New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos - 5/31/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos - 5/31/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos at New England Patriots

Madden 20 NFL Sim: Sunday May 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm

The Line: New England Patriots -11.5 -- O/U: 55.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Sunday afternoon. 

The Denver Broncos will try to bounce back from a 34-17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in their last outing. Phillip Lindsay leads Denver offensively with an 85 overall rating at RB with 93 carrying as well as 93 speed and 91 acceleration. Courtland Sutton is not far off of the pace as the Broncos’ top WR with 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 92 catching as part of his 84 overall rating. On defense, Von Miller leads Denver with a team-high 96 overall rating, including 93 tackling, 89 impact blocking, 90 finesse move and 93 power move. Chris Harris Jr. is at CB at 90 overall with a 91 man coverage rating and 90 speed. Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson make up a strong combination in the Denver secondary at 89 and 87 overall.

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The New England Patriots will try to bounce back from a 40-33 loss to Pittsburgh in their last sim appearance. Tom Brady leads the Pats at QB in this game with a 91 overall rating with 90 throw power and 96 short pass accuracy while Julian Edelman is #1 on the depth chart in New England’s receiving group at 87 overall with 91 acceleration, 91 agility and 85 catching. James White leads New England’s rushing attack at 83 overall with 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 90 agility. On defense, Stephon Gilmore leads the Patriots with a 98 overall rating with 99 awareness and 92 speed with 94 acceleration and 94 agility while also rated at 98 in man coverage and 96 in zone coverage. Devin McCourty is New England’s second-highest rated CB at 92 overall with 93 zone coverage and 90 marks across the board in speed, agility and acceleration. Dont’a Hightower leads New England’s linebacking group at 88 overall with 91 impact blocking and 92 tackling in addition to 93 play recognition and 93 pursuit.

I’ve gone back and forth on the side as both teams have shown that they can hang ATS, with Denver covering games when you think they won’t, while New England has been able to beat up on teams at will sometimes. Instead of trying to separate on a line that looks about right on, I’ll side with the over. I think this is a game where the two sides could combine for at least 60 points, so give me the over in a high-scoring matchup. 

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Chris’s Pick Over 55.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.