Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns - 5/1/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
Madden20 Sim: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals +2.5 -- Over/Under: 45
The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals meet Friday night in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Cleveland Browns don’t ever accomplish anything in real life, but they have all the talent in the world that makes them intriguing in the video game. The Browns have three players ranked 90 or better in defensive end Myles Garrett, running back Nick Chubb and wide receiver Odell Beckham. The Browns have another highly ranked running back in Kareem Hunt at 88 and a speedy slot receiver in Jarvis Landry who is ranked at 84 overall and 91 acceleration. Quarterback Baker Mayfield went from an 83 overall to a 76, but his 82 speed and 86 acceleration makes him somebody who can extend plays and even move the chains with his legs at times. The Cleveland Browns are a team you can win a lot of games with in Madden.
The Cincinnati Bengals have three players ranked 87 overall or higher in wide receiver AJ Green, defensive tackle Geno Atkins and running back joe Mixon. Throw in wide receiver Tyler Boyd who is an 83 overall and has a 92 acceleration rating, and the Bengals are a losing team in real life that actually is intriguing in the video game world. The obvious issue with the Bengals is quarterback Andy Dalton, who is 72 overall, and has a 73 awareness rating and a 75 speed rating. The Cincinnati Bengals have talent and are a surprisingly poor team you can win with in this game. However, in a computer simulation, you have to worry about Dalton and the questionable decisions he’s going to make with a low awareness rating.
The Cleveland Browns are head and shoulders the more talented team and have the horses offensively to really open a game up. However, the Browns can also run hot and cold and can make a ton of boneheaded plays that allow games to get away from them as well. The Cincinnati Bengals are much better in this game than they are in real life, and they can be a profitable team if you can avoid the turnovers from Dalton.
In a game that's probably going to have a lot of back and forth, I want the points with the Bengals at home.