New York Giants vs. Baltimore Ravens - 5/20/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Baltimore Ravens at New York Giants
Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: New York Giants +10.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5
The Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants meet Wednesday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Baltimore Ravens have five players 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 New York Giants are heavy offensive team with their top-five ranked players being on that side of the ball starting with running back Saquon Barkley who is a 89 overall with a 92 speed rating. Tight end Evan Engram is an 88 overall with an 88 awareness rating, while wide receiver Golden Tate is an 83 overall rating and 96 agility rating. The concern with the Giants is quarterback Daniel Jones brings in a 70 overall rating with a 72 awareness rating and 84 speed rating. Defensively, defensive end Leonard Williams is the highest rated player at 82 overall and defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson is 80 overall with an 88 strength rating. The New York Giants are light on game changing talent, but you can win with this team if you know how to control the offensive line and mix up a power running game.
There's an obvious gap in talent between these two teams and it wouldn't be surprising to see a blowout. The line is what it is for a reason. With that said, this is a ton of points to lay in a simulation where upsets happen daily and we've seen double-digit favorites get spanked. The computer isn't always making the right play, the quarterbacks hold the ball forever and time management goes out the window. You have a lot of trust in the computer to be laying these sort of numbers.
Give me the Giants and the points.