Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals - 5/17/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Sunday May 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm
The Line: Cleveland Browns -8 -- O/U: 54.5
The Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns meet in a Madden 20 NFL Sim Classic matchup on Sunday afternoon.
The Cincinnati Bengals will try to earn a win after falling to 0-2 in Sim Classic play after a 52-14 beatdown loss to Pittsburgh last time out. A.J. Green leads the Bengals with a 90 overall rating at wide receiver, with 90 speed and 92 agility with 92 catching and 96 marks in catching in traffic and spectacular catch. Joe Mixon starts at RB for Cincinnati with an 87 overall rating with 91 speed and 93 acceleration while Tyler Boyd is 83 overall at wide receiver. Andy Dalton is now a Dallas Cowboy, but in this game, he’s the starting at QB for the Bengals, but only has a 72 overall rating at the position. On the defensive end, Geno Atkins leads the Bengais’ front line at 88 overall with 90 strength, 89 impact blocking and 90 power moves. Carlos Dunlap is also at 82 overall on the defensive line while William Jackson leads the secondary at 81 overall.
The Cleveland Browns will try to salvage a win as well after slipping to 0-2 with a 30-24 loss to Baltimore in their last game. Nick Chubb leads the Browns on offense with a 92 overall rating, with 92 speed, 91 acceleration and 85 strength grades. Odell Beckham Jr. is the top receiver for Cleveland, rated at 90 overall with a 99 rated spectacular catch as well as 91 in catching in traffic and a 98 mark in ball carrier vision while also having 94 ratings in speed and acceleration and 98 agility. Kareem Hunt is rated 88 overall at running back, with 90 speed and 92 acceleration and 92 agility along with a 98 carrying rating while Baker Mayfield is rated at 76 overall as Cleveland’s starting QB, including 93 throwing power, 87 short pass accuracy and 85 long ball accuracy. On the defensive side of the ball, Myles Garrett is the leader with a team-high 93 overall rating at defensive end, with 85 speed, 90 acceleration and 96 strength as well as a 95 power move rating.
Neither side is going past this game at 0-2, and the points are always tempting against Cleveland as the Browns have had sim games where they just don’t show up. However, the Browns won both sim games against Cincinnati since we started covering them here, and outside of A.J. Green, the Browns are the far better team. I’ll lay the points with Cleveland here.