Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots - 4/20/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots - 4/20/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts

Madden 20 NFL Sim: Monday April 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

The Line: New England Patriots -3.5 -- O/U: 57

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The New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Monday night.

The New England Patriots will try to rebound from back-to-back sim game losses after a 40-23 loss to Tampa Bay last time out. Tom Brady leads New England’s offense at QB in this edition of Madden with a 91 overall rating with 90 throw power and 96 short passing accuracy while Julian Edelman is the top man in the New England receiving corps at 87 overall with 91 acceleration, 91 agility and 85 catching. James White leads New England’s running back group at 83 overall with 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 90 agility. On defense, Stephon Gilmore leads New England with a 98 overall rating with 99 awareness and 92 speed with 94 acceleration and 94 agility while also rated at 98 in man coverage and 96 in zone coverage. Devin McCourty is New England’s second-highest rated defensive back at 92 overall with 93 zone coverage and 90 marks across the board in speed, agility and acceleration. Dont’a Hightower leads New England’s linebacking group at 88 overall with 91 impact blocking and 92 tackling as well as 93 play recognition and 93 pursuit.

The Indianapolis Colts will be out to bounce back from a 26-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in their last outing. T.Y. Hilton leads the Colts’ offense with an 88 overall rating, with 93 speed as well as 95 agility and 91 acceleration. The Colts also have some solid beef up front with four offensive linemen with at least an 80 overall rating, led by Quenton Nelson who has a team-high 94 overall rating with a 99 awareness rating as well as 97 strength and 92 run blocking. On the defensive end, Justin Houston leads the group at 86 overall, including a 93 mark in play recognition while Darius Leonard posts up one of the outside linebacker spots with an 85 overall rating including an 88 grade in tackling.

I get that the Colts have had their moments lately and New England has stumbled and the game’s made the Patriots look very un-Patriot-like. However, New England’s also had some beatdowns and for a lot of the game against the Chargers, the Colts just looked like they couldn’t get anything going. The Patriots have been shaky on defense, but this feels like the kind of game where they iron out their wrinkles and lay a beating on Indianapolis, so I’ll lay the points with New England here.

Chris’s Pick New England -3.5

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