Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals - 5/14/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Thursday May 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -10 -- O/U: 54.5
The Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks meet in a Madden 20 NFL Sim Classic matchup on Thursday night.
The Arizona Cardinals come into this one fresh off of a narrow 31-30 loss to San Francisco in their last game. Larry Fitzgerald leads the Cardinals’ offense at 83 overall at wide receiver with a 93 catch rating and 91 catching in traffic while Kenyan Drake sits at 81 overall in the Arizona’s backfield with 91 speed, 89 acceleration, 90 agility and 87 carrying grades. Kyler Murray is Arizona’s starting QB at 75 overall with 91 speed, 92 acceleration and 90 agility as well as 89 throwing power. On defense, Chandler Jones leads the Cards with a 90 overall rating, including 92 power move and an 86 tackle rating while Patrick Peterson is at 92 overall with 92 speed, 92 acceleration, 95 agility and 89 man coverage at CB.
The Seattle Seahawks will look to build on a 36-31 win over the Los Angeles Rams in their last game. Russell Wilson leads the Seahawks offense with a solid 97 overall rating with 86 speed, 90 acceleration and 93 agility as well as 91 throwing power and 93 short pass accuracy, 94 medium pass accuracy and 96 deep pass accuracy. Tyler Lockett is Seattle’s top wideout with an 88 overall rating including 93 catching, 93 speed, 92 acceleration and 97 agility while Chris Carson also has an 86 rating in leading Seattle’s backfield with 88 speed, 89 acceleration and 91 stiff arm. On the defense, Bobby Wagner is Seattle’s top defender with a 98 overall rating, with 96 tackling, 90 impact blocking, 98 power, as well as high-90s attribute ratings in pursuit and play recognition. Jadeveon Clowney is right behind on the d line at 88 overall with 95 pursuit, 91 play recognition, 87 speed and 90 acceleration.
I’m torn as these are two teams I’ve been really high on over the course of these sim games. However, while Seattle is the better team, Arizona continues to play tight games and we continue to get thick lines with Arizona in the underdog role. I just don’t see any reason to hop off the Cardinals when getting lots of points like these when it’s paid off multiple times already. Give me Arizona and the points here.