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 the New Orleans Saints-San Francisco 49ers Week 9 game, with the line from OddsShark.
(-3) New Orleans Saints (3-4) at San Francisco 49ers (1-6), Sunday, 4:05 p.m.
Mike: Saints. I think this game will be close, as the line indicates. The Saints obviously are a different team out of the dome, but there’s a case to be made for the 49ers as the worst team in the NFL.
Ricky: Saints. Carlos Hyde is banged up and San Francisco’s quarterback play isn’t good enough to take advantage of New Orleans’ soft defense.
Andre: Saints. The 49ers are nothing special defensively (5.8 yards allowed per play — 22nd) and Drew Brees is looking like vintage Drew Brees (72 percent completion percentage, 10 touchdowns, 4 interceptions in the last four games.) The Niners haven?t looked competitive at all, losing by an average of 17 points during their six-game losing streak.
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