Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals - 5/12/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins
Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Miami Dolphins +2.5 -- Over/Under: 42
The Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins meet Tuesday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Cincinnati Bengals have three players ranked 87 overall or higher in wide receiver AJ Green, defensive tackle Geno Atkins and running back joe Mixon. Throw in wide receiver Tyler Boyd who is an 83 overall and has a 92 acceleration rating, and the Bengals are a losing team in real life that actually is intriguing in the video game world. The obvious issue with the Bengals is quarterback Andy Dalton, who is 72 overall, and has a 73 awareness rating and a 75 speed rating. The Cincinnati Bengals have talent and are a surprisingly poor team you can win with in this game. However, in a computer simulation, you have to worry about Dalton and the questionable decisions he’s going to make with a low awareness rating.
The Miami Dolphins don’t have a ton to offer in this game, but three of their top-four rated players are on the defensive side in cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Aqib Talib, as well as safety Reshad Jones. Wide receiver DeVante Parker is the Dolphins highest rated player at 84 overall with a 91 speed and acceleration ratings. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick checks out at 74 overall with an 80 awareness rating and 80 acceleration rating. The x-factor for the Dolphins is wide receiver Jakeem Grant, who has a 96 sped rating and 94 acceleration rating, one of the few difference makers on this team capable of turning out a big play. Overall, the Miami Dolphins aren’t scaring anybody and have just four players ranked 81 overall or higher. At least in Madden20, the Dolphins are a tough team to sell and can often find themselves over their head.
Backing either of these teams in the favorite role isn't something I'm eager to do, as we're talking about two of the bottom feeders and teams with low ratings on both sides of the ball. The Miami Dolphins are probably the lesser of the team, but they're also a club that's competed in the past and has cashed a good deal of tickets, usually in even bigger underdog spots.
In a game that could go either way and is sure to be decided in the fourth quarter, give me the Miami Dolphins and the points.