San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams - 5/14/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Thursday May 14, 2020 at 10:00 pm
The Line: San Francisco 49ers -6.5 -- O/U: 55.5
The Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers meet in a Madden 20 NFL Sim Classic matchup on Thursday night.
The Los Angeles Rams will look to bounce back after opening the Sim Classic with a 36-31 loss to Seattle last time out. Cooper Kupp leads the Rams’ 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 at the top 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’ ground 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 San Francisco 49ers will look to build off of a narrow 31-30 win over Arizona in their opening Sim Classic game. George Kittle leads the San Francisco offense as a 97 overall rated tight end with 98 catching while Emmanuel Sanders comes in as the top wideout for the 49ers at 89 overall with 94 catching, 92 acceleration and 93 agility. Jimmy Garoppolo is starting under center for the Niners at 84 overall while Tevin Coleman is right behind at running back at 82 overall with 93 speed, 92 acceleration and 93 agility. On the 49ers’ defense, Richard Sherman leads at 94 overall at cornerback, with 99 awareness as well as 98 jumping, 90 man coverage and 99 zone coverage. Nick Bosa fronts the 49ers’ pass rush at 89 overall with 91 finesse move and 91 acceleration. The San Francisco defense also has four additional defenders with at least an 85 overall rating, including Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner, Dee Ford and Fred Warner.
I considered taking the 49ers and laying the points, but we’ve seen San Francisco have some close calls lately and barely scraped by Arizona. The Rams have been up and down during these sim games, but the fact is that the Rams held their own against Seattle and stepped up the offense lately. I’ll take a shot with the Rams and the points here.