New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings - 4/22/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints
Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: New Orleans Saints -6 -- Over/Under: 48.5
The Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints meet Wednesday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Minnesota Vikings are one of those teams that’s absolutely loaded on the offensive side of the ball with wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, as well as running back Darlin Cook all ranked 90 overall or better. The Vikings defense isn’t too shabby either with safety Harrision Smith being the teams highest rated player at 95 overall while Everyone Griffen and Danielle Hunter being two speed rushers ranked in the high 80s. Quarterback Kirk Cousins is also somebody you can win with, as he has a decent rating of 82 overall and a 82 acceleration rating to do a good job of moving the pocket. The Minnesota Vikings can’t seem to make this team work in real life, but they have a lot of fun weapons to use in the video game and should have a lot of success as well as flashy plays on both sides of the ball.
The New Orleans Saints have five players ranked 91 or better overall in quarterback Drew Brees, wide receiver Michael Thomas, defensive end Cameron Jordan and offensive linemen Ryan Ramczyk and Terron Armstead. As if a solid offensive line and game changers at quarterback and wide receiver wasn’t enough, the Saints also have an 89 overall at running back in Alvin Kamara who also has a 94 acceleration rating. The Saints are able to flip a game quickly and with Brees having a 98 awareness rating, he’s not going to be fooled by the defense often. The Saints also have one of the faster secondary’s in the game with Justin Hardee, Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple all having speed and acceleration above 90 ratings, so you’re confident they won’t get beat deep often. The New Orleans Saints are easily one of the best teams to play with in Madden 20.
These are two fun teams to play with in this game and they both have balance on both sides of the ball where they can strike quickly. However, the New Orleans Saints are more trustworthy on the offensive side in these simulations where Brees has a high awareness rating and likely won't make that key mistake that kills your bet. The Saints also have the speedy secondary to keep up with these flashy Vikings receivers.
Getting this line just under a full touchdown, I'll take my chances with the Saints.