Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants - 5/5/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Giants at Washington Redskins
Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, May 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: Washington Redskins -2.5 -- Over/Under: 44
The New York Giants and Washington Redskins meet Tuesday 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 Washington Redskins have one player ranked in the 90s, and that’s left tackle Trent Williams who brings in a 92 overall rating and a 90 awareness rating. Right guard Brandon Scherff has an 88 overall rating, giving the Redskins an above-average offensive line in Madden20. As for the skill positions, the Redskins turn to tight end Jordan Reed who has an 84 overall rating and wide receiver Terry Mclaurin who is 81 overall. Quarterback, the Redskins are led by Dwayne Haskins who is 70 overall with a 70 awareness rating and 76 speed rating. The Washington Redskins are one of those teams in this game you have to play really conservative with, as they don’t have the horses on either side of the ball to really flip a game. Rely on defense and ground game and hope Haskins doesn’t make the turnover that kills your bet.
Neither of these teams are teams you want to make a habit of backing, as the depth of highly rated players just isn't there and the offenses are led by inexperienced quarterbacks with low awareness ratings. The Redskins have the edge on the defensive side, but the difference for me is the New York Giants offensive line and ground game that can suck the life out of a game and kind of take things over.
This is a tough game to call, but I'm leaning toward the Giants and the free points.