Simulated Madden football tournament

Madden 2020 Sim Classic Odds & Information

With real-life sports sidelined, one sportsbook has turned to video games to provide football fans with the ability to bet on games – and they’re taking it to the next level on the gridiron in the Madden 2020 Sim Classic.

Since late March, has been offering odds every day on simulated Madden 20 games. The shop has decided to take that action and turn it into a real-life tournament-style competition.

Format & Rules | Odds to Win | Division Odds | Game Lines | Props | Contest Info

To learn more about how to wager on simulated sports, head over to our How to Bet on Sim Sports page.


Tournament Information

The tournament features all 32 NFL teams competing against each other for the right to be crowned the Madden 20 sims champion. The event, which began on May 9 and runs until May 24, features the latest roster updates available in the game from the 2019 NFL season.

That doesn’t include any player movement that’s happened since the end of the campaign, however, so Tom Brady is still on the New England Patriots instead of his new real-life team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

All matchups can be streamed through the Twitch channel livefootballsims and are archived for 14 days on the channel after they’re played.

Format and Rules

The tournament features a single round-robin divisional stage, followed by a one-and-done knockout stage. The quarter length has been set at 15 minutes and all games will be simulated on rookie mode, the easiest setting in the game. All sliders are set to default.

Four games will be played per day, Monday through Friday, with five games each day on weekends. Each club plays all three teams in its division once, with the top two teams from each division advancing to the next round.

Home-field advantage is determined based on last season’s divisional rankings. In the round of 16, the higher seed will get to play at home. The conference semifinals, conference final and championship game are all played at neutral sites to give both sides an equal advantage.

In the event of a tie in the group stage, head-to-head results between the teams, point differential, total points scored, the longest field goal made and the lowest overall Madden rating will be used to determine which teams advance to the knockout round.

Madden Sim Tournament Odds

Like the daily Madden 20 sims, odds for each individual game are available at the sportsbook, which you can find below. That includes spreads, moneylines and totals, along with futures odds and props for every team in the league.

Odds to Win the Madden 20 Sim Bowl
New Orleans Saints-120
New England Patriots-110

Odds as of May 24 at


Sim Classic Game Lines

Take a look at the individual game odds for the semifinals. These odds will be updated daily throughout the tournament with fresh lines for the upcoming matchups.

May 24 Game Lines: Championship Game

New Orleans Saints vs New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints-1.0 (-115)-12058.5 (-115)58.5 (-115)
New England Patriots+1.0 (-115)-11058.5 (-115)58.4 (-115)

Odds as of May 24 at 

May 24 Game Lines: 3rd Place Game

Los Angeles Chargers vs San Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles Chargers+6.0 (-115)+17558.5 (-115)57.5 (-115)
San Francisco 49ers-6.0 (-115)-24058.5 (-115)57.5 (-115)

Odds as of May 24 at 

Prop Odds

Just like the real NFL season, the sportsbook is offering a full array of props for the tournament. Those options range from odds for each team to advance from its division to division exactas to the eventual stage of elimination for all 32 clubs.

Check them all out under the NFL tab at.


Madden Sim Classic Contest


Want a chance to win a credit and some Odds Shark swag? You’re in luck!

We’re giving you five chances to win! Before each different stage of the tournament, we’ll be posting questions to our Twitter and Instagram accounts. Simply follow the instructions on these posts for your chance to win up to a $50 credit for and an Odds Shark prize pack.

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