Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals - 6/8/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals - 6/8/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Chargers

Madden 20 NFL Sim: Monday June 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm

The Line: Los Angeles Chargers -6.5 -- O/U: 53.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Chargers meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation matchup on Monday afternoon.

The Arizona Cardinals will look to rebound from a 34-21 loss to Green Bay in their last sim appearance. Larry Fitzgerald leads Arizona’s offense at 83 overall at wide receiver with a 93 catch rating and 91 catching in traffic while Kenyan Drake sits at 81 overall in the Cardinals’ backfield with 91 speed, 89 acceleration, 90 agility and 87 carrying grades. Kyler Murray is Arizona’s starting QB at 75 overall with 91 speed, 92 acceleration and 90 agility as well as 89 throwing power. On defense, Chandler Jones leads the Cardinals with a 90 overall rating, including 92 power move and an 86 tackle rating while Patrick Peterson is at 92 overall with 92 speed, 92 acceleration, 95 agility and 89 man coverage at CB.

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The Los Angeles Chargers will look to bounce back after a 48-41 loss to the Rams last time out. Keenan Allen leads L.A. at 92 overall with 90 catching and 94 catching in traffic with 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 92 agility while Hunter Henry is the top option at tight end for the Chargers at 87 overall with 89 catching as well. Melvin Gordon III and Philip Rivers aren’t on the Chargers in real life anymore, but they’re still on L.A. in this game at 84 overall with Gordon rated at 92 speed and 92 agility with 90 carrying and 90 juke while Rivers has 94 short pass accuracy and 92 medium pass accuracy. The Chargers have some highly-rated players on the defensive end, with Joey Bosa leading the defensive push at 91 overall with 90 impact blocking as well as 97 finesse move and 87 strength while Casey Hayward Jr. is at 91 overall in the secondary with 91 acceleration and 92 agility in addition to 89 speed and 90+ ratings in man coverage and zone coverage. Melvin Ingram III and Derwin James Jr. each come in at 88 overall on the defensive end for the Chargers.

This is a hard one to call as this is a matchup between two teams that I’ve been high on over the course of these sim matchups. With that said, while the Chargers have done a good job putting points up and winning games they’re usually outmatched in. However, outside of the Packers game, the Cardinals have really been blown out and do a good job at keeping their opponents close. I’m not sure who wins this one, but I think that the Cardinals keep it within the number so give me Arizona and the points here.

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Chris’s Pick Arizona +6.5

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