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Green Bay Packers vs. New York Jets – 5/30/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Green Bay Packers vs. New York Jets - 5/30/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-05-30 18:00:00 EDT

The New York Jets and Green Bay Packers meet Saturday afternoon in a Madden20 NFL simulation game. 

The New York Jets didn’t win a whole lot in the real life season, but they have some talent on the video game side, especially on defense where safety Jalen Adams and linebackers CJ Mosely and Avery Williamson are all ranked 85 or higher overall. Running back Le’Veon Bell carries an 88 overall rating with a 89 speed rating and 92 acceleration rating. Wide receiver Robby Anderson is the fastest player on the team with a 94 speed rating and 84 overall rating. Quarterback Sam Darnold has a 74 overall rating with a 77 awareness rating and a 83 acceleration rating. For a team that didn’t win a whole lot on the actual field, the New York Jets have some talent in the virtual world and they’re good enough to win with if played with online. Don’t sleep on these Jets.

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 Green Bay Packers are the better team here, but I’m not sure they’re that much better in a simulation where oddsmakers can be stingy with the amount of points they hand out. The Packers have defensive issues and have been on the losing side of some surprise upsets. The New York Jets are better than you’d think in these simulations, especially on the defensive side where they have a top tier player at all three levels.

Give me the New York Jets and the free points.

 

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: New York Jets +6.5

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