Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders - 5/14/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks
Madden20 Sim: Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -7 -- Over/Under: 49.5
The Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks meet Thursday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Oakland Raiders aren’t all that fun to play with in this game, as their highest rated player is their center in Rodney Hudson, who is a 93 overall rating with a 90 strength rating. Richie Incognito and Trent Brown are the Raiders next highest rated players, which makes for a strong offensive line but really thin on the difference makers. Running back Josh Jacobs is rated 85 overall with a 91 acceleration rating while tight end Darren Waller is rated 85 overall with an 89 speed rating. Quarterback Derek Carr is rated 80 overall with an 87 acceleration rating and Tyrell Williams is his top ranked receiver with an 82 overall rating and 95 agility rating. The Oakland Raiders have one of the better offensive lines in the game, but the defense can get gashed and the offense can struggle to produce the big play that really opens the game up.
The Seattle Seahawks are led by two of the higher ranked players in the game with linebacker Bobby Wagner coming in at 98 overall and quarterback Russell Wilson carrying a 97 rating overall. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett has a speed of 93 and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has seen his ranking drop since the games launch, but he still comes in at an 88 overall and has an 87 rating for speed that makes him tough to stop once he clears the edge. The Seattle Seahawks are one of the flashier teams in the game due to the overall speed at key positions, and they can change the momentum of the game in a hurry.
I'm never thrilled about laying a touchdown or more in these simulations where a lot of weird things take place, but the Oakland Raiders are one of those teams in this game that doesn't move the needle much. The Seattle Seahawks have a lot of talent on both sides of the ball and one of the better quarterbacks in Wilson who moves the pocket with the best of them and can lead consistent scoring drives.
This has the potential to be a simulation blowout. I'll lay the touchdown with the Seattle Seahawks.