Women’s D-I picks: Nov. 20

I had a pretty good week last week, going 20-4-3 (.796). On the year I am 140-32-20 (.781). The marquee matchups this week are in the east, but let’s see how I do.

Friday, Nov. 20

Quinnipiac at Clarkson
A long road trip equals a win for the home team, but it won’t be easy. Clarkson 3-2

Princeton at St. Lawrence
I think the Saints are getting better, and Princeton may be a little overrated. St. Lawrence 2-1

Northeastern at Boston College
One of the big series of the weekend, but I think home ice equals a win. Boston College 4-2

Vermont at Connecticut
I think Vermont isn’t quite as good as its record. Connecticut 2-1

Syracuse at Colgate
I favor the Orange in this nonconference battle. Syracuse 3-1

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 20-21

Merrimack vs. Boston University
A home-and-home, but I don’t think the Warriors get that close. Boston University 4-1, 4-1

Minnesota State at Bemidji State
The Beavers rebound from the sweep last weekend. Bemidji State 2-1, 3-1

Ohio State at St. Cloud State
A tough one to pick, as both are so up and down. Ohio State 2-1, 2-1

Minnesota-Duluth at North Dakota
Perhaps NoDak got rid of its yips last weekend in its loss. North Dakota 3-1, 4-1

Yale at Minnesota
I wonder if these games will even be close. Minnesota 4-1, 5-1

Cornell at Mercyhurst
I have no idea, literally none. Mercyhurst 3-2, 3-1

Brown at RIT
I think the Bears get at least one win. Brown 2-1, 3-1

Friday and Sunday, Nov. 20 and 22

Lindenwood at Wisconsin
See above re: Minnesota. Wisconsin 4-0, 5-1

Saturday, Nov. 21

Vermont at Northeastern
I don’t think this will be close, particularly if the Huskies lose to BC the night before. Northeastern 4-1

Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 21-22

Providence at New Hampshire
Home ice, perhaps? New Hampshire 3-2, 2-1

Sunday, Nov. 22

Connecticut at Maine
Long road trip equals home ice win. Maine 3-1

Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 23-24

Penn State at St. Lawrence
The Nittany Lions are better than their record, but fall short. St. Lawrence 3-1, 4-1

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Mercyhurst at Colgate
A month ago I’d have picked differently. Mercyhurst 2-1

Northeastern at Harvard
Northeastern’s Beanpot pre-tour continues, with the same result. Harvard 2-1

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Providence at Boston College
The Eagles should sleepwalk through this. Boston College 5-1

Mercyhurst at Colgate
Can the Lakers game some momentum? Sure. Mercyhurst 3-2