Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams - 5/10/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Sunday May 10, 2020 at 10:00 pm
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -4.5 -- O/U: 55
The Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks meet in a Madden 20 NFL Sim Classic matchup on Sunday night.
The Los Angeles Rams come into this one with a sim record of 4-6 following a 37-34 loss to the Raiders in their last game. Cooper Kupp leads Los Angeles’ offense and receiving group with an 87 overall rating with 94 agility and 95 catching while Robert Woods is not far off of the pace with an 86 overall rating including 94 catching and Brandin Cooks follows at 85 overall with 95 speed, 92 acceleration and 95 agility. Todd Gurley II leads the Rams’ rushing attack at 86 overall with 91 speed and 91 acceleration as well as 95 agility and 89 carrying. On defense, Aaron Donald is one of the s five highly-regarded 99 overall rated players with 90 acceleration, 99 power move, 96 finesse move, 97 block shedding, 93 impact blocking and 92 tackling. Jalen Ramsey leads the Rams’ secondary at 94 overall with 95 man coverage and 95 zone coverage with 92 speed, 93 acceleration and 90 agility.
The Seattle Seahawks enter this one with a sim record of 11-3 after a 45-21 win over Pittsburgh in their last sim appearance. Russell Wilson leads Seattle’s offense with a solid 97 overall rating with 86 speed, 90 acceleration and 93 agility as well as 91 throwing power and 93 short pass accuracy, 94 medium pass accuracy and 96 deep pass accuracy. Tyler Lockett is the Seahawks’ top wideout with an 88 overall rating including 93 catching, 93 speed, 92 acceleration and 97 agility while Chris Carson also has an 86 rating in leading Seattle’s backfield with 88 speed, 89 acceleration and 91 stiff arm. On the defensive end, Bobby Wagner is Seattle’s top defender with a 98 overall rating, with 96 tackling, 90 impact blocking, 98 power, as well as high-90s attribute ratings in pursuit and play recognition. Jadeveon Clowney is right behind on the d line at 88 overall with 95 pursuit, 91 play recognition, 87 speed and 90 acceleration.
The Rams kept things close in the two sim games against the Seahawks, losing by a combined 10 points, but the issue for me is that the Rams haven’t been performing well in these simulated matchups, at least like a team with some high-rated players like Aaron Donald, Todd Gurley and all of their solid receiving group. Seattle’s been one of the more sound and steady teams during these sim games since they’ve started, and I think that the Seahawks should win this one by a touchdown, so I’ll lay the points with Seattle here.