Pickin’ the Big Ten: St. Lawrence at Penn State, Oct. 6

Drew Claussen and I nearly forgot that there’s a game tonight.


St. Lawrence at Penn State

Drew: Penn State is going to be an interesting team this year. Teams have handled a large turnover before and been successful, but the Nittany Lions can look within their own conference to find an example of a young team that didn’t fare very well (Wisconsin, the past two seasons). St. Lawrence, on the other hand, has seven seniors and eight juniors on its roster. The Saints compiled 19-14-4 record last year. Being at home the Nittany Lions have a chance to steal a game in this series, but I’m picking a St. Lawrence sweep.

Paula: The Saints warmed up last weekend with a 4-1 exhibition win over QC Trois Rivieres while Penn State beat Queen’s in exhibition, 8-0. These teams met at the end of last October, resulting in a 2-2 tie and 4-2 St. Lawrence win. I think that St. Lawrence will be very competitive this year and Penn State will need to find its footing, but I also think the excitement of opening night will carry the Nittany Lions.

Drew’s picks: St. Lawrence 3-2, 4-2.
Paula’s picks: Penn State 3-2, St. Lawrence 4-2.

I’ll post the rest of our picks for the weekend tomorrow, along with our picks record from 2015-2016. As always, you can follow Drew on Twitter (@drewclaussen) and, if you’re a glutton for punishment, you can double down on my Twitter accounts (@paulacweston and @PaulaBonaFide). I’ll be tweeting from Yost Arena tomorrow night as Union takes on Michigan.