Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington Redskins - 4/21/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals
Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: Arizona Cardinals -1.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5
The Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals meet Tuesday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Washington Redskins have one player ranked in the 90s, and that’s left tackle Trent Williams who brings in a 92 overall rating and a 90 awareness rating. Right guard Brandon Scherff has an 88 overall rating, giving the Redskins an above-average offensive line in Madden20. As for the skill positions, the Redskins turn to tight end Jordan Reed who has an 84 overall rating and wide receiver Terry Mclaurin who is 81 overall. Quarterback, the Redskins are led by Dwayne Haskins who is 70 overall with a 70 awareness rating and 76 speed rating. The Washington Redskins are one of those teams in this game you have to play really conservative with, as they don’t have the horses on either side of the ball to really flip a game. Rely on defense and ground game and hope Haskins doesn’t make the turnover that kills your bet.
The Arizona Cardinals have their top-three ranked players on the defensive side of the ball in linebacker Chandler Jones (90 overall), cornerback Patrick Peterson (88 overall) and safety Budda Baker (84 overall). Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald brings in a 83 overall with an 86 acceleration rating. The real difference maker for the Cardinals is quarterback Kyler Murray, who may be just a 75 overall with a 69 awareness rating, but he brings in a 91 speed rating and 92 acceleration rating. The only quarterback faster than Murray in this video game is the Baltimore Ravens Lamar Jackson. Having that type of playmaker with the ball constantly in his hands is a game changer and a big play waiting to happen.
This is going to be a very interesting game with two rookie quarterbacks with low awareness ratings on both sides, so expect boneheaded plays and possible crucial turnovers. The difference here is that the Arizona Cardinals have higher rated players at the key positions and have a quarterback who can make plays with his legs while also extending the pocket. I also trust the Cardinals defense more Jones and Peterson leading their areas of the field. I'll lay the small chalk with the Cardinals at home.