New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 5/4/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 5/4/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

Madden20 Sim: Monday, May 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm

The Line: New Orleans Saints -8 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints meet Monday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game. 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are actually a respectable team in this video game, as they have two players ranked in the 90s in wide receiver Mike Evans and linebacker Lavonte David. The Bucs also have five other players ranked 85 overall or better, including defensive linemen Ndamukong Such and Vita Vea. Quarterback Jameis Winston carries a 78 overall rating with a 81 acceleration rating, but his awareness rating is just 75, so like in real life, he’s prone to mistakes and turnovers. Still, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some difference makers on both sides of the field and are far more loaded on defense than most people would expect. The Buccaneers have become that sneaky good team in Madden that people can win with if they know what they’re doing.

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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 Tampa Bay Buccaneers are better in this video game than most give them credit for, but this appears to be a bad spot for them. The New Orleans Saints are arguably the best team in this game with explosiveness on both sides of the ball and a quarterback in Brees who has a high awareness rating. If the Saints create some separation at any point in this game, it's pretty much over.

I have little confidence in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this contest. I'll take the Saints in a comfortable home victory. 

 

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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Saints -8

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.