Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears - 6/5/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears - 6/5/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Madden20 Sim: Friday, June 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Line: Detroit Lions +5.5 -- Over/Under: 42

TV: Twitch.tv/betonlinemadden

The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions meet Friday afternoon 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 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 Chicago Bears are the better team here in terms of overall ratings, but they're also a team that has offensive issues and can find themselves in ugly dogfights. The Detroit Lions are also a tad bit underrated in terms of offensive weapons, and their defense is better than advertised. I'm not running to the window to lay chalk with the Bears in these simulations. 

I'll take the points and the Lions in this contest. 

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Randy’s Pick Detroit Lions +5.5

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