Detroit Lions vs. Washington Redskins - 6/22/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Monday June 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm
The Line: Detroit Lions -3.5 -- O/U: 57 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Redskins and the Detroit Lions meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Monday afternoon.
The Washington Redskins will try to bounce back from a 24-10 loss to Buffalo last time out. Washington’s strength is their offensive line, with Trent Williams leading with a 92 overall rating including 95 strength, 92 pass block and 93 run block while Brandon Scherff is 88 overall with 90 run blocking and 92 strength. Jordan Reed is Washington’s top receiving threat at 84 overall with 87 catching and 87 catching in traffic while Terry McLaurin is at 81 overall and Derrius Guice leads the backfield at 80 overall, sharing the ball carrier work with Adrian Peterson who is at 79 overall. Dwayne Haskins Jr. is the starting QB for Washington despite being rated at just 70 overall. Defensively, Matt Ioannidis leads the Washington’s D with an 85 overall rating with 86 acceleration and 86 strength to go along with 84 tackling and 89 power moves while Ryan Kerrigan is at 84 overall at outside linebacker with 88 power move, 88 impact blocking and 86 acceleration.
The Detroit Lions will look to build off of a 46-6 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in their last sim appearance. Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. are still the top receiving duo for the Lions with Golladay at 86 overall and Jones Jr. at 85 overall with both possessing a 90 speed rating and a low-90s acceleration rating. Matthew Stafford remains the starting QB for Detroit with an 82 overall rating, including a 94 rated attribute in throwing power. On defense, Damon Harrison Sr. leads the Lions with an 89 overall rating, including a 95 grade in impact blocking and 92 in tackling as well as a 91 mark in block shedding. Darius Slay Jr. may not be with the Lions either, but he still is on the team here and has high-80s ratings in man and zone coverage as well as low-90s ratings in speed, acceleration and agility.
These are two teams that aren’t really anything to write home about, especially in simulated football games. However, we’ve seen enough of a sample size to suggest that Detroit usually plays well and steps it up against these lower teams and the Lions are also much easier to trust on offense. Washington had a run where we were making a profit off of them, but the Redskins have cooled off big time and I just think getting Detroit with a low line here sounds like a pretty good play. I’ll lay the points with the Lions in this spot.