Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers - 5/22/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers - 5/22/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos

Madden20 Sim: Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Line: Denver Broncos +3.5 -- Over/Under: 41 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos meet Friday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.

The Los Angeles Chargers are a really underrated team in the Madden game, as they have 11 different players ranked 81 or better overall. Wide receiver Keenan Allen, defensive end Joey Bosa and cornerback Casey Hayward are the highest rated players in the 90s, while defensive end Melvin Ingram and safety Derwin James come in at 88 overall. The Chargers have a relentless pass rush in this game and a strong front seven overall that limits big plays and forces the opposing offense to work hard for everything. Quarterback Philip Rivers is rated 84 overall and has an 88 awareness rating, so he’s not going to make the boneheaded play often that you see in these simulation games. The Los Angeles Chargers have a lot to offer in Madden and are a balanced team that you can make money on during these simulations.

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The Denver Broncos have an old school feel to their playing style, as they’re going to rely on their defense and ground game to produce victories. Linebacker Von Miller is the Broncos highest rated player at 96 and cornerback Chris Harris is the second highest rated player with a 90 overall. Running back Phillip Lindsay is the Broncos highest rated offensive player at an 85, and he’s going to be the workhorse for Denver to keep things competitive. The concern with the Broncos is that quarterback Drew Lock doesn’t get much respect from the folks at Madden with his 68 rating overall, but he does have decent speed at 83 and could make some plays with his feet at times. The Denver Broncos aren’t flashy, but they play disciplined ball and control the trenches, which could be key with the computer leading the way.

The Denver Broncos are a team I like to back in these simulations because of how physical they are in the tenches and they're loaded with underrated talent that does just enough to keep games close. However, the Los Angeles Chargers are one of the more complete teams in this game and one of those teams I look to back often due to the balance. The Chargers have many ways they can win and have cashed us many tickets throughout these simulations.

I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Los Angeles Chargers.

 

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Chargers -3.5

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