Los Angeles Rams vs. Los Angeles Chargers - 4/26/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams
Madden20 Sim: Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: Los Angeles Rams PK -- Over/Under: 46
The Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams meet Sunday night in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Los Angeles Chargers are a really underrated team in the Madden game, as they have 11 different players ranked 81 or better overall. Wide receiver Keenan Allen, defensive end Joey Bosa and cornerback Casey Hayward are the highest rated players in the 90s, while defensive end Melvin Ingram and safety Derwin James come in at 88 overall. The Chargers have a relentless pass rush in this game and a strong front seven overall that limits big plays and forces the opposing offense to work hard for everything. Quarterback Philip Rivers is rated 84 overall and has an 88 awareness rating, so he’s not going to make the boneheaded play often that you see in these simulation games. The Los Angeles Chargers have a lot to offer in Madden and are a balanced team that you can make money on during these simulations.
The Los Angeles Rams may not have accomplished much last season, but they have eight players who are ranked at least 85 overall in Madden20. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald is one of the best players in the game with a 99 overall rating and a 99 strength rating. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey is a 94 overall and 93 acceleration rating, while left tackle Andrew Whitworth is 88 overall and has a 90 awareness rating. Running back Todd Gurley has a 86 overall rating and a 91 speed rating and quarterback Jared Goff is rated 77 overall with an 86 acceleration rating. The Los Angeles Rams has one of the better wide receiver trios in this game and have a defense filled with game changers. You can win a lot in this game playing with the Los Angeles Rams.
In a battle of LA, the Los Angeles Rams are probably the better more talented team with elite difference makers on the defensive side of the ball. However, the Los Angeles Chargers are one of the deeper more underrated teams in this game and the video game world doesn't know that Rivers is past his prime and not supposed to make some of the throws he does in the virtual world.
The Rams are the better team and probably the right pick in a pick em, but there's just something about the Chargers explosiveness on the offensive side that leans me in their direction.