Green Bay Packers vs. New York Giants - 5/3/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Giants at Green Bay Packers
Madden20 Sim: Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Green Bay Packers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5
The New York Giants and Green Bay Packers meet Sunday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The New York Giants are heavy offensive team with their top-five ranked players being on that side of the ball starting with running back Saquon Barkley who is a 89 overall with a 92 speed rating. Tight end Evan Engram is an 88 overall with an 88 awareness rating, while wide receiver Golden Tate is an 83 overall rating and 96 agility rating. The concern with the Giants is quarterback Daniel Jones brings in a 70 overall rating with a 72 awareness rating and 84 speed rating. Defensively, defensive end Leonard Williams is the highest rated player at 82 overall and defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson is 80 overall with an 88 strength rating. The New York Giants are light on game changing talent, but you can win with this team if you know how to control the offensive line and mix up a power running game.
The Green Bay Packers have three players ranked 90 or better overall in left tackle David Bakhtiari, wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive tackle Kenny Clark. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers comes in with an 89 rating overall, a 82 rating in acceleration and a 91 awareness rating. Of course, a lot of the Packers success comes down to quarterback play and as long as he takes care of the ball, they’ll give you a chance to win no matter who they play. The problem is the Packers have limited weapons outside of quarterback, so scoring can be limited at times and the ground game has been weak in past simulations. However, the Green Bay Packers have eight players with an awareness rating of at least 90, which is important in a computer simulation where you’re counting on guys to do their job correctly.
I'm not a fan of laying big chalk in these simulations, but this feels like a game where the Packers can have their way on the offensive side against a bad Giants defense, and New York just doesn't have the horses to respond. I expect a big game from Rodgers and company, and the Giants are going to be their usual sluggish self on both ends of the field.
The Green Bay Packers can and should run away with this contest.