Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants - 5/26/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Giants at Buffalo Bills
Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Buffalo Bills -3.5 -- Over/Under: 40.5
The New York Giants and Buffalo Bills meet Tuesday night in a Madden20 simulation game.
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.
The Buffalo Bills rely on their defense in this video game, as it’s the side of the ball where their top-four ranked players are. Micah Hyde, Tre-Davious White, Jordan Poyer and Lorenzo Alexander are the Bills top ranked players with overall ratings of at least 83 overall. The Bills offense is led by a pair of receivers who are ranked 83 overall in Cole Beasley and John Brown and they also have high awareness ratings as well which is key in these simulations. For quarterback, Josh Allen is rated 77 overall and has a speed rating of 84 and a 87 acceleration rating. Allen isn’t the most aware quarterback in the world and can struggle with accuracy, but he moves the pocket well and can make plays with his feet. The Bills aren’t the sexiest team in the world, but they get after it defensively and can do just enough offensively to cash a winning bet.
The Buffalo Bills are the more talented team in this matchup, but they're also not a team that should be favored in most simulations due to a lack of consistent offense and a quarterback who isn't trustworthy through the air. The New York Giants are a gritty team that can do just enough to hang around if their ground game has success. There's not a massive talent gap between these two teams.
Give me the Giants and the points, and the hook could be the difference between cashing a ticket.