Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins - 4/26/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings
Madden20 Sim: Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: Minnesota Vikings -10 -- Over/Under: 43.5
The Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings meet Sunday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Miami Dolphins don’t have a ton to offer in this game, but three of their top-four rated players are on the defensive side in cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Aqib Talib, as well as safety Reshad Jones. Wide receiver DeVante Parker is the Dolphins highest rated player at 84 overall with a 91 speed and acceleration ratings. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick checks out at 74 overall with an 80 awareness rating and 80 acceleration rating. The x-factor for the Dolphins is wide receiver Jakeem Grant, who has a 96 sped rating and 94 acceleration rating, one of the few difference makers on this team capable of turning out a big play. Overall, the Miami Dolphins aren’t scaring anybody and have just four players ranked 81 overall or higher. At least in Madden20, the Dolphins are a tough team to sell and can often find themselves over their head.
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 Miami Dolphins aren't a team you should be looking to bet often in this game, as the rankings just aren't there and they look overmatched most of the time. With that said, I'm not looking to lay big chalk in simulation games and we've found over these last several weeks that points can come in handy, even if the teams are in completely different classes. Once you start laying more than a touchdown, I'm leaning toward the points and taking my chances.
Give me the Dolphins and the 10 points.