Hockey East Picks – November 4-5

Pretty solid weeks for both Dave and me last week. Hopefully at least I can keep it going this week!

Jim last week: 8-2-1

Dave last week: 8-2-1

Jim’s record-to-date: 26-14-5

Dave’s record-to-date: 27-15-5

Here are this week’s picks:

Friday, November 4

Maine at Boston College

Jim’s pick: Really like the way that Boston College is playing right now so hard to pick against them.

BC 4, Maine 2

Dave’s pick: Agreed. The Eagles are playing very much like the number one team in the country.

BC 4, Maine 2

Northeastern at Merrimack

Jim’s pick: Though I think this could be a very even matchup, I’m not picking against Merrimack at home right now.

MC 3, NU 1

Dave’s pick: I’m not picking against the undefeated, untied Warriors at home or on the road.

MC 4, NU 1

Vermont at Providence

Jim’s pick: Vermont has had good luck at Providence so I’m going with the Cats on night one.

Vermont 4, PC 2

Dave’s pick: I’m going to have to disagree with Jim on this one. Home ice prevails, at least in game one.

PC 3, UVM 2

Massachusetts at New Hampshire

Jim’s pick: It seems the Wildcats have been awoken.

UNH 4, UMass 3

Dave’s pick: The Wildcats continue to dig themselves out of the hole they’ve made for themselves in the Hockey East standings. The Minutemen remain winless within the league and sink deeper into their hole.

UNH 4, UMass 2

Saturday, November 5

Merrimack at Northeastern

Jim’s pick: Not as easy to pick Merrimack on the road, but the 6-0-0 start has me riding the Warrior wave.

MC 4, NU 3

Dave’s pick: I was hoping Jim would go with the Huskies at home here so I could widen my lead. I’m going with the Warriors until proven wrong.

MC 4, NU2

Vermont at Providence

Jim’s pick: Friars will salvage a split of this series.

PC 3, UVM 1

Dave’s pick: I’m picking the split the other way with the Catamounts needing overtime to do it.

UVM 2, PC 1 (OT)

Boston College at Massachusetts

Jim’s pick: Eagles always struggle at UMass, but I just can’t pick against BC right now.

BC 5, UMass 3

Dave’s pick: Picking the Eagles is a no-brainer. I’m good at no-brainers.

BC 4, UMass 1

Boston University at Massachusetts-Lowell

Jim’s pick: Historically, this series goes the Terriers way. But I have a weird gut about the River Hawks in this one.

UML 4, BU 3

Dave’s pick: Jim’s pick is a gutsy one, but I can’t agree.  With only one game to get up for this weekend, BU comes out flying.

BU 4, UML 2

Maine at New Hampshire

Jim’s pick: Things may be going well for UNH, but this is Maine’s game to lose right now.

Maine 4, UNH 2

Dave’s pick: Perhaps the toughest game of the weekend to pick. Have the Wildcats completely gotten back on track? How strong is Maine? I see UNH with four points on the weekend to get to .500 in Hockey East.

UNH 4, Maine 3