New York Giants vs. New York Jets - 4/13/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Jets at New York Giants
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Monday April 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm
The Line: New York Giants -3.5 -- O/U: 54.5
We have a battle of New York as the Jets take on the Giants in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Monday afternoon.
The New York Jets will look to build on their 1-1 record in simulation play after a 45-38 loss to Cleveland in their last outing. Le’Veon Bell leads the Jets on offense with an 88 overall rating, including 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 95 agility as well as 88 carrying and 91 juke. Robby Anderson leads the receivers at 84 overall with 91 catching while Sam Darnold is rated 74 overall as the Jets’ starting QB. Defensively, Jamal Adams leads the Jets with a 92 overall grade, with 95 power and 92 zone coverage as well as 91 speed and 90 acceleration. The Jets also possess a pair of 85 overall rated middle linebackers in C.J. Mosley and Avery Williamson, with both having 89 acceleration and Mosley having 91 tackling while Williamson has 86 block shedding.
The New York Giants come into this one with a 1-5 simulation record after a 15-10 loss to Buffalo last time out. Saquon Barkley leads Big Blue on offense with an 89 overall rating, with 92 speed, 93 acceleration, 96 agility, 94 carrying and 94 juke grades. Evan Engram leads the Giants’ receiving group at tight end at 88 overall with 88 catching, 90 speed and 91 acceleration marks. Golden Tate III and Sterling Shepard make up a solid wide receiver pair with each logging 90 speed and 91 acceleration with Tate III having 89 catching compared to Shepard’s 88. On defense, Leonard Williams is the only 80+ overall player on that side of the ball for the Giants at 82 overall with 88 tackling and 88 impact blocking.
I get that this game is being played on the same field and anything can happen in these simulation games, but the Giants haven’t really shown me anything up to this point to make them worthy of being favored here. The Giants have the higher-rated players and hung with Buffalo, but that hasn’t stopped the G-Men from getting beat up more often than not and the Jets have scored 70 points in their two sim games. I’ll take a shot with the Jets and the points here in a game I think the Jets win outright.