New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts - 5/6/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans Saints
Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: New Orleans Saints -10 -- Over/Under: 48
The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints meet Wednesday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Indianapolis Colts weren’t given many favors in this game rating wise, but they have a respectable offensive line with Quenton Nelson and his 94 rating as well as Anthony Castonzo and his 85 overall rating. There’s also some decent options on the outside in TY Hilton and Eric Ebron, both who are ranked in the high 80s overall. After that, things start to fall off a bit with the Colts and it’s hard to find players who can takeover a game. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett is ranked 72 overall and has an 84 acceleration rating, and his awareness rating is just 74 so he comes with boneheaded plays in these simulation games. The Colts are one of those teams that have to play at a high level for 60 minutes and the second they make mistake things can unravel rather quickly. Most people aren’t running to the sticks to play with the Colts in Madden20.
The New Orleans Saints have five players ranked 91 or better overall in quarterback Drew Brees, wide receiver Michael Thomas, defensive end Cameron Jordan and offensive linemen Ryan Ramczyk and Terron Armstead. As if a solid offensive line and game changers at quarterback and wide receiver wasn’t enough, the Saints also have an 89 overall at running back in Alvin Kamara who also has a 94 acceleration rating. The Saints are able to flip a game quickly and with Brees having a 98 awareness rating, he’s not going to be fooled by the defense often. The Saints also have one of the faster secondary’s in the game with Justin Hardee, Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple all having speed and acceleration above 90 ratings, so you’re confident they won’t get beat deep often. The New Orleans Saints are easily one of the best teams to play with in Madden 20.
I consider the New Orleans Saints the best team in this game because of the balance and playmakers on both sides of the ball, but I also have a rule about laying too many points in these simulations. You're asking an awful lot of the computer to do its job correctly when laying anything more than a touchdown. There's so many weird things that happen in these games and we see big upsets all the time. I feel better about having points in my pocket and letting the chips fall where they fall.
While there's a clear gap between teams, give me the Colts and the free points.