Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots - 5/9/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts
Madden20 Sim: Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Indianapolis Colts +7 -- Over/Under: 45
The New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts meet Saturday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The New England Patriots have three players ranked in the 90s in cornerback Stephon Gilmore, quarterback Tom Brady and safety Devin McCourty. This day is obviously all about Brady with the Patriots hosting four simulation games, and he brings a 95 awareness rating to the table with a 70 agility rating. However, when you throw in linebacker Dont’a Hightower and his 88 overall rating, the Pats rely heavily on their defense in this game with three of their top-four ranked players being on that side of the ball. Offensively, wide receiver Julian Edelman has a solid 91 acceleration rating and 87 overall rating, while the offensive line has three players with an 84 overall rating or above. The New England Patriots are short on offensive weapons, but they have an effective defense and a quarterback who doesn’t get fooled often and takes care of the football.
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 England Patriots should win this game, but they've also let us down in past simulations and their defense can struggle from time to time. The Indianapolis Colts aren't a team I'm eager to back due to the lack of depth ratings wise, but they're getting a free touchdown in this spot and they can grind games out with a physical offensive line.
I wouldn't be shocked either way, but I'm always hesitant on laying big chalk in these simulations where things are often random. Give me the free touchdown.