Detroit Lions vs. Tennessee Titans - 5/10/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tennessee Titans at Detroit Lions
Madden20 Sim: Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Detroit Lions +4.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5
The Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions meet Sunday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game. CLICK HERE TO BET THIS NFL SIM GAME
The Tennessee Titans have four players ranked 86 overall or better in safety Kevin Byard, running back Derrick Henry, cornerback Logan Ryan and tight end Delanie Walker. Just like in real life, the Titans are a physical team in the trenches and rely on a power running game behind the highly rated offensive linemen Rodger Saffold and Taylor Lewan. If the opposing defense doesn’t have a strong front seven, the Titans are going to control the clock and run the ball to victory. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill comes in at 80 rating overall and is a solid 81 speed rating and 86 acceleration rating, so he can make plays with his legs and give the defense something else to think about. The Tennessee Titans may not be the sexiest team in Madden, but they have an identity and are extremely good at the style they bring to the field.
The Detroit Lions don’t have a single player ranked in the 90s, but their top three ranked players are on the defensive side of the ball in Damon Harrison, Darius Slay and Trey Flowers. The Lions then have two respectable receivers ranked in the mid 80s in Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, while quarterback Matthew Stafford is ranked 82 overall with a 78 acceleration rating. The Lions have a more than respectable defense in this game and a decent trio of wide receivers when you throw in Danny Amendola, but there’s something about this squad that doesn’t move the needle all that much. Maybe it’s the lack of top tier talent or a quarterback that’s pretty much been the same level his whole career, but the Lions aren’t a team people are running to play with in Madden20.
The Tennessee Titans are a team I like to back in these simulations, as they have an identity that even the computer can follow, and that offensive line with Henry at running back is effective in the virtual world as well. However, the Detroit Lions have probably the most underrated offense in this game and a healthy Stafford can really spread the ball around. Don't sleep on the Lions in these simulations.
Give me the Lions and the points in this spot.