Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs - 5/17/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts
Madden20 Sim: Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Indianapolis Colts +7.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5
The Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts meet Sunday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Kansas City Chiefs are the defending Super Bowl champs and have six players ranked in the 90s overall. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is damn near a cheat code with his 99 rating overall, 97 awareness rating and 87 acceleration rating. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill has a 96 rating overall and his acceleration and speed ratings are 99, and he’s an easy touchdown once he gets off press coverage. Defensive end Frank Clark is a speedy pass rusher who gets to the pass rusher regularly and tight end Travis Kelce is a beast across the middle with his 96 rating. Like most teams that win the title, Madden shows love to a lot of the players and it’s been no different for the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Indianapolis Colts weren’t given many favors in this game rating wise, but they have a respectable offensive line with Quenton Nelson and his 94 rating as well as Anthony Castonzo and his 85 overall rating. There’s also some decent options on the outside in TY Hilton and Eric Ebron, both who are ranked in the high 80s overall. After that, things start to fall off a bit with the Colts and it’s hard to find players who can takeover a game. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett is ranked 72 overall and has an 84 acceleration rating, and his awareness rating is just 74 so he comes with boneheaded plays in these simulation games. The Colts are one of those teams that have to play at a high level for 60 minutes and the second they make mistake things can unravel rather quickly. Most people aren’t running to the sticks to play with the Colts in Madden20.
The Kansas City Chiefs are often tricky in these simulations because they're super talented on both sides of the ball and a nightmare for opponents offensively, but they usually lay a ton of points in these games. I have a hard time giving up more than a touchdown in the video game world, and while the Indianapolis Colts are at a major disadvantage in terms of the ratings gap, we've seen many upsets and bizarre results in the past.
Give me the Colts and the points, but I don't feel great about it.