New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - 6/12/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - 6/12/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons at New England Patriots

Madden 20 NFL Sim: Friday June 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

The Line: New England Patriots -6 -- O/U: 57 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Friday evening.

The Atlanta Falcons will try to bounce back from a 56-27 loss to Green Bay in their last sim appearance. Julio Jones leads Atlanta with a 97 overall rating, with 92 speed and 94 agility to go along with 96 catching, 95 catching in traffic and 98 spectacular catch. Austin Hooper’s rated 89 overall at tight end with 97 catching while Matt Ryan comes in at 87 overall at starting quarterback and Devonta Freeman leads the Falcons’ rushing attack with an 85 overall rating with 92 speed and 94 agility. On D, Grady Jarrett leads Atlanta rated 90 overall with 89 strength, 90 block shedding and 93 power move while Deion Jones is the Falcons’ top linebacker at 86 overall with 89 pursuit, 90 speed and 91 acceleration. Keanu Neal and Desmond Trufant lead the Falcons’ secondary at 85 and 84 overall respectively with Trufant logging 92 speed, 93 acceleration and 96 agility.

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The New England Patriots will look to build off of a 30-27 win over Cleveland in their last sim appearance. Tom Brady leads New England at QB in this game with a 91 overall rating with 90 throw power and 96 short pass accuracy while Julian Edelman is the top guy in New England’s receiving corps at 87 overall with 91 acceleration, 91 agility and 85 catching. James White leads the Patriots’ ground attack at 83 overall with 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 90 agility. On defense, Stephon Gilmore heads up New England’s defense 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 DB 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 corps at 88 overall with 91 impact blocking and 92 tackling in addition to 93 play recognition and 93 pursuit.

The Patriots are a solid team in these sim games, but the problem is that New England continues to fail at covering these sim spreads as they’re just playing a ton of close games. That can change at any time, but I don’t like it to happen against a Falcons team that’s pretty solid on the offensive end. I don’t think a 28-3 lead happens here for Atlanta to blow, but I do think the Falcons can keep it within the number given New England’s issues as of late in terms of covering the number.

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