Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots - 4/11/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots - 4/11/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Madden20 Sim: Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm

The Line: New England Patriots -2.5 -- Over/Under: 43 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers meet Saturday in a Madden20 Tom Brady Day Simulation Game. 

The New England Patriots have three players ranked in the 90s in cornerback Stephon Gilmore, quarterback Tom Brady and safety Devin McCourty. This day is obviously all about Brady with the Patriots hosting four simulation games, and he brings a 95 awareness rating to the table with a 70 agility rating. However, when you throw in linebacker Dont’a Hightower and his 88 overall rating, the Pats rely heavily on their defense in this game with three of their top-four ranked players being on that side of the ball. Offensively, wide receiver Julian Edelman has a solid 91 acceleration and 87 overall rating, while the offensive line has three players with an 84 overall rating or above. The New England Patriots are short on offensive weapons, but they have an effective defense and a quarterback who doesn’t get fooled often and takes care of the football. 

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The Los Angeles Chargers are a really underrated team in the Madden game, as they have 11 different players ranked 81 or better overall. Wide receiver Keenan Allen, defensive end Joey Bosa and cornerback Casey Hayward are the highest rated players in the 90s, while defensive end Melvin Ingram and safety Derwin James come in at 88 overall. The Chargers have a relentless pass rush in this game and a strong front seven overall that limits big plays and forces the opposing offense to work hard for everything. Quarterback Philip Rivers is rated 84 overall and has an 88 awareness rating, so he’s not going to make the boneheaded play often that you see in these simulation games. The Los Angeles Chargers have a lot to offer in Madden and are a balanced team that you can make money on during these simulations. 

I know this is supposed to be a day dedicated to Brady and we'll see the Patriots play four times on this stream, but the Los Angeles Chargers have more balance to their attack in this game and are one of the more underrated teams in Madden20. I'm not walking away from free points with the Chargers often in this version of Madden. The Chargers have a strong front seven, can pressure the quarterback and they have solid weapons offensively. I want the Chargers and the points.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Chargers +2.5

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