Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills - 4/12/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Sunday April 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm
The Line: Buffalo Bills -7.5 -- O/U: 51.5
The Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins meet in an AFC East division matchup in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Sunday afternoon.
The Buffalo Bills will look to build off of their first simulation victory, sitting at 1-3 after a 15-10 win over the New York Giants on Saturday. Cole Beasley and John Brown lead Buffalo’s receiving group, coming in at 83 overall, with Brown being the faster of the two in-game with 92 speed and 90 acceleration while Beasley is the shiftier receiver with 92 agility. Frank Gore and Devin Singletary are the two-headed monster at running back for the Bills at 80 overall, while Josh Allen is at 77 overall at QB. Defensively, the secondary is Buffalo’s greatest asset with Micah Hyde and Tre’Davious White both at 88 overall, with White possessing 91 speed and 93 acceleration at cornerback while Hyde has a 91 zone coverage rating at free safety. Jordan Poyer is 85 overall at strong safety and Lorenzo Alexander is a decent 83 overall at one of the outside linebacker spots.
The Miami Dolphins will look to build on a 16-10 win over these same Buffalo Bills in their last outing. Devante Parker leads Miami with an 84 overall rating, including 91 speed and 91 acceleration while albert Tilson is at 76 overall at wide receiver as well with 91 speed and acceleration as well. Ryan Fitzpatrick leads the charge under center for Miami, but only at 74 overall. On defense, three of Miami’s four 80+ rated overall players are all in the secondary, with Xavien Howard and Aqib Talib at 82 and 81 overall with Howard owning 92 speed and 92 acceleration while Talib has 91 acceleration and 91 agility. Reshad Jones is also at 82 overall at strong safety with 86 speed and 89 acceleration.
I get that Buffalo has a lot more higher-rated players, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Bills haven’t looked good in these simulation matchups and the Dolphins have already beaten Buffalo. I get that these games can be a coin flip, but nothing here says that the Bills are a touchdown better and giving up the hook as well just makes the pick for me. Give me Miami and the points in this one.