Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions - 6/28/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions - 6/28/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Madden20 Sim: Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm

The Line: Green Bay Packers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 47 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers meet Sunday afternoon in a Madden20 NFL simulation game.

The Detroit Lions don’t have a single player ranked in the 90s, but their top three ranked players are on the defensive side of the ball in Damon Harrison, Darius Slay and Trey Flowers. The Lions then have two respectable receivers ranked in the mid 80s in Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, while quarterback Matthew Stafford is ranked 82 overall with a 78 acceleration rating. The Lions have a more than respectable defense in this game and a decent trio of wide receivers when you throw in Danny Amendola, but there’s something about this squad that doesn’t move the needle all that much. Maybe it’s the lack of top tier talent or a quarterback that’s pretty much been the same level his whole career, but the Lions aren’t a team people are running to play with in Madden20.

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The Green Bay Packers have three players ranked 90 or better overall in left tackle David Bakhtiari, wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive tackle Kenny Clark. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers comes in with an 89 rating overall, a 82 rating in acceleration and a 91 awareness rating. Of course, a lot of the Packers success comes down to quarterback play and as long as he takes care of the ball, they’ll give you a chance to win no matter who they play. The problem is the Packers have limited weapons outside of quarterback, so scoring can be limited at times and the ground game has been weak in past simulations. However, the Green Bay Packers have eight players with an awareness rating of at least 90, which is important in a computer simulation where you’re counting on guys to do their job correctly.

The Detroit Lions are a team that's in the bottom half of the game in terms of overall ratings, but they have an underrated group of wide receivers, a quarterback who can sling it and a secondary that's not all that bad. The Green Bay Packers can cause fits on the offensive side and are the better team here, but they're also shaky at best on the defensive side and have lost many simulations due to not being able to get off the field. This is a lot of points to lay with the Packers.

Give me the Lions and the boatload of points.


Randy’s Pick Detroit Lions +9.5

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