Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens
Madden20 Sim: Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -10 -- Over/Under: 47 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens meet Sunday afternoon in a Madden20 NFL simulation game.
The Cincinnati Bengals have three players ranked 87 overall or higher in wide receiver AJ Green, defensive tackle Geno Atkins and running back Joe Mixon. Throw in wide receiver Tyler Boyd who is an 83 overall and has a 92 acceleration rating, and the Bengals are a losing team in real life that actually is intriguing in the video game world. The obvious issue with the Bengals is quarterback Andy Dalton, who is 72 overall, and has a 73 awareness rating and a 75 speed rating. The Cincinnati Bengals have talent and are a surprisingly poor team you can win with in this game. However, in a computer simulation, you have to worry about Dalton and the questionable decisions he’s going to make with a low awareness rating.
The Baltimore Ravens have five players ranked 91 overall or better, including safety Earl Thomas, left tackle Ronnie Stanley, quarterback Lamar Jackson, right guard Marshal Yanda and defensive tackle Michael Pierce. Not only do the Ravens have a stacked offensive line, but they have a quarterback who has a 96 speed rating and 96 acceleration rating, which makes him the modern Michael Vick and pretty much a cheat code in the video game world. Running back Mark Ingram is also tough to bring down and kicker Justin Tucker misses almost nothing with his 87 overall rating. The Baltimore Ravens may not have won the Super Bowl in real life, but they’re absolutely loaded in Madden and almost unfair to play with if you find yourself playing online.
The Cincinnati Bengals don't have a whole lot going for them in these simulations and we've seen them get beat up in past simulations. The Baltimore Ravens are head and shoulders the better team in this contest and should win this game. However, 10 points is a lot to give up in these simulations and you're putting a whole lot of trust in a computer that's very unpredictable and doesn't understand game situations. Points can be key in these simulations that are often random as all hell.
I'll take a shot with the Bengals and the points, but I certainly don't love this pick.