Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals
Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals -2.5 -- Over/Under: 43 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals meet Tuesday 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 Cincinnati Bengals have three players ranked 87 overall or higher in wide receiver AJ Green, defensive tackle Geno Atkins and running back joe Mixon. Throw in wide receiver Tyler Boyd who is an 83 overall and has a 92 acceleration rating, and the Bengals are a losing team in real life that actually is intriguing in the video game world. The obvious issue with the Bengals is quarterback Andy Dalton, who is 72 overall, and has a 73 awareness rating and a 75 speed rating. The Cincinnati Bengals have talent and are a surprisingly poor team you can win with in this game. However, in a computer simulation, you have to worry about Dalton and the questionable decisions he’s going to make with a low awareness rating.
The Miami Dolphins aren't the sexiest team in the world and seriously lack talent to open the game up, but they've hung around in a lot of these simulations and gave the Minnesota Vikings a run on Sunday despite being 13-point underdogs. The Cincinnati Bengals are better in video game form than they are in real life, but they lack the depth and aren't lighting the world on fire and shouldn't be favorites against most teams in the game.
If forced to bet this contest, I want the points and the Dolphins. The Miami Dolphins have been effective lately in the passing game and don't often play like one of the worst rated teams in the game.