Weekend Picks: Jan. 22

Despite my inability to pick CHA games, I still went a very respectable 24-7-4 (.742) last week. On the year, I am 265-76-39 (.748), better than Vegas odds.

Friday, Jan. 22

Rensselaer at Brown
Based on Brown’s loss to Merrimack, I’m going with the Engineers. Rensselaer 3-1

St. Lawrence at Colgate
Colgate squeaked one out against the Saints on the road in December. I think they do so again at home. Colgate 2-1

Clarkson at Cornell
Cornell just hasn’t shown enough consistency for me to think it can win this. Clarkson 3-1

Union at Yale
Two teams that will likely not make the playoffs. Home ice wins. Yale 3-1

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 22-23

Mercyhurst at Lindenwood
The Lions are showing continued improvement, but I think the Lakers take the sweep. Mercyhurst 2-1, 2-1

Robert Morris at Penn State
The Nittany Lions might throw a scare into the Colonials, but not enough to win. Robert Morris 2-1, 3-1

Syracuse at RIT
Did last week’s win show the Tigers are getting a spark? Maybe, but I’ll go with the Orange to sweep. Syracuse 3-1, 3-2

Vermont at Boston College
The Eagles haven’t been playing that great so far in the second half, but they are still winning. Boston College 4-2, 5-2

Connecticut versus Northeastern (home-and-home)
Home ice on Saturday won’t make any difference for Connecticut. Northeastern 4-1, 3-1

Ohio State at Minnesota State
I like the Mavericks to pick up a conference win in this series. Minnesota State 2-1, Ohio State 3-1

Minnesota at St. Cloud State
The Huskies have been known to throw a scare into the Gophers, but I have to go with Minnesota to sweep. Minnesota 3-1, 4-1

Bemidji State at Minnesota-Duluth
The Bulldogs weren’t able to beat Bemidji in October, but they are better now than then. Bemidji State 2-1, Minnesota-Duluth 2-1

Saturday, Jan. 23

Union at Brown
Will the Dutchwomen finally get a win? Probably not. Brown 2-1

Clarkson at Colgate
Look for the visitors to get revenge for the loss back in December. Clarkson 3-2

St. Lawrence at Cornell
Home ice versus the team that showed promise last weekend. Hmm. Cornell 3-2

Dartmouth at Harvard
Will the loss to BC be a springboard, or an emotional drain? Harvard 2-1

Rensselaer at Yale
I’m bucking a trend here and going with the lower-ranked team. Yale 3-2

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 23-24

New Hampshire at Maine
The Black Bears haven’t won in a while, so I’ll go with the visitors. New Hampshire 3-2, 2-1

Providence versus Boston University
Wednesday’s beat down by Quinnipiac shows how far the Terriers have fallen, but I think they win on home ice and then use that to get the win on the road Sunday. Boston University 3-1, 2-1

North Dakota at Wisconsin
The Badgers will be super motivated to get revenge for the series loss in December, and I think they do. Wisconsin 3-2, 4-1

Monday, Jan. 25

Princeton at Connecticut
This will be a close one, but I like the Tigers to pull it out. Princeton 3-2

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Boston College at Merrimack
I have difficulty seeing this being as close as the last time BC played Merrimack on the road. Boston College 5-1