New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 4/23/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 4/23/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

Madden20 Sim: Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

The Line: New York Giants +8.5 -- Over/Under: 50

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The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants meet Thursday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.

The Philadelphia Eagles have a lot to offer in the Madden world with four players ranked 90 or better overall. Those players include tight end Zach Ertz, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and offensive linemen Brandon Brooks and Jason Kelce. Throw in Lane Johnson and Jason Peters, and the Eagles have possibly the best offensive line in the game, making things easy for running backs Josh Howard and Miles Sanders. Quarterback Carson Wentz also has a lot of time to throw the ball, and he’s decently rated at 83 overall, 83 awareness, 81 speed and 87 acceleration. We also can’t forget about wide receiver Desean Jackson, who has a 94 speed rating and 93 acceleration rating, making him one of the biggest x-factors in the game due to his game changing wheels. The Philadelphia Eagles are reliable in the trenches and that makes them a valuable team to back in computer simulations where it’s usually the little things that make a difference.

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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 Philadelphia Eagles are one of the more balanced teams in this game and are capable of covering a number this big, but the problem is I'm not thrilled about leaving this many points on the table in a computer simulation contest. We've seen countless upsets over the last few weeks and points are hard to pass up once you start talking about serious chalk. The New York Giants may have their concerns, mainly at quarterback, but they have one of the top backs in this game and some nice offensive weapons overall.

I want the Giants and the points.

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Randy’s Pick New York Giants +8.5

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