Weekend picks: Jan. 8

Last week, I had a pretty good mark, going 13-5-2 (.700). Calling the Lindenwood-Minesota State split on the wrong days hurt. On the year, I am 220-67-31 (.740).

Here’s this week’s action.

Friday, Jan. 8

St. Lawrence at Brown
The road might make this game closer, but it’s still a Saints’ win. St. Lawrence 3-1

Colgate at Dartmouth
Did the break cure Dartmouth of its malaise? Dartmouth 2-1

Cornell at Harvard
A few years ago, this would have been a battle of top five teams. Harvard 2-1

Quinnipiac at Rensselaser
I think the Bobcats win this in a walk. Quinnipiac 4-1

Princeton at Union
Not the team for Union to get its first win against. Princeton 4-1

Clarkson at Yale
The Elis just can’t seem to get it together. Clarkson 5-1

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 8-9

St. Cloud State at Minnesota State
This could be a weekend where the Mavericks get a WCHA win, but I’ll go with the visitors. St. Cloud 2-1, 3-1

Friday, Sunday, Jan. 8 and 10

Minnesota-Duluth at Wisconsin
This will be closer than the last series, but it’s still a Badgers’ sweep. Wisconsin 4-2, 3-2

Saturday, Jan. 9

Clarkson at Brown
The Bears won’t get any closer in this one. Clarkson 4-2

Cornell at Dartmouth
I like the way Cornell closed the first half. Cornell 3-2

Colgate at Harvard
A battle of two defensive teams. Harvard 2-1

Princeton at Rensselaer
The Engineers are capable of pulling the upset, but I think Princeton keeps rolling. Princeton 3-1

St. Lawrence at Yale
A game I really could flip a coin in and get better results. St. Lawrence 2-1

Boston College at Boston University
A potential trap game for the Eagles in their first action of the second half. Have to go with BC though. Boston College 4-2

RIT at Providence
The Friars won the first in a walkover. Providence 3-1

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 9-10

Connecticut vs. Merrimack
A home-and-home where the Warriors will struggle to scored. Then again, so does Connecticut. Connecticut 2-1, 2-1

Vermont at Maine
The Black Bears struggled a lot in the first half. I’m seeing this as a split. Vermont 3-2, Maine 2-1

New Hampshire vs. Northeastern
Another home-and-home, but the Huskies have too much firepower. Northeastern 3-1, 4-1

Ohio State at Minnesota
The Gophers start their second half with a bang. Minnesota 4-1, 5-1

Tuesday, Jan. 12

Cornell at Colgate
Something tells me home ice is the deciding factor. Colgate 3-2

Syracuse at Union
The Orange haven’t played great so far, but should have enough to win this. Syracuse 3-1

Wednesday, Jan. 13

Northeastern at Providence
The Friars are playing better, but it won’t be enough. Northeastern 4-2