New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 6/19/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
Madden20 Sim: Friday, June 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: New Orleans Saints -5 -- Over/Under: 50
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints meet Friday afternoon in a Madden20 NFL simulation game.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are actually a respectable team in this video game, as they have two players ranked in the 90s in wide receiver Mike Evans and linebacker Lavonte David. The Bucs also have five other players ranked 85 overall or better, including defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Vita Vea. Quarterback Jameis Winston carries a 78 overall rating with a 81 acceleration rating, but his awareness rating is just 75, so like in real life, he’s prone to mistakes and turnovers. Still, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some difference makers on both sides of the field and are far more loaded on defense than most people would expect. The Buccaneers have become that sneaky good team in Madden that people can win with if they know what they’re doing.
The New Orleans Saints have five players ranked 91 or better overall in quarterback Drew Brees, wide receiver Michael Thomas, defensive end Cameron Jordan and offensive linemen Ryan Ramczyk and Terron Armstead. As if a solid offensive line and game changers at quarterback and wide receiver wasn’t enough, the Saints also have an 89 overall at running back in Alvin Kamara who also has a 94 acceleration rating. The Saints are able to flip a game quickly and with Brees having a 98 awareness rating, he’s not going to be fooled by the defense often. The Saints also have one of the faster secondary’s in the game with Justin Hardee, Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple all having speed and acceleration above 90 ratings, so you’re confident they won’t get beat deep often. The New Orleans Saints are easily one of the best teams to play with in Madden 20.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some attractive things going for them in this video game, but their offense is often sloppy and they usually have a poor quarter that creates the opening for an opponent to open up a game. The New Orleans Saints to me are the best team in this game in terms of balance, as they're loaded on both sides of the ball and can win games even when one side of the ball didn't bring it that day. I don't bet against the Saints often in these simulations.
Give me the Saints and the reasonable chalk.