San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings - 4/15/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings - 4/15/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Chuck Cook -USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers

Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm

The Line: San Francisco 49ers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers meet Wednesday in a Madden20 simulation game.

The Minnesota Vikings are one of those teams that’s absolutely loaded on the offensive side of the ball with wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, as well as running back Darlin Cook all ranked 90 overall or better. The Vikings defense isn’t too shabby either with safety Harrision Smith being the teams highest rated player at 95 overall while Everyone Griffen and Danielle Hunter being two speed rushers ranked in the high 80s. Quarterback Kirk Cousins is also somebody you can win with, as he has a decent rating of 82 overall and a 82 acceleration rating to do a good job of moving the pocket. The Minnesota Vikings can’t seem to make this team work in real life, but they have a lot of fun weapons to use in the video game and should have a lot of success as well as flashy plays on both sides of the ball. 

The San Francisco 49ers have 10 different players who are ranked 85 overall or better. Tight end George Kittle leads the charge with a 97 overall rating and cornerback Richard Sherman has a 94 overall rating. Defensive end Nick Bosa, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and left tackle Joe Staley all have 89 ratings. The San Francisco 49ers are obviously one of the more balanced and highest rated teams in the game and have very little weakness. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has an 84 rating and an above-average acceleration to avoid pressure. On either side of the ball, you have to like the 49ers to show up and put together a consistent performance no matter who they play.

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The Minnesota Vikings are an explosive and dangerous team you should consider taking points with, but I'm not sure I trust them on the road against arguably the most balanced team in the game with a defense that allows nothing easy. The San Francisco 49ers on All Madden are as tough as it gets and are sure to force a couple turnovers in this contest. I need a couple more points to consider the Vikings in this spot. Give me the 49ers and the reasonable chalk at home.

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Randy’s Pick San Francisco 49ers -3.5

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

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