Carolina Panthers vs. Los Angeles Rams - 5/30/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Rams at Carolina Panthers
Madden20 Sim: Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: Carolina Panthers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 41 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Rams and Carolina Panthers meet Saturday afternoon in a Madden20 NFL simulation game.
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 Carolina Panthers may not have won much in real life last season, but they have two difference makers in linebacker Luke Kuechly and running back Christian McCaffrey, both who are ranked 99 overall. The Panthers then have three other players rated 85 or higher in tight end Greg Olsen, defensive end Gerald McCoy and wide receiver DJ Moore. You quickly learn that the Panthers have a lot more talent in the video game world than they may have on the actual football field and you can win playing with this team. Since these are 2019 rosters, the Panthers also have a healthy and effective Cam Newton at quarterback, and he’s a decent 79 overall with an 85 speed rating and 88 acceleration rating. For a club that didn’t do much last year, the Panthers are much better than people would think.
Oddsmakers are all over the place with the Los Angeles Rams, as they've been underdogs in games they shouldn't and have been favorites in spots that make you question things. Basically, I'm not looking to back the Rams in the favorite roll due to the up and down swings with the lines. The Carolina Panthers aren't all that great of a team in this game, but they're better than advertised and can hold some value in these sort of spots.
I'll grab the points with the Carolina Panthers.