New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Chargers - 6/22/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Chargers - 6/22/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Chargers at New Orleans Saints

Madden 20 NFL Sim: Sunday June 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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The Los Angeles Chargers and the New Orleans Saints meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Sunday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Chargers will try to build off of a 38-24 win over the Pittsburgh Stteelers in their last sim appearance. 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.

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The New Orleans Saints on the other hand, come into this game trying to rebound from a 30-23 loss to Green Bay in their last sim appearance. Michael Thomas is one of the game’s five heralded 99 overall rated players, with 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 92 agility as well as 99 catching, 98 catching in traffic and 97 spectacular catch with 96 release and 93 jumping. Drew Brees is the Saints’ starting QB at 94 overall with 99 short pass accuracy, 97 medium pass accuracy and 91 deep ball accuracy. Alvin Kamara leads New Orleans in the backfield with an 89 overall rating, including 94 acceleration, 93 agility, 90 carrying and 90 juke while Jared Cook is at 87 overall with 90 acceleration and 85 catching. On D, Cameron Jordan leads the Saints’ pass rush at 92 overall with 92 impact blocking, 89 tackling and 94 finesse move. Demario Davis is at 89 overall at outside linebacker with 90 play recognition and 90 pursuit as well as 86 speed and 89 acceleration. Marcus Williams and Marshon Lattimore also make up a big chunk of the New Orleans secondary at 86 and 85 overall.

Call me crazy, I know New Orleans is a beast of a team, especially in this video game. However, the Chargers continue to provide value, not only covering games as a dog, but winning the games outright as well. I just think that Los Angeles can do enough in these simulations to keep the score close, if not win it outright, so I’ll take the Chargers and the points as well as put a bit on the Chargers ML here.

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Chris’s Pick Los Angeles Chargers +6 / Los Angeles Chargers ML +175

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