Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears - 4/17/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears - 4/17/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

Madden20 Sim: Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm

The Line: Minnesota Vikings -4 -- Over/Under: 42.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings meet Friday night in a Madden20 simulation game.

The Chicago Bears rely heavily on the defensive side of the ball, as six of their top-seven ranked players are defensive players. Linebacker Khalil Mack leads the Bears with 98 overall rating while Eddie Jackson and Kyle Fuller make for one of the better secondary’s in the game. Surprisingly, wide receiver Allen Robinson is the Bears second best rated player at a 89 overall. Overall, it’s hard to get behind the Chicago Bears who have a quarterback in Mitch Trubisky who has a rating of 73 overall, which is the same as their punter Pat O’Donnell. The Bears defense should keep them in games, but you really lack confidence if this team gets behind early and has to rely on throwing the ball to get back in it.

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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 Chicago Bears are always worth a look in the underdog role because of their lights out defense that keeps them in games. However, the Minnesota Vikings are one of the more balanced teams in this game and have the explosiveness on the offensive side to score against anybody. If the Bears get behind big at any point, this game is pretty much finished. I'm going to lay the reasonable chalk with the Minnesota Vikings at home.


Randy’s Pick Minnesota Vikings -4

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