 Simulation Game.

The Philadelphia Eagles have a lot to offer in the Madden world with four players ranked 90 or better overall. Those players include tight end Zach Ertz, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and offensive linemen Brandon Brooks and Jason Kelce. Throw in Lane Johnson and Jason Peters, and the Eagles have possibly the best offensive line in the game, making things easy for running backs Josh Howard and Miles Sanders. Quarterback Carson Wentz also has a lot of time to throw the ball, and he’s decently rated at 83 overall, 83 awareness, 81 speed and 87 acceleration. We also can’t forget about wide receiver Desean Jackson, who has a 94 speed rating and 93 acceleration rating, making him one of the biggest x-factors in the game due to his game changing wheels. The Philadelphia Eagles are reliable in the trenches and that makes them a valuable team to back in computer simulations where it’s usually the little things that make a difference. 

The New Orleans Saints have five players ranked 91 or better overall in quarterback Drew Brees, wide receiver Michael Thomas, defensive end Cameron Jordan and offensive linemen Ryan Ramczyk and Terron Armstead. As if a solid offensive line and game changers at quarterback and wide receiver wasn’t enough, the Saints also have an 89 overall at running back in Alvin Kamara who also has a 94 acceleration rating. The Saints are able to flip a game quickly and with Brees having a 98 awareness rating, he’s not going to be fooled by the defense often. The Saints also have one of the faster secondary’s in the game with Justin Hardee, Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple all having speed and acceleration above 90 ratings, so you’re confident they won’t get beat deep often. The New Orleans Saints are easily one of the best teams to play with in Madden 20. 

These are two teams loaded with highly ranked players and solid along the offensive lines, so you can make a case for either side. The difference for me is that the Saints have more offensive firepower on the offensive side and have a quarterback who is less prone to mistakes. With a 98 awareness rating, Brees isn't going to make boneheaded plays or the costly late turnover that kills your bet. The New Orleans Saints are a little more trustworthy in this contest, so I'll lay the reasonable chalk. 

Randy’s Pick New Orleans Saints -3.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.