Weekend Picks: Jan. 29

I had a decent week, barring CHA picks, going 22-5-5 (.765) to bring my season record to 287-81-44 (.750). We have some big series this week, including battles of top 10 teams, so hopefully I can do OK.

Friday, Jan. 29

Princeton at Dartmouth
Home ice won’t be enough to get the Big Green a win against the surging Tigers. Princeton 3-1

Quinnipiac at Harvard
The Crimson took the Bobcats to OT back in December. Something tells me they get a win. Harvard 2-1

Colgate at Rensselaer
The Engineers could play spoiler, but I like the Raiders. Colgate 3-2

Cornell at Union
The Dutchwomen’s travails continue. Cornell 4-2

New Hampshire at Northeastern
The Huskies are one of the elite. The Wildcats are improving, but aren’t there. Northeastern 4-1

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 29-30

Syracuse at Mercyhurst
This was a split a few weeks ago, and figures to be again. Mercyhurst 2-1, Syracuse 3-2

RIT at Penn State
My picks record would be even better if I didn’t try to pick CHA games. RIT 2-1, Penn State 2-1

Lindenwood at Robert Morris
I thought the Colonials were getting better, but league play has been a killer. Robert Morris 3-2, Lindenwood 2-1

Brown versus Yale
A tough one to call, but I see the Bulldogs winning both. Yale 3-1, 2-1

Minnesota at Bemidji State
Home ice for the Beavers means closer games, but same results. Minnesota 3-1, 4-1

Ohio State at Minnesota-Duluth
With these teams, you could flip coins and get better results. Minnesota-Duluth 3-2, 3-1

Minnesota State at North Dakota
One game will be close, but I see a NoDak sweep. North Dakota 3-2, 4-1

Saturday, Jan. 30

St. Lawrence at Clarkson
Given how the Golden Knights did earlier tonight, I have a hard time seeing this turning out differently. Clarkson 4-1

Quinnipiac at Dartmouth
The Bobcats will get back on track, or continue a win streak if they beat Harvard Friday. Quinnipiac 3-1

Princeton at Harvard
The Tigers won a clash with the Crimson earlier in the year, so why not again? Princeton 3-2

Cornell at Rensselaer
This game was a lot easier to pick last year. Cornell 2-1

Colgate at Union
The Raiders should keep pace in the ECAC races. Colgate 3-1

Merrimack at Boston University
The Terriers get some momentum for the Beanpot. Boston University 4-1

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 30-31

Maine at Providence
Maybe the Black Bears get back in the win column, but it’s not a safe bet. Providence 2-1, 2-1

Connecticut at Vermont
This is likely a split, but I’ll go out on a limb. Connecticut 2-1, 3-2

St. Cloud State at Wisconsin
The Huskies are playing much better than expected, but not good enough to defeat the Badgers. Wisconsin 4-1, 4-1

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Harvard versus Boston College
This is where BC’s streak ended last year, so I think the Eagles will be extra focused. Boston College 3-1

Northeastern at Boston University
The Terriers have fallen off and Northeastern is better. Northeastern 4-1

8 COMMENTS

  1. Rough weekend for the Big Ten. Penn State, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin all suffered losses to far less inferior teams. These could be major blows to the conference as a whole when it comes to PWR later this season. Especially Penn State who’s non-conference schedule is marginally laughable in terms of competition.

    • Loss to a much lower team just kills pairwise. Guess they can only hope that who they lost to pick up a lot of wins so the loss doesn’t hurt so much.

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