Los Angeles Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - 5/5/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Chargers
Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, May 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers -6 -- Over/Under: 44.5
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Chargers meet Tuesday night in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have only one player ranked in the 90s, and that’s defensive end Calais Campbell, who comes in at a 95 overall. The Jaguars next two highest rated players is their center Brandon Linder at 87 and their kicker Josh Lambo at 85 overall. It’s a sign of a bad football team when the kicker is the third highest rated player. Running back Leonard Fournette is still a tough guy who is hard to bring down even in the video game and his 92 speed makes for a solid option, but other than that there’s just not a lot to get excited about. Quarterback Nick Foles is a 71 overall, meaning he dropped six rating points since the games launch. The Jacksonville Jaguars are a team that even the diehard fans won’t play with in Madden20.
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 Jacksonville Jaguars are one of those teams that don't have a lot going for them in these video games and you probably shouldn't be backing much in these simulations. You can find positives on every team in this video game, but the Jags are rough and are often climbing up a steel hill. The Los Angeles Chargers are a top-five team in this game in terms of balance and they've been kind to us in these simulations in the past.
I'll take the Los Angeles Chargers and the reasonable chalk.