Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - 5/11/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - 5/11/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans

Madden 20 NFL Sim: Monday May 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm

The Line: Houston Texans -7 -- O/U: 54

TV: https://www.twitch.tv/livefootballsims

The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans meet in a Madden 20 NFL Sim Classic matchup on Monday afternoon. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars come into this matchup with a sim record of 3-4 after a 24-16 loss to Pittsburgh in their last sim game. Leonard Fournette leads the jags on offense with an 83 overall rating with 92 speed and 96 carrying. D.J. Chark Jr. sits at 81 overall at wide receiver with 91 catching as well. On defense for Jacksonville, each level of the Jaguars’ defense has a player rated at 84 overall, with A.J. Bouye anchoring the secondary, Telvin Smith in the linebacking corps and Yannick Ngakoue up front in the trenches. Bouye owns an 89 speed rating with 94 acceleration and 91 agility while Smith has 87 speed with 89 acceleration and 88 agility.

The Houston Texans come into this matchup with a sim record of 3-7 after a 29-11 loss to Dallas in their last game. DeAndre Hopkins leads Houston, rated 98 overall with 98 catching as well as 99 marks in catching in traffic, spectacular catch, release and jumping with 92 speed, 93 acceleration and 92 agility. Deshaun Watson is rated at 86 overall at starting quarterback with 88 acceleration, 84 speed and 89 throw power while Lamar Miller is close behind at 84 overall ain the Houston backfield with 91 carrying, 89 juke, 92 speed, 91 agility and 91 acceleration. On defense, J.J. Watt leads at 97 overall with 97 strength, 94 impact blocking, 97 tackling, 93 finesse move and 94 power move. D.J. Reader and Justin Reid also come in at 84 overall for the Texans’ defense with Reader on the defensive front and Reid in the secondary.

The Texans didn’t have the best luck with these sim matchups, but they’re a solid team and still have DeAndre Hopkins in this edition of the game. Jacksonville isn’t a great team to begin with and they haven’t been great in these sim games either. I just think this is a game where the team with the higher rated players comes through, so I’ll lay the points with Houston in this spot. 

Chris’s Pick Houston -7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.