Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs - 5/8/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers
Madden20 Sim: Friday, May 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 49
The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers meet Friday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Kansas City Chiefs are the defending Super Bowl champs and have six players ranked in the 90s overall. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is damn near a cheat code with his 99 rating overall, 97 awareness rating and 87 acceleration rating. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill has a 96 rating overall and his acceleration and speed ratings are 99, and he’s an easy touchdown once he gets off press coverage. Defensive end Frank Clark is a speedy pass rusher who gets to the pass rusher regularly and tight end Travis Kelce is a beast across the middle with his 96 rating. Like most teams that win the title, Madden shows love to a lot of the players and it’s been no different for the Kansas City Chiefs.
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.
I've said it many times that the Kansas City Chiefs are a tough team to bet against in these simulations because their explosiveness on the offensive end and their ability to flip a game in a hurry. With that said, the Los Angeles Chargers are one of the more complete and balanced teams in this game and have cashed for us multiple teams in the underdog role, winning the game outright.
The Chargers and free points in these simulations is a bet I'll make nearly every time.