Atlantic Hockey Picks 11/4-11/6

Last Week: 6-4-2 (I had the Niagara-Colgate split right but on the wrong nights)
On the Season: 36-13-6 (.703)

This Week’s Picks:

Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5:
Sacred Heart at Air Force – Sacred Heart seems to play the Falcons tough no matter what their record, evidenced by the Pioneers taking three of four points from the Falcons last season. But I think after blowing a late lead at home last weekend, Air Force will be fired up. Air Force 5, Sacred Heart 2; Air Force 4, Sacred Heart 2.

Connecticut at Mercyhurst – I think this will be the most entertaining series of the weekend and the hardest to predict. UConn swept the Lakers out of the playoffs last season.  I’m picking a split here. Mercyhurst 4, UConn 3; UConn 5, Mercyhurst 4.

Holy Cross at Niagara – Both teams figure to finish near the top of the standings, so this is a big early-season series since it is the only meeting between the two schools. Niagara leads the all-time series 5-1, but  I’m again thinking split. Holy Cross 3, Niagara 2; Niagara 3, Holy Cross 2.

Army at Rochester Institute of Technology  – Both teams are having trouble scoring goals so far this season, and the teams have just one win between them. I’d pick a tie in at least one game if I could, but instead I think RIT rebounds at home in a pair of close games. RIT 3, Army 2; RIT 4, Army 3.

American International at Robert Morris – The Yellow Jackets have never beaten the Colonials (0-5-1) and even though they are an improved team I’m still giving RMU the advantage, especially at home. RMU 3, AIC 2; RMU 4, AIC 2.


Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6:

Bentley at Canisius – The teams split at Bentley last season, and I’m picking a similar result in Buffalo. The teams have played each other close over the years, with the Golden Griffins holding a slim 21-19-3 advantage all-time. Bentley 4, Canisius 3; Canisius 5, Bentley 2.