Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - 5/14/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Madden20 Sim: Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Indianapolis Colts -3 -- Over/Under: 42
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts meet Thursday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have only one player ranked in the 90s, and that’s defensive end Calais Campbell, who comes in at a 95 overall. The Jaguars next two highest rated players is their center Brandon Linder at 87 and their kicker Josh Lambo at 85 overall. It’s a sign of a bad football team when the kicker is the third highest rated player. Running back Leonard Fournette is still a tough guy who is hard to bring down even in the video game and his 92 speed makes for a solid option, but other than that there’s just not a lot to get excited about. Quarterback Nick Foles is a 71 overall, meaning he dropped six rating points since the games launch. The Jacksonville Jaguars are a team that even the diehard fans won’t play with in Madden20.
The Indianapolis Colts weren’t given many favors in this game rating wise, but they have a respectable offensive line with Quenton Nelson and his 94 rating as well as Anthony Castonzo and his 85 overall rating. There’s also some decent options on the outside in TY Hilton and Eric Ebron, both who are ranked in the high 80s overall. After that, things start to fall off a bit with the Colts and it’s hard to find players who can takeover a game. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett is ranked 72 overall and has an 84 acceleration rating, and his awareness rating is just 74 so he comes with boneheaded plays in these simulation games. The Colts are one of those teams that have to play at a high level for 60 minutes and the second they make mistake things can unravel rather quickly. Most people aren’t running to the sticks to play with the Colts in Madden20.
I'm not thrilled about backing either one of these teams, especially in the favorite role. They're both very limited when it comes to top rated players and games can be painful to watch if we're being completely honest. I'll give the edge to the Indianapolis Colts because of the playmakers on the offensive side and the fact Jacoby Brissett is a better quarterback than anything the Jacksonville Jaguars have to offer. These teams may be blah in video game form, but the Indianapolis Colts are the better of the two.
I'll take my chances by laying the field goal with the Indianapolis Colts.