Los Angeles Rams vs. Denver Broncos - 5/24/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Rams
Madden20 Sim: Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Los Angeles Rams -3.5 -- Over/Under: 40
The Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Rams meet Sunday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
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 Los Angeles Rams may not have accomplished much last season, but they have eight players who are ranked at least 85 overall in Madden20. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald is one of the best players in the game with a 99 overall rating and a 99 strength rating. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey is a 94 overall and 93 acceleration rating, while left tackle Andrew Whitworth is 88 overall and has a 90 awareness rating. Running back Todd Gurley has a 86 overall rating and a 91 speed rating and quarterback Jared Goff is rated 77 overall with an 86 acceleration rating. The Los Angeles Rams has one of the better wide receiver trios in this game and have a defense filled with game changers. You can win a lot in this game playing with the Los Angeles Rams.
The Los Angeles Rams are the better team here with more talent and higher rated players on both sides of the ball, but we've seen this team as underdogs throughout many simulations, telling me oddsmakers don't think very highly of them. The Denver Broncos aren't the sexiest team in the world, but they have a strong running game and an underrated defense that can make life difficult on the All Madden level.
Because we don't see the Rams as favorites often, I'm going to take my chances with the Broncos and the points.