San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Chargers - 6/22/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Chargers - 6/22/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers

Madden 20 NFL Sim: Monday June 22, 2020 at 10:00 pm

The Line: San Francisco 49ers -6 -- O/U: 58 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Monday night.

The Los Angeles Chargers will try to rebound from a 43-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints in their last sim game. Keenan Allen leads the Bolts at 92 overall with 90 catching and 94 catching in traffic in addition to 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 92 agility while Hunter Henry is the Chargers’ top tight end at 87 overall with 89 catching as well. Melvin Gordon III and Philip Rivers are no longer on the Chargers in reality anymore, but they’re still there in the 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. On the defensive end is where the Chargers are stashing their top-rated players with Joey Bosa leading the pass rush 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 San Francisco 49ers will also be looking to bounce back after a 47-26 loss to Dallas in their last outing. George Kittle leads the offense for San Francisco as a 97 overall rated tight end with 98 catching while Emmanuel Sanders comes in as the top wide receiver for the Niners at 89 overall with 94 catching, 92 acceleration and 93 agility. Jimmy Garoppolo is starting QB for the 49ers at 84 overall while Tevin Coleman is right behind at RB at 82 overall with 93 speed, 92 acceleration and 93 agility. On the 49ers’ defensive unit, Richard Sherman leads the way at 94 overall at CB, with 99 awareness as well as 98 jumping, 90 man coverage and 99 zone coverage. Nick Bosa fronts 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,

I completely get why San Fran is favored again and I’m gun-shy to back the Chargers again after being disappointed against the Saints. However, one loss isn’t the end of the world and the Chargers continue to be one of the better underdog plays since we started covering these sim games a couple of months ago. San Francisco has a highly-rated team, but their  performance in the sims hasn’t always translated and the 49ers have had a few more downs than ups it would seem. I’ll take a shot with the Chargers and the points in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Los Angeles Chargers +6

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