Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers - 5/6/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers - 5/6/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens

Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm

The Line: Baltimore Ravens -3 -- Over/Under: 47

TV: twitch.tv/betonlinemadden

The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens meet Wednesday night in a Madden20 simulation game. 

The San Francisco 49ers have 10 different players who are ranked 85 overall or better. Tight end George Kittle leads the charge with a 97 overall rating and cornerback Richard Sherman has a 94 overall rating. Defensive end Nick Bosa, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and left tackle Joe Staley all have 89 ratings. The San Francisco 49ers are obviously one of the more balanced and highest rated teams in the game and have very little weakness. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has an 84 rating and an above-average acceleration to avoid pressure. On either side of the ball, you have to like the 49ers to show up and put together a consistent performance no matter who they play.

The Baltimore Ravens have five played ranked 91 overall or better, including safety Earl Thomas, left tackle Ronnie Stanley, quarterback Lamar Jackson, right guard Marshal Yanda and defensive tackle Michael Pierce. Not only do the Ravens have a stacked offensive line, but they have a quarterback who has a 96 speed rating and 96 acceleration rating, which makes him the modern Michael Vick and pretty much a cheat code in the video game world. Running back Mark Ingram is also tough to bring down and kicker Justin Tucker misses almost nothing with his 87 overall rating. The Baltimore Ravens may not have won the Super Bowl in real life, but they’re absolutely loaded in Madden and almost unfair to play with if you find yourself playing online.

This should be a hell of a game between two teams that are quite similar in that they rely on physical defense and a ground game. Whoever controls the trenches more in this game will win. With that said, the Ravens and small chalk is the way I usually lean in these simulations, as Lamar Jackson is a cheat code and does so much on the offensive side to help the Ravens win. When Jackson gets hot, he's hard to slowdown and he causes headaches for defenses, even in the video game world.

I'll lay the field goal with the Ravens.

 

Randy’s Pick Baltimore Ravens -3

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