Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals
Madden20 Sim: Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals +9.5 -- Over/Under: 46 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals meet Friday night in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Baltimore Ravens have five played ranked 91 overall or better, including safety Earl Thomas, left tackle Ronnie Stanley, quarterback Lamar Jackson, right guard Marshal Yanda and defensive tackle Michael Pierce. Not only do the Ravens have a stacked offensive line, but they have a quarterback who has a 96 speed rating and 96 acceleration rating, which makes him the modern Michael Vick and pretty much a cheat code in the video game world. Running back Mark Ingram is also tough to bring down and kicker Justin Tucker misses almost nothing with his 87 overall rating. The Baltimore Ravens may not have won the Super Bowl in real life, but they’re absolutely loaded in Madden and almost unfair to play with if you find yourself playing online.
The Cincinnati Bengals have three players ranked 87 overall or higher in wide receiver AJ Green, defensive tackle Geno Atkins and running back joe Mixon. Throw in wide receiver Tyler Boyd who is an 83 overall and has a 92 acceleration rating, and the Bengals are a losing team in real life that actually is intriguing in the video game world. The obvious issue with the Bengals is quarterback Andy Dalton, who is 72 overall, and has a 73 awareness rating and a 75 speed rating. The Cincinnati Bengals have talent and are a surprisingly poor team you can win with in this game. However, in a computer simulation, you have to worry about Dalton and the questionable decisions he’s going to make with a low awareness rating.
The Baltimore Ravens are often heavy favorites in these simulations and for good reason, as they're explosive at both ends of the field and have a cheat code in Jackson at quarterback. The Cincinnati Bengals don't have a lot going for them in this game, even with a healthy AJ Green at wide receiver. With all that said, I'm not thrilled about laying massive chalk in these simulations. We see odd stuff take place daily and we've also seen countless underdogs win outright. Points can often be key in these things.
Give me the Cincinnati Bengals and the points.