Hockey East picks: Nov. 26 – Dec. 2

A good week of picks for both of us.

Dave last week: 7-1-2
Jim last week: 7-1-2
Dave’s record-to-date: 29-14-15
Jim’s record-to-date: 25-12-13

Here are this week’s picks:

Friday, November 26

Boston College at Merrimack
Dave’s pick: The Eagles seem to be hitting their stride so I’m going with them even with Merrimack’s home dominance. 
BC 3 Merrimack 2 (OT)
Jim’s pick: Said it before and will say it again. Don’t pick against the Warriors at home.
Merrimack 3, BC 2

Northeastern at Vermont
Dave’s pick: Both teams really need this win.  I’m thinking home ice makes the difference, but I don’t feel good at all about this pick. 
UVM 2 NU 1
Jim’s pick: Vermont rebounds from Tuesday’s loss.
UVM 4, NU 2

Minnesota State at Massachusetts-Lowell
Dave’s pick: The visitors are struggling, but so are the River Hawks. 
Minn. State 2 Lowell 1
Jim’s pick: Tough pick not knowing much about the WCHA, but the River Hawks haven’t shown much of late.
Minn. State 3, Lowell 2

Saturday, November 27

Merrimack at New Hampshire
Dave’s pick: I’m this close to going with the Warriors.  But not quite. 
UNH 4 Merrimack 3 (OT)
Jim’s pick: I’d pick Merrimack if they were home, but UNH’s offense should be too much
UNH 4, Merrimack 2

Providence at Holy Cross
Dave’s pick: The Friars keep rolling. 
PC 4 HC 2
Jim’s pick: I’d pick like Dave and say I’m this close to picking a good Holy Cross team.
PC 4, HC 3 (OT)

Minnesota State at Massachusetts-Lowell
Dave’s pick: I’m afraid it looks like the River Hawks will get swept. 
Minn. State 3 Lowell 2
Jim’s pick: More non-league trouble for Hockey East.
Minn. State 2, Lowell 1

Brown at Boston University
Dave’s pick: Brown looked pretty good against UNH, but I’m guessing that caught BU’s attention. 
BU 4 Brown 3
Jim’s pick: BU walks in this one.
BU 4, Brown 1

Quinnipiac at Massachusetts
Dave’s pick: The momentum UMass picked up with its win over Vermont proves short-lived. 
QU 3 UMass 1
Jim’s pick: I like UMass’ odds in this one
UMass 4, QU 2

Sunday, November 28

Vermont at Boston College
Dave’s pick: Not what the doctor ordered for the Catamounts. 
BC 4 UVM 2
Jim’s pick: Eagles get back to winning at home.
BC 5, UVM w

Tuesday, November 30

Merrimack at Harvard
Dave’s pick: The Warriors all the way. 
Merrimack 4 Harvard 2
Jim’s pick: I’m with Dave.
Merrimack 3, Harvard 1

Thursday, December 2

New Hampshire at Massachusetts-Lowell
Dave’s pick: More tough times for the River Hawks. 
UNH 4 Lowell 2
Jim’s pick: Lowell always gives UNH fits, but I just don’t think this year’s Lowell team is good enough.
UNH 3, Lowell 2