Los Angeles Rams vs. New England Patriots - 4/29/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Rams vs. New England Patriots - 4/29/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots at Los Angeles Rams

Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm

The Line: Los Angeles Rams +5.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams meet Wednesday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game. CLICK HERE TO BET THIS NFL SIM GAME

The New England Patriots have three players ranked in the 90s in cornerback Stephon Gilmore, quarterback Tom Brady and safety Devin McCourty. This day is obviously all about Brady with the Patriots hosting four simulation games, and he brings a 95 awareness rating to the table with a 70 agility rating. However, when you throw in linebacker Dont’a Hightower and his 88 overall rating, the Pats rely heavily on their defense in this game with three of their top-four ranked players being on that side of the ball. Offensively, wide receiver Julian Edelman has a solid 91 acceleration rating and 87 overall rating, while the offensive line has three players with an 84 overall rating or above. The New England Patriots are short on offensive weapons, but they have an effective defense and a quarterback who doesn’t get fooled often and takes care of the football.

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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.

These teams just played each other on Monday and the Los Angeles Rams actually outplayed the Pats but turned the ball over three times. The Rams outgunned the Patriots in the 10-point loss and averaged 6.9 yards per play on offense but couldn't hold onto the football. It's why high awareness ratings are key in these simulations, as you need to trust the computer is going to make the right play and not do anything boneheaded. 

With that said, you have to like what the Rams showed in Monday's game and you know they're capable of a similar showing without the miscues. Give me the Rams and the free points.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Rams +5.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.