Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts - 4/19/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns
Madden20 Sim: Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm
The Line: Cleveland Browns PK -- Over/Under: 43.5
The Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns meet Sunday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Indianapolis Colts weren’t given many favors in this game rating wise, but they have a respectable offensive line with Quenton Nelson and his 94 rating as well as Anthony Castonzo and his 85 overall rating. There’s also some decent options on the outside in TY Hilton and Eric Ebron, both who are ranked in the high 80s overall. After that, things start to fall off a bit with the Colts and it’s hard to find players who can takeover a game. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett is ranked 72 overall and has an 84 acceleration rating, and his awareness rating is just 74 so he comes with boneheaded plays in these simulation games. The Colts are one of those teams that have to play at a high level for 60 minutes and the second they make mistake things can unravel rather quickly. Most people aren’t running to the sticks to play with the Colts in Madden20.
The Cleveland Browns don’t ever accomplish anything in real life, but they have all the talent in the world that makes them intriguing in the video game. The Browns have three players ranked 90 or better in defensive end Myles Garrett, running back Nick Chubb and wide receiver Odell Beckham. The Browns have another highly ranked running back in Kareem Hunt at 88 and a speedy slot receiver in Jarvis Landry who is ranked at 84 overall and 91 acceleration. Quarterback Baker Mayfield went from an 83 overall to a 76, but his 82 speed and 86 acceleration makes him somebody who can extend plays and even move the chains with his legs at times. The Cleveland Browns are a team you can win a lot of games with in Madden.
I'm not all that high on the Indianapolis Colts in this game, especially when they have a quarterback with a low awareness rating. You want teams that can either make game changing plays on a consistent basis or players with high awareness ratings to avoid the silly mistakes that can kill your bet. The Cleveland Browns have far and away the better talent in this game and can run away with things if Mayfield and company get hot. In a pick em game, I'll gladly side with the Browns.