Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - 6/20/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-06-20 22:00:00 EDT
The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Los Angeles Chargers meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Saturday night.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to build off of a 44-37 win over the Green Bay Packers in their last sim appearance. JuJu Smith-Schuster leads Pittsburgh at wide receiver with an 86 overall rating, which includes a rating of 91 speed and 92 acceleration as well as 90 catching and 93 catching in traffic while James Conner is Pittsburgh’s top RB with an 81 overall rating with 86 speed, 89 acceleration and 89 carrying. Ben Roethlisberger is the starting QB with an 81 overall rating with 89 thiteming power and 89 short passing accuracy. On the defense, Cameron Heyward leads Pittsburgh rated at 90 overall with 93 strength, 91 tackling and 92 power move while Stephon Tuitt is on the other side of the front at 87 overall with 90 block shedding and 91 strength.
The Los Angeles Chargers will try to build on a 48-42 win over Baltimore in their last sim appearance. Keenan Allen leads the Chargers 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 L.A.’s top tight end at 87 overall with 89 catching as well. Melvin Gordon III and Philip Rivers aren’t on the Chargers in reality anymore, but they’re still on L.A. in this 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 defense is where the Chargers are stashing their top-rated players with Joey Bosa leading the defensive front 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.
This is a hard one to call as it features two teams I’ve been high on lately and been profiting off of for the most part. With that said, the Steelers have burned me a couple of times lately, and while the same can be said for the Chargers, I just like what L.A. brings to the table a bit more than what Pittsburgh does, and I think the Chargers just match up well here. I’ll side with the Chargers in this pick ‘em spot.