Detroit Lions vs. New York Giants - 4/21/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Giants at Detroit Lions
Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Detroit Lions -4.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5
The New York Giants and Detroit Lions meet Tuesday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The New York Giants are heavy offensive team with their top-five ranked players being on that side of the ball starting with running back Saquon Barkley who is a 89 overall with a 92 speed rating. Tight end Evan Engram is an 88 overall with an 88 awareness rating, while wide receiver Golden Tate is an 83 overall rating and 96 agility rating. The concern with the Giants is quarterback Daniel Jones brings in a 70 overall rating with a 72 awareness rating and 84 speed rating. Defensively, defensive end Leonard Williams is the highest rated player at 82 overall and defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson is 80 overall with an 88 strength rating. The New York Giants are light on game changing talent, but you can win with this team if you know how to control the offensive line and mix up a power running game.
The Detroit Lions don’t have a single player ranked in the 90s, but their top three ranked players are on the defensive side of the ball in Damon Harrison, Darius Slay and Trey Flowers. The Lions then have two respectable receivers ranked in the mid 80s in Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, while quarterback Matthew Stafford is ranked 82 overall with a 78 acceleration rating. The Lions have a more than respectable defense in this game and a decent trio of wide receivers when you throw in Danny Amendola, but there’s something about this squad that doesn’t move the needle all that much. Maybe it’s the lack of top tier talent or a quarterback that’s pretty much been the same level his whole career, but the Lions aren’t a team people are running to play with in Madden20.
The New York Giants are very limited on both sides of the ball in terms of talent, and they're running up against a Lions team that has its best players on the defensive side, which is going to hurt that Giants ground attack. The Detroit Lions also have a clear edge at the quarterback position and Stafford isn't that bad in this video game. We just saw the Lions this weekend cruise to victory in blowout fashion. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Lions at home.