Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns - 5/2/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Chargers
Madden20 Sim: Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5
The Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Chargers meet Saturday 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 Los Angeles Chargers are a really underrated team in the Madden game, as they have 11 different players ranked 81 or better overall. Wide receiver Keenan Allen, defensive end Joey Bosa and cornerback Casey Hayward are the highest rated players in the 90s, while defensive end Melvin Ingram and safety Derwin James come in at 88 overall. The Chargers have a relentless pass rush in this game and a strong front seven overall that limits big plays and forces the opposing offense to work hard for everything. Quarterback Philip Rivers is rated 84 overall and has an 88 awareness rating, so he’s not going to make the boneheaded play often that you see in these simulation games. The Los Angeles Chargers have a lot to offer in Madden and are a balanced team that you can make money on during these simulations.
The Los Angeles Chargers have been profitable for us in these simulation games, but a lot of those positive results came in the underdog role when they were overlooked. I'm not sure I love the Chargers in the favorite role when laying decent sized chalk. The Cleveland Browns are a pretty solid rated team with an explosive offense and receivers who can takeover a game. The Cleveland Browns can surprise people and the fact we're getting 4.5 free points, it makes them tough to pass up.
I'll side with the Cleveland Browns and the free points.