Oakland Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 5/20/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Oakland Raiders
Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: Oakland Raiders +3 -- Over/Under: 48.5
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders meet Wednesday night in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are actually a respectable team in this video game, as they have two players ranked in the 90s in wide receiver Mike Evans and linebacker Lavonte David. The Bucs also have five other players ranked 85 overall or better, including defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Vita Vea. Quarterback Jameis Winston carries a 78 overall rating with a 81 acceleration rating, but his awareness rating is just 75, so like in real life, he’s prone to mistakes and turnovers. Still, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some difference makers on both sides of the field and are far more loaded on defense than most people would expect. The Buccaneers have become that sneaky good team in Madden that people can win with if they know what they’re doing.
The Oakland Raiders aren’t all that fun to play with in this game, as their highest rated player is their center in Rodney Hudson, who is a 93 overall rating with a 90 strength rating. Richie Incognito and Trent Brown are the Raiders next highest rated players, which makes for a strong offensive line but really thin on the difference makers. Running back Josh Jacobs is rated 85 overall with a 91 acceleration rating while tight end Darren Waller is rated 85 overall with an 89 speed rating. Quarterback Derek Carr is rated 80 overall with an 87 acceleration rating and Tyrell Williams is his top ranked receiver with an 82 overall rating and 95 agility rating. The Oakland Raiders have one of the better offensive lines in the game, but the defense can get gashed and the offense can struggle to produce the big play that really opens the game up.
I'm not running to my account to bet on either of these teams, as they're two clubs that lack highly rated players at key positions and can make for a brutal simulation performance. Spots like this are usually where I take my chances with the points and call it a day. However, I'm siding with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the small chalk. The Bucs have a key edge on the defensive side and have more players on offense who can break off a big play. The Oakland Raiders don't have much going for them outside one of the better offensive lines in the game.
Give me the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.