New Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals - 5/3/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints
Madden20 Sim: Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: New Orleans Saints -11.5 -- Over/Under: 49
The Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints meet Sunday night in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Arizona Cardinals have their top-three ranked players on the defensive side of the ball in linebacker Chandler Jones (90 overall), cornerback Patrick Peterson (88 overall) and safety Budda Baker (84 overall). Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald brings in a 83 overall with an 86 acceleration rating. The real difference maker for the Cardinals is quarterback Kyler Murray, who may be just a 75 overall with a 69 awareness rating, but he brings in a 91 speed rating and 92 acceleration rating. The only quarterback faster than Murray in this video game is the Baltimore Ravens Lamar Jackson. Having that type of playmaker with the ball constantly in his hands is a game changer and a big play waiting to happen.
The New Orleans Saints have five players ranked 91 or better overall in quarterback Drew Brees, wide receiver Michael Thomas, defensive end Cameron Jordan and offensive linemen Ryan Ramczyk and Terron Armstead. As if a solid offensive line and game changers at quarterback and wide receiver wasn’t enough, the Saints also have an 89 overall at running back in Alvin Kamara who also has a 94 acceleration rating. The Saints are able to flip a game quickly and with Brees having a 98 awareness rating, he’s not going to be fooled by the defense often. The Saints also have one of the faster secondary’s in the game with Justin Hardee, Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple all having speed and acceleration above 90 ratings, so you’re confident they won’t get beat deep often. The New Orleans Saints are easily one of the best teams to play with in Madden 20.
The New Orleans Saints are arguably the most complete team in this game and they're a club I usually blindly back in thee simulations. With that said, I'm just not a fan of laying massive chalk in these simulations where you have to count on a computer to pour it on. We've seen a lot of questionable play calls in these games and we've also seen way too many upsets to be throwing out these sort of numbers so comfortably.
Give me the Arizona Cardinals and the points in a game I'm not terribly confident in if we're being honest.