Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots - 4/30/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts
Madden20 Sim: Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Indianapolis Colts +6 -- Over/Under: 47
The New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts meet Thursday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation 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.
The Indianapolis Colts weren’t given many favors in this game rating wise, but they have a respectable offensive line with Quenton Nelson and his 94 rating as well as Anthony Castonzo and his 85 overall rating. There’s also some decent options on the outside in TY Hilton and Eric Ebron, both who are ranked in the high 80s overall. After that, things start to fall off a bit with the Colts and it’s hard to find players who can takeover a game. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett is ranked 72 overall and has an 84 acceleration rating, and his awareness rating is just 74 so he comes with boneheaded plays in these simulation games. The Colts are one of those teams that have to play at a high level for 60 minutes and the second they make mistake things can unravel rather quickly. Most people aren’t running to the sticks to play with the Colts in Madden20.
The New England Patriots have played several simulation games this week and I'm hesitant in backing those teams, as you're never going to get the same performance each time the computer takes the field. The Indianapolis Colts are far from a team you want to make a habit of using in Madden20, but we are getting a free touchdown with them at home against a Pats squad that can be shaky on the defensive side.
I don't love it, but I'll take my chances with the Indianapolis Colts and the free points.