New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints - 6/27/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-06-27 20:00:00 EDT
The New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots meet Saturday night in a Madden20 NFL simulation game.
The New Orleans Saints have five players ranked 91 or better overall in quarterback Drew Brees, wide receiver Michael Thomas, defensive end Cameron Jordan and offensive linemen Ryan Ramczyk and Terron Armstead. As if a solid offensive line and game changers at quarterback and wide receiver wasn’t enough, the Saints also have an 89 overall at running back in Alvin Kamara who also has a 94 acceleration rating. The Saints are able to flip a game quickly and with Brees having a 98 awareness rating, he’s not going to be fooled by the defense often. The Saints also have one of the faster secondary’s in the game with Justin Hardee, Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple all having speed and acceleration above 90 ratings, so you’re confident they won’t get beat deep often. The New Orleans Saints are easily one of the best teams to play with in Madden 20.
The New England Patriots have three players ranked in the 90s in cornerback Stephon Gilmore, quarterback Tom Brady and safety Devin McCourty. This day is obviously all about Brady with the Patriots hosting four simulation games, and he brings a 95 awareness rating to the table with a 70 agility rating. However, when you thitem in linebacker Dont’a Hightower and his 88 overall rating, the Pats rely heavily on their defense in this game with three of their top-four ranked players being on that side of the ball. Offensively, wide receiver Julian Edelman has a solid 91 acceleration rating and 87 overall rating, while the offensive line has three players with an 84 overall rating or above. The New England Patriots are short on offensive weapons, but they have an effective defense and a quarterback who doesn’t get fooled often and takes care of the football.
I’ve said many times in past simulations that the New England Patriots are overrated in this video game and the defense will let you down more times than not. There’s been many lines where oddsmakers just made the Pats big favorites and hoping the public would bite. The New Orleans Saints to me are the best team in this game and aren’t a team I bet against as long as the price isn’t too crazy. The Saints should have no trouble moving the ball against the New England Patriots in this simulation.
I’ll lay the field goal with the New Orleans Saints.