San Francisco 49ers at Oakland Raiders
Madden20 Sim: Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Oakland Raiders +4 -- Over/Under: 49 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders meet Thursday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The San Francisco 49ers have 10 different players who are ranked 85 overall or better. Tight end George Kittle leads the charge with a 97 overall rating and cornerback Richard Sherman has a 94 overall rating. Defensive end Nick Bosa, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and left tackle Joe Staley all have 89 ratings. The San Francisco 49ers are obviously one of the more balanced and highest rated teams in the game and have very little weakness. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has an 84 rating and an above-average acceleration to avoid pressure. On either side of the ball, you have to like the 49ers to show up and put together a consistent performance no matter who they play.
The Oakland Raiders aren’t all that fun to play with in this game, as their highest rated player is their center in Rodney Hudson, who is a 93 overall rating with a 90 strength rating. Richie Incognito and Trent Brown are the Raiders next highest rated players, which makes for a strong offensive line but really thin on the difference makers. Running back Josh Jacobs is rated 85 overall with a 91 acceleration rating while tight end Darren Waller is rated 85 overall with an 89 speed rating. Quarterback Derek Carr is rated 80 overall with an 87 acceleration rating and Tyrell Williams is his top ranked receiver with an 82 overall rating and 95 agility rating. The Oakland Raiders have one of the better offensive lines in the game, but the defense can get gashed and the offense can struggle to produce the big play that really opens the game up.
The San Francisco 49ers are one of the tougher teams in this game to pick against due to the balance and depth of their team and having 10 players ranked 85 overall or better. However, the 49ers have been used a lot lately in these simulations and you're going to end up with a stinker sooner or later. The Oakland Raiders also aren't that bad of an option on All Madden, as they have above-average offensive and defensive lines and can control the game up front.
This could end up being an ugly, physical contest that's decided late. I want the Raiders and the points.