Weekend picks: Nov. 25

I had another good week last week, going 22-6-5, while Nicole went 19-9-5. I have a pretty big lead now on the season, as I am 157-55-24, while Nicole is 138-74-24. It’s a light weekend of action, so let’s get to the picks.Friday-Saturday, Nov. 25=26Princeton at Boston UniversityCandace: I really don’t know what to make of this series. Do we see the Princeton team that crushed Colgate, or the one that has struggled against other teams? Boston University 2-1, Princeton 2-1Nicole: Both these teams continue to confound me. A split seems the most likely outcome. Boston University 3-1, Princeton 3-2No. 4 Minnesota-Duluth at HarvardCandace: I’m not sure Harvard will win before next year, but if they do, it won’t happen this weekend. Minnesota-Duluth 4-1, 4-2Nicole: Maura Crowell returns to Cambridge with a really talented team. Minnesota-Duluth 3-1, 2-0Lindenwood at Minnesota StateCandace: I’m not really sure what to expect here, but generally I favor WCHA teams. Minnesota State 2-1, 2-1Nicole: Both teams have got big wins last week, so I’ll call for a split and hope they both keep some momentum. Minnesota State 2-1, Lindenwood 3-2RIT at RensselaerCandace: I expected more out of the Engineers last weekend. Do they wake up this weekend? Rensselaer 3-2, 3-1Nicole: I’m optimistic for RIT here, so I’ll call a split. Rensselaer 3-1, RIT 2-0Syracuse at No. 7 North DakotaCandace: These could be close games, but I expect the home team to win both. North Dakota 4-2, 3-2Nicole: Should be an easy sweep for the Fighting Hawks. North Dakota 4-2, 4-1Cornell at No. 1 WisconsinCandace: I’d have been more confident with my sweep prediction if I knew about the status of Ann-Renée Desbiens, Wisconsin’s goalie, but I think the Badgers sweep. Wisconsin 3-1, 3-2Nicole: Difficult to call without knowing Desbiens’ status, but Nikki Cece played well for the Badgers and they’ve been pretty untouchable at home. Friday night is already a sellout, so they’ll have the crowd support. They’ll sweep. Wisconsin 4-2, 3-1Nutmeg ClassicMerrimack vs. No. 8 QuinnipiacCandace: Merrimack hasn’t done well of late. Quinnipiac 3-1Nicole: This should be an easy win for the Bobcats. Quinnipiac 4-1Yale vs. ConnecticutCandace: I am really not sure about this game. I think Yale has more potential though. Yale 2-1Nicole: Connecticut is putting together a good season and showing a lot of growth. Connecticut 3-1Windjammer Classic(5) Clarkson vs. Robert MorrisCandace: The Golden Knights keep rolling. Clarkson 4-1Nicole: I can’t wait to see how Robert Morris fares here, but I think Clarkson will be too much for them. Golden Knights win. Clarkson 4-3St. Cloud State vs. VermontCandace: Vermont has been up and down, but St. Cloud has shown a lot by beating Benidji. St. Cloud State 3-1Nicole: The Huskies are coming off a big win against Bemidji. I think that confidence helps carry them here. St. Cloud State 3-1Saturday, Nov. 26New Hampshire at MaineCandace: I think I could flip a coin and do better picking this game. Home ice is my guide. Maine 2-1Nicole: Maine has three games in four days starting with this one. I’ll pick them here, but I think they might have a better shot on Monday and Tuesday. Maine 2-1No. 6 Boston College at No. 10 NortheasternCandace: It was a battle last weekend, and will be again. I’ll still pick BC. Boston College 2-1Nicole: These two tied last week and I’m tempted to pick that here, but I’ll go out on a limb for Northeastern at home. Northeastern 3-2.Providence at BrownCandace: Brown hasn’t done well in recent weeks, and Providence seems to be getting stronger. Providence 3-1Nicole: Providence should be able to handle Brown. Providence 3-1Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 26-27Bemidji State at No. 2 MinnesotaCandace: Bemidji has caused the Gophers trouble in the past, but I don’t see it happening this time. Minnesota 3-1, 4-1Nicole: I don’t think the Beavers have it in them to push Minnesota like they have in recent years. Minnesota 4-1, 4-2Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 28Dartmouth at MaineCandace: Can Dartmouth get momentum from its big win over Princeton? Sure, why not. Dartmouth 2-1, 2-1Nicole: Under different circumstances, I might pick a Maine sweep, but Dartmouth showed it has the ability to step up and I’m not sure Maine can keep going for the third game. Split. Maine 3-1, Dartmouth 2-1Tuesday, Nov. 29Merrimack at BrownCandace: This could end up a draw. I’ll pick the Warriors to get back on track. Merrimack 3-2Nicole: Picking Merrimack to win. Merrimack 2-1 Wednesday, Nov. 30No. 10 Northeastern at ProvidenceCandace: I don’t think this one will be as tight as antiquated. Northeastern 4-2Nicole: This should be a tight game, but I’ll picked the ranked team and say NU wins. Northeastern 4-3