New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 5/16/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 5/16/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

Madden 20 NFL Sim: Saturday May 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

The Line: New Orleans Saints -7.5 -- O/U: 56.5

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints meet in a Madden 20 NFL Sim Classic matchup on Saturday afternoon. 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into this game looking to build off of a 24-16 win over Atlanta in their opening matchup. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin lead Tampa Bay on offense as the top receiving duo on the team with Evans owning a team-high 92 overall rating with 90 catching, 95 catching in traffic and 97 spectacular catch while Godwin is 87 overall with 97 catching. Jameis Winston comes in at 78 overall at starting QB for Tampa Bay in this year’s edition of Madden. On the Bucs’ defense, Lavonte David is the leading linebacker with a 90 overall rating, with 92 pursuit, 87 block shedding, 88 impact blocking and 89 tackling. Ndamukong Suh is lined up front at 86 overall with 93 impact blocking and Vita Vea is right behind alongside at 85 overall with 91 impact blocking.

The New Orleans Saints will look to build off of a 34-27 win over Carolina in their opening game. Michael Thomas is one of Madden’s five 99 overall rated players, with 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 92 agility as well as 99 catching, 98 catching in traffic and 97 spectacular catch with 96 release and 93 jumping. Drew Brees comes in as the starting QB for the Saints at 94 overall with 99 short pass accuracy, 97 medium pass accuracy and 91 deep ball accuracy and Alvin Kamara leads the Saints at running back with an 89 overall rating, including 94 acceleration, 93 agility, 90 carrying and 90 juke while Jared Cook is at 87 overall with 90 acceleration and 85 catching. On defense, Cameron Jordan leads the Saints’ pass rush at 92 overall with 92 impact blocking, 89 tackling and 94 finesse move. Demario Davis is at 89 overall at outside linebacker with 90 play recognition and 90 pursuit as well as 86 speed and 89 acceleration. Marcus Williams and Marshon Lattimore also make up a big chunk of the New Orleans secondary at 86 and 85 overall.

This is one of the few division matchups that didn’t play out since we started covering the sim games, but I think that while New Orleans is the better team, we’ve seen that the Buccaneers can cover in these spots and do enough to keep the game within reach. With that said, I just think that the Saints have the large edge at QB and RB, and while these sim games can be a coin flip, I think the Saints do enough to cover the spread so I’ll lay the points with New Orleans here. Click Here to BET This NFL Sim Game

Chris’s Pick New Orleans -7.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.