Las Vegas/Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Friday April 24, 2020 at 10:00 pm
The Line: Las Vegas/Oakland Raiders -1.5 -- O/U: 56 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Las Vegas/Oakland Raiders and the Arizona Cardinals meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Friday night.
The Las Vegas/Oakland Raiders will look to rebound from a 47-35 loss to the San Francisco 49ers last time out. The Raiders have some muscle on the offensive line with Rodney Hudson at 93 overall, Richie Incognito at 87 overall and Trent Brown at 86 overall. Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller each have 85 overall ratings in the Raider offense, with Jacobs owning 96 carrying and 91 acceleration at running back while Waller has 89 speed, 89 acceleration and 96 catching at tight end. Tyrell Williams is Las Vegas/Oakland’s top wide receiver at 82 overall with 92 speed, 93 acceleration and 95 agility. Derek Carr remains the Raiders’ starting QB with an 80 overall rating. On the defensive end, Lamarcus Joyner comes in with an 83 overall rating, including 88 speed and 92 acceleration, but after Joyner, every defender on the Raiders owns a 79 overall rating or lower.
The Arizona Cardinals will try to rebound from a 27-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in their last game. Larry Fitzgerald leads Arizona’s offense at 83 overall at wide receiver with a 93 catch rating and 91 catching in traffic while Kenyan Drake sits at 81 overall in the Cardinal backfield with 91 speed, 89 acceleration, 90 agility and 87 carrying grades. Kyler Murray comes in as Arizona’s starter under center at 75 overall with 91 speed, 92 acceleration and 90 agility as well as 89 throwing power. On defense, Chandler Jones leads the Cardinal defense with a 90 overall rating, including 92 power move and an 86 tackle rating while Patrick Peterson is at 92 overall with 92 speed, 92 acceleration, 95 agility and 89 man coverage at cornerback.
I’m not trying to get behind either of these teams right now to be honest, especially in a computer controlled simulation where anything can happen. However, one thing I’ve noticed from both sides is that both have a tendency to give up a ton of points, and despite the mediocre ratings, there’s still some talent on the offensive end for both squads. I just think this is another high scoring game that could end up in the 30s on both sides of the board when all is said and done, so I’ll back the over here.