Los Angeles Chargers vs. New York Giants - 4/28/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Giants at Los Angeles Chargers
Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5
The New York Giants and Los Angeles Chargers meet Tuesday night in a Madden20 simulation game.
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 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 Chargers are a team we've been high on from the start and they cashed us a ticket Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams when they cruised to victory on the road in a pick em contest. The Chargers are one of the better teams in this game and shouldn't be taken lightly. With that said, you're really taking risks when laying more than a touchdown in these simulation games and putting a lot of faith in the computer to do its job. We've seen constant upsets in these sims and even double-digit underdogs win outright.
As you approach double-digit chalk, I'm usually always leaning toward the underdog. Give me the New York Giants.