Hockey East picks – Dec. 16-18

Despite twice catching Dave at the end of last weekend, having faith in Massachusetts against Princeton on Tuesday leaves me a game behind yet again.

Light schedule for Hockey East teams this weekend:

Jim last week: 9-3-0
Dave last week: 9-3-0
Jim to date: 75-51-20
Dave to date: 76-50-20

Friday, December 16

Arizona State at Massachusetts
Jim’s pick: Arizona State has beaten a few decent teams this season, but I’m not about to pick them on the road.
UMass 4, ASU 2
Dave’s pick: I haven’t picked UMass a whole lot the last couple years, but the Minutemen are getting my vote this weekend.
UMass 4, ASU 1

Saturday, December 17

Arizona State at Massachusetts
Jim’s pick: If the Minutemen play the game they are capable of, they earn a sweep.
UMass 3, ASU 2
Dave’s pick: I’m sure ASU will eventually become a strong program, but at this point I’m wholeheartedly picking the UMass sweep.
UMass 4, ASU 2

Union at Vermont
Jim’s pick: I see this series being a split. And my ability to pick those this season hasn’t been that great. But I’ll start with the home team.
UVM 3, Union 2
Dave’s pick: This could be a split or a sweep for either team. We’re talking a 12-3-2 team (Union) against one that’s 10-4-2 (Vermont), so I’m going with home cookin’.
UVM 3, Union 2 (OT)

Sunday, December 18

Union at Vermont
Jim’s pick: Either team could sweep here, but I really think each team earns a win.
Union 3, UVM 1
Dave’s pick: I’m going with a Catamounts sweep even though I know this could be a double dip.
UVM 3, Union 2

Northeastern at Michigan State
Jim’s pick: Northeastern is the better team in this matchup. Now can they prove it.
NU 4, MSU 2
Dave’s pick: Neither team is lighting the world on fire, but I’m going with the Huskies.
NU 3, MSU 2

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