Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Chargers - 5/16/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens
Madden20 Sim: Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -3 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Chargers and Baltimore Ravens meet Saturday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Los Angeles Chargers are a really underrated team in the Madden game, as they have 11 different players ranked 81 or better overall. Wide receiver Keenan Allen, defensive end Joey Bosa and cornerback Casey Hayward are the highest rated players in the 90s, while defensive end Melvin Ingram and safety Derwin James come in at 88 overall. The Chargers have a relentless pass rush in this game and a strong front seven overall that limits big plays and forces the opposing offense to work hard for everything. Quarterback Philip Rivers is rated 84 overall and has an 88 awareness rating, so he’s not going to make the boneheaded play often that you see in these simulation games. The Los Angeles Chargers have a lot to offer in Madden and are a balanced team that you can make money on during these simulations.
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 Los Angeles Chargers are possibly the most underrated team in this gam in terms of their depth, as they have 11 players ranked at least 81 overall. We've backed the Chargers a lot in these simulations and they've come away with some nice cashed tickets. This isn't a spot where I'm looking to back the Chargers, as the Ravens have the front seven to limit big plays, and they have a cheat code in Lamar Jackson who is often the difference maker in closing the deal. If we were getting another point or two, I'd probably bite on the Chargers.
I'll lay the field goal with the Baltimore Ravens.