Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs - 5/14/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos
Madden20 Sim: Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: Denver Broncos +9.5 -- Over/Under: 48
The Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos meet Thursday night in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Kansas City Chiefs are the defending Super Bowl champs and have six players ranked in the 90s overall. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is damn near a cheat code with his 99 rating overall, 97 awareness rating and 87 acceleration rating. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill has a 96 rating overall and his acceleration and speed ratings are 99, and he’s an easy touchdown once he gets off press coverage. Defensive end Frank Clark is a speedy pass rusher who gets to the pass rusher regularly and tight end Travis Kelce is a beast across the middle with his 96 rating. Like most teams that win the title, Madden shows love to a lot of the players and it’s been no different for the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Denver Broncos have an old school feel to their playing style, as they’re going to rely on their defense and ground game to produce victories. Linebacker Von Miller is the Broncos highest rated player at 96 and cornerback Chris Harris is the second highest rated player with a 90 overall. Running back Phillip Lindsay is the Broncos highest rated offensive player at an 85, and he’s going to be the workhorse for Denver to keep things competitive. The concern with the Broncos is that quarterback Drew Lock doesn’t get much respect from the folks at Madden with his 68 rating overall, but he does have decent speed at 83 and could make some plays with his feet at times. The Denver Broncos aren’t flashy, but they play disciplined ball and control the trenches, which could be key with the computer leading the way.
The Kansas City Chiefs are always tough to bet against in these video game simulations because of their explosiveness on the offensive side and ability to flip a game quickly. I'm still not thrilled about laying massive chalk in these simulations. The Denver Broncos are also a tough team to blowout because of their toughness in the trenches and a physical ground game that can suck the life out of a game. The Denver Broncos have an identity and they've had some success in these simulations as well.
I'll take a chance with the free points and the Denver Broncos in this AFC West showdown.