Cleveland Browns vs. Miami Dolphins - 5/5/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns
Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, May 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Cleveland Browns -7.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5
The Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns meet Tuesday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Miami Dolphins don’t have a ton to offer in this game, but three of their top-four rated players are on the defensive side in cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Aqib Talib, as well as safety Reshad Jones. Wide receiver DeVante Parker is the Dolphins highest rated player at 84 overall with a 91 speed and acceleration ratings. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick checks out at 74 overall with an 80 awareness rating and 80 acceleration rating. The x-factor for the Dolphins is wide receiver Jakeem Grant, who has a 96 sped rating and 94 acceleration rating, one of the few difference makers on this team capable of turning out a big play. Overall, the Miami Dolphins aren’t scaring anybody and have just four players ranked 81 overall or higher. At least in Madden20, the Dolphins are a tough team to sell and can often find themselves over their head.
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 Cleveland Browns have been an underdog a lot in these simulations, so I'm a little skeptical about them laying more than a touchdown out of nowhere. You're never quite sure which Browns squad you're going to get and the offense can either be explosive or be a dud. The Miami Dolphins are one of the worst rated teams in this video game, but they compete and have had a lot of success in these simulations in the underdog role.
I have to side with the Dolphins and the free points.