Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos - 6/16/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos - 6/16/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns

Madden 20 NFL Sim: Tuesday June 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

The Line: Cleveland Browns -2.5 -- O/U: 57 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Denver Broncos and the Cleveland Browns meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Tuesday afternoon.

The Denver Broncos will look to build on a 46-40 win over Carolina in their last sim appearance. Phillip Lindsay leads Denver on offense with an 85 overall rating at running back with 93 carrying as well as 93 speed and 91 acceleration. Courtland Sutton is right behind as the Broncos’ top pass-catcher with 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 92 catching as part of his 84 overall rating. On defense, Von Miller leads the Broncos with a team-high 96 overall rating, including 93 tackling, 89 impact blocking, 90 finesse move and 93 power move. Chris Harris Jr. is at DB at 90 overall with a 91 man coverage rating and 90 speed. Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson make up a strong combination in the Denver secondary at 89 and 87 overall.

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The Cleveland Browns will try to bounce back from a 30-27 loss to the New England Patriots in their last simulation appearance. Nick Chubb leads Cleveland on offense with a 92 overall rating, with 92 speed, 91 acceleration and 85 strength grades. Odell Beckham Jr. is the top receiver for Cleveland, rated at 90 overall with a 99 rated spectacular catch as well as 91 in catching in traffic and a 98 mark in ball carrier vision while also having 94 ratings in speed and acceleration and 98 agility. Kareem Hunt is rated 88 overall at running back, with 90 speed and 92 acceleration and 92 agility along with a 98 carrying rating while Baker Mayfield is rated at 76 overall starting at quarterback, including 93 throwing power, 87 short pass accuracy and 85 long ball accuracy. On the defensive end for the Browns, Myles Garrett is the leader with a team-high 93 overall rating at defensive end, with 85 speed, 90 acceleration and 96 strength as well as a 95 power move rating.

I get why the Browns are favored here as ratings-wise, they’re the much better team here. However, the Broncos have a solid defense in their own right and the Broncos are also one of those teams that have just played well in these sim games regardless of the ratings. I’ll take my chances with Denver and the points as well as putting a bit on Denver ML as the Broncos have been playing well to pass on the value right now.

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Chris’s Pick Denver +2.5 / Denver ML EVEN

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