New Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots - 4/11/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots - 4/11/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints

Madden20 Sim: Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 9:00 pm

The Line: New England Patriots +2.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints 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 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.

The New Orleans Saints are one of the cheat codes in this game, as they're ridiculously talented at both ends of the field and have highly ranked players who make a difference at key positions. With that said, we're getting free points with the Patriots and Tom Brady, the first and only time that's happened in the four games they're playing today. Even in a video game, you have to find some value with the Pats and free points. 

I want the New England Patriots in the underdog role.

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Randy’s Pick New England Patriots +2.5

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