Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in Monday night’s Los Angeles Rams-San Francisco 49ers season opener.
(-2.5) Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers, 10:20 p.m. ET
Mike: Rams. Because they’re not the 49ers.
Ricky: 49ers. The NFL probably just forgot about these two teams, hence why they’re rounding out the Week 1 schedule. Give me the Niners, who are a perfect 5-0 straight up and against the spread in season openers since 2011.
Andre: Rams. There’s no reason to believe the 49ers’ offense will improve much from last season, when they averaged an NFC-worst 5 yards per play. The Rams have Todd Gurley, and their defense is good enough for them to cover in a boring, sloppy game.
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