New England Patriots vs. Washington Redskins - 5/23/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Redskins at New England Patriots
Madden20 Sim: Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: New England Patriots -11 -- Over/Under: 42.5
The Washington Redskins and New England Patriots meet Saturday night in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Washington Redskins have one player ranked in the 90s, and that’s left tackle Trent Williams who brings in a 92 overall rating and a 90 awareness rating. Right guard Brandon Scherff has an 88 overall rating, giving the Redskins an above-average offensive line in Madden20. As for the skill positions, the Redskins turn to tight end Jordan Reed who has an 84 overall rating and wide receiver Terry Mclaurin who is 81 overall. Quarterback, the Redskins are led by Dwayne Haskins who is 70 overall with a 70 awareness rating and 76 speed rating. The Washington Redskins are one of those teams in this game you have to play really conservative with, as they don’t have the horses on either side of the ball to really flip a game. Rely on defense and ground game and hope Haskins doesn’t make the turnover that kills your bet.
The New England Patriots have three players ranked in the 90s in cornerback Stephon Gilmore, quarterback Tom Brady and safety Devin McCourty. This day is obviously all about Brady with the Patriots hosting four simulation games, and he brings a 95 awareness rating to the table with a 70 agility rating. However, when you throw in linebacker Dont’a Hightower and his 88 overall rating, the Pats rely heavily on their defense in this game with three of their top-four ranked players being on that side of the ball. Offensively, wide receiver Julian Edelman has a solid 91 acceleration rating and 87 overall rating, while the offensive line has three players with an 84 overall rating or above. The New England Patriots are short on offensive weapons, but they have an effective defense and a quarterback who doesn’t get fooled often and takes care of the football.
Again, I'm not thrilled about laying massive chalk in these simulations and these are usually spots where I grab the points and hope for the best. However, the Washington Redskins are one of the bottom feeders in this game in terms of top rated players and don't have the difference makers on offense to respond if they get down big. The New England Patriots can have issues on the defensive side from time to time, but we've also seen them steamroll opponents in games they were supposed to win.
This is a lot of points to eat, but this should be a simulation blowout between two teams that are simply in different classes.