Houston Texans vs. Buffalo Bills - 4/22/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans
Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Houston Texans -4 -- Over/Under: 45.5
The Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans meet Wednesday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Buffalo Bills rely on their defense in this video game, as it’s the side of the ball where their top-four ranked players are. Micah Hyde, Tre-Davious White, Jordan Poyer and Lorenzo Alexander are the Bills top ranked players with overall ratings of at least 83 overall. The Bills offense is led by a pair of receivers who are ranked 83 overall in Cole Beasley and John Brown and they also have high awareness ratings as well which is key in these simulations. For quarterback, Josh Allen is rated 77 overall and has a speed rating of 84 and a 87 acceleration rating. Allen isn’t the most aware quarterback in the world and can struggle with accuracy, but he moves the pocket well and can make plays with his feet. The Bills aren’t the sexiest team in the world, but they get after it defensively and can do just enough offensively to cash a winning bet.
The Houston Texans have one of the best difference makers on both sides of the ball in wide receiver Deandre Hopkins (98 overall) and defensive end JJ Watt (97 overall). Both of those guys can takeover a game even in the virtual world and their awareness of 99 overall makes them reliable in games like this with the computer leading the way. The Texans also have a solid left tackle in Laremy Tunsil who is an 87 overall rating and a 91 awareness rating. Quarterback wise, the Texans have Deshaun Watson who has a 86 overall rating and an 88 acceleration rating, so he can kill defenses with his arm or legs. The x-factor for the Texans is wide receiver Will Fuller, who has a 95 speed rating and 93 acceleration rating, giving him the ability to take the top off a defense. Bottom line, the Texans are one of the more underrated teams in Madden20.
The Buffalo Bills are a gritty team that should be able to put up a fight in this contest and possibly win it in the end if the defense / ground game have success. I'm still siding with the Houston Texans, one of my favorite teams to play with in this game personally due to the balance of difference makers on both sides of the ball and a quarterback who can kill defenses with his arm and legs. I'm high on the Texans in Madden20.
I'll take the Texans by a touchdown.