Buffalo Bills vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 5/28/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Buffalo Bills vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 5/28/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles at Buffalo Bills

Madden20 Sim: Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm

The Line: Buffalo Bills +3.5 -- Over/Under: 44 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills meet Thursday night in a Madden20 simulation game. 

The Philadelphia Eagles have a lot to offer in the Madden world with four players ranked 90 or better overall. Those players include tight end Zach Ertz, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and offensive linemen Brandon Brooks and Jason Kelce. Throw in Lane Johnson and Jason Peters, and the Eagles have possibly the best offensive line in the game, making things easy for running backs Josh Howard and Miles Sanders. Quarterback Carson Wentz also has a lot of time to throw the ball, and he’s decently rated at 83 overall, 83 awareness, 81 speed and 87 acceleration. We also can’t forget about wide receiver Desean Jackson, who has a 94 speed rating and 93 acceleration rating, making him one of the biggest x-factors in the game due to his game changing wheels. The Philadelphia Eagles are reliable in the trenches and that makes them a valuable team to back in computer simulations where it’s usually the little things that make a difference.

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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 Philadelphia Eagles are as solid as they come in this game, as they're strong in the trenches and rather impressive offensively with all of their weapons healthy, unlike the real life last season. The Buffalo Bills have a lot of flaws in this game and it can turn some folks off in these simulations. However, the Bills have had success in past simulations and their defense is rather underrated. This line also seems like it's begging you to take the Eagles, a team that probably should win this simulation.

I'm going to take a bite with the Bills and the points, as I think the hook could be the deciding factor in cashing this bet.  

 

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Randy’s Pick Buffalo Bills +3.5

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