Washington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions - 4/28/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Lions at Washington Redskins
Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: Washington Redskins +4 -- Over/Under: 45.5
The Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins meet Tuesday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Detroit Lions don’t have a single player ranked in the 90s, but their top three ranked players are on the defensive side of the ball in Damon Harrison, Darius Slay and Trey Flowers. The Lions then have two respectable receivers ranked in the mid 80s in Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, while quarterback Matthew Stafford is ranked 82 overall with a 78 acceleration rating. The Lions have a more than respectable defense in this game and a decent trio of wide receivers when you throw in Danny Amendola, but there’s something about this squad that doesn’t move the needle all that much. Maybe it’s the lack of top tier talent or a quarterback that’s pretty much been the same level his whole career, but the Lions aren’t a team people are running to play with in Madden20.
The Washington Redskins have one player ranked in the 90s, and that’s left tackle Trent Williams who brings in a 92 overall rating and a 90 awareness rating. Right guard Brandon Scherff has an 88 overall rating, giving the Redskins an above-average offensive line in Madden20. As for the skill positions, the Redskins turn to tight end Jordan Reed who has an 84 overall rating and wide receiver Terry Mclaurin who is 81 overall. Quarterback, the Redskins are led by Dwayne Haskins who is 70 overall with a 70 awareness rating and 76 speed rating. The Washington Redskins are one of those teams in this game you have to play really conservative with, as they don’t have the horses on either side of the ball to really flip a game. Rely on defense and ground game and hope Haskins doesn’t make the turnover that kills your bet.
Both of these teams are extremely thin on top level ratings and aren't teams you should be running to the window to bet on. However, the Detroit Lions have a considerable edge on the offensive side both at quarterback and with wide receiver depth. The Washington Redskins have a rookie quarterback with a very low awareness rating and you have to hope he doesn't make the boneheaded mistake that kills your bet.
I have more confidence in the Detroit Lions finishing drives, so I'll lay the reasonable chalk with them on the road.