Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears - 5/30/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills
Madden20 Sim: Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: Buffalo Bills +2.5 -- Over/Under: 40
The Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills meet Saturday night in a Madden20 NFL simulation game.
The Chicago Bears rely heavily on the defensive side of the ball, as six of their top-seven ranked players are defensive players. Linebacker Khalil Mack leads the Bears with 98 overall rating while Eddie Jackson and Kyle Fuller make for one of the better secondary’s in the game. Surprisingly, wide receiver Allen Robinson is the Bears second best rated player at a 89 overall. Overall, it’s hard to get behind the Chicago Bears who have a quarterback in Mitch Trubisky who has a rating of 73 overall, which is the same as their punter Pat O’Donnell. The Bears defense should keep them in games, but you really lack confidence if this team gets behind early and has to rely on throwing the ball to get back in it.
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.
In a battle between two teams that have issues scoring consistently, I have to lean toward the team with the better defense and that's obviously the Chicago Bears. The Buffalo Bills aren't too shabby in their own right, but I have more confidence the Bears can hold their own in a game that's likely going to be slow, ugly and a battle of field position.
I'll lay the small chalk with the Bears.