Baltimore Ravens vs. Green Bay Packers - 5/9/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Green Bay Packers at Baltimore Ravens
Madden20 Sim: Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -3 -- Over/Under: 47.5
The Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens meet Saturday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
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 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.
The Green Bay Packers just lost to the Chicago Bears a couple of days ago, a game where the offense couldn't finish drives and the defense got gashed over and over. While very simulation is different, that's a concern heading into this contest where the Baltimore Ravens have an above-average defense and a far more explosive offense with a cheat code at the quarterback position.
Aaron Rodgers and free points is always tempting, but I have to lay the field goal with the Baltimore Ravens.