Pittsburgh Steelers vs. San Francisco 49ers - 6/13/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburgh Steelers
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Saturday June 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm
The Line: San Francisco 49ers -6 -- O/U: 57 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Saturday evening.
The San Francisco 49ers will try to build off of a 41-23 win over the Oakland Raiders in their last sim appearance. George Kittle leads San Fran’s offense as a 97 overall rated tight end with 98 catching while Emmanuel Sanders comes in as the top wide receiver for the 49ers at 89 overall with 94 catching, 92 acceleration and 93 agility. Jimmy Garoppolo is starting QB for the Niners at 84 overall while Tevin Coleman is right behind at running back at 82 overall with 93 speed, 92 acceleration and 93 agility. On the San Francisco defense, Richard Sherman leads the way at 94 overall at cornerback, with 99 awareness as well as 98 jumping, 90 man coverage and 99 zone coverage. Nick Bosa leads the 49ers’ pass rush at 89 overall with 91 finesse move and 91 acceleration. The San Francisco defense also has four additional defenders with at least an 85 overall rating, including Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner, Dee Ford and Fred Warner.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to rebound from a 39-26 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in their last sim appearance. JuJu Smith-Schuster leads the Steeler offense at wide receiver with an 86 overall rating, which includes a rating of 91 speed and 92 acceleration as well as 90 catching and 93 catching in traffic while James Conner is Pittsburgh’s top running back with an 81 overall rating with 86 speed, 89 acceleration and 89 carrying. Ben Roethlisberger is the starting QB with an 81 overall rating with 89 throwing power and 89 short passing accuracy. On defense, Cameron Heyward leads Pittsburgh rated at 90 overall with 93 strength, 91 tackling and 92 power move while Stephon Tuitt is on the other side of the front at 87 overall with 90 block shedding and 91 strength.
I get why the Niners would be favored, but the problem is that neither team has been all that consistent as of late, and we’ve seen flashes of what the Steelers can do over the course of these simulation games since we started covering them. I am a fan of the 49ers, but I just think this is a case of too many points. I’ll take a shot with Pittsburgh and the points here.