Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - 5/6/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Steelers at Green Bay Packers
Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: Green Bay Packers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers meet Wednesday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of those teams that controls the trenches, as their top-four ranked players (David DeCastro, Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt and Maurkice Pountey) are on the offensive or defensive line. The Steelers are also loaded with highly ranked players on the defensive side and that’s where they’re going to butter their bread in these simulations. The highest ranked skill position player for the Steelers is wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who is rated 86 overall with a 91 speed rating and 92 acceleration rating. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is ranked 81 overall and has a strength rating of 82, so he’s tough to bring down even if the defense gets to him. The Pittsburgh Steelers are a physical bunch with an effective defense and are a strong team to play with in this version of Madden.
The Green Bay Packers have three players ranked 90 or better overall in left tackle David Bakhtiari, wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive tackle Kenny Clark. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers comes in with an 89 rating overall, a 82 rating in acceleration and a 91 awareness rating. Of course, a lot of the Packers success comes down to quarterback play and as long as he takes care of the ball, they’ll give you a chance to win no matter who they play. The problem is the Packers have limited weapons outside of quarterback, so scoring can be limited at times and the ground game has been weak in past simulations. However, the Green Bay Packers have eight players with an awareness rating of at least 90, which is important in a computer simulation where you’re counting on guys to do their job correctly.
The Green Bay Packers at home are a tough out and Rodgers is a quarterback you want to have in these simulations with his high awareness rating, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are the more complete team and have an aggressive defense that forces turnovers. The Green Bay Packers defense isn't anything special in this game and we've seen them lose games they should have won in the past. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the better team here no matter how you slice it.
I'll gladly take the Steelers with the free field goal and the hook, which could be the difference in cashing this bet.