Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins - 6/2/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins - 6/2/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins vs. Detroit Lions

Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Line: Detroit Lions -4.5 -- Over/Under: 44 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions meet Tuesday afternoon in a Madden20 NFL simulation game. 

The Miami Dolphins don’t have a ton to offer in this game, but three of their top-four rated players are on the defensive side in cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Aqib Talib, as well as safety Reshad Jones. Wide receiver DeVante Parker is the Dolphins highest rated player at 84 overall with a 91 speed and acceleration ratings. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick checks out at 74 overall with an 80 awareness rating and 80 acceleration rating. The x-factor for the Dolphins is wide receiver Jakeem Grant, who has a 96 sped rating and 94 acceleration rating, one of the few difference makers on this team capable of turning out a big play. Overall, the Miami Dolphins aren’t scaring anybody and have just four players ranked 81 overall or higher. At least in Madden20, the Dolphins are a tough team to sell and can often find themselves over their head.

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The Detroit Lions don’t have a single player ranked in the 90s, but their top three ranked players are on the defensive side of the ball in Damon Harrison, Darius Slay and Trey Flowers. The Lions then have two respectable receivers ranked in the mid 80s in Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, while quarterback Matthew Stafford is ranked 82 overall with a 78 acceleration rating. The Lions have a more than respectable defense in this game and a decent trio of wide receivers when you throw in Danny Amendola, but there’s something about this squad that doesn’t move the needle all that much. Maybe it’s the lack of top tier talent or a quarterback that’s pretty much been the same level his whole career, but the Lions aren’t a team people are running to play with in Madden20.

The Miami Dolphins may be cheap on ratings and don't have the top tier talent other teams have, but they play aggressive in these simulations, push the ball down field and have had success many times in the underdog role. The Detroit Lions are the better team obviously, but they're not good enough to be laying these sort of numbers. I wouldn't be shocked if the Dolphins won this game outright honestly.

Give me the Fins and the free points.

 

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Randy’s Pick Miami Dolphins +4.5

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