Weekend picks: Feb. 2

Over the last month, Nicole has definitely been making a strong push. Last week, I went 23-9-1 (.712) while Nicole went 24-8-1 (.742). On the year, I am holding a slim lead, as I am 275-100-49 (.706) while Nicole is 270-105-49 (.694).

Friday, Feb. 2

No. 4 Colgate at Dartmouth
Candace: Colgate will roll here. Colgate 4-1
Nicole: Colgate should take this. Colgate 4-1

Brown at No. 2 Clarkson
Candace: The Bears are very outmatched. Clarkson 4-1
Nicole: This should be a win for the Golden Knights. Clarkson 5-2

No. 5 Cornell at Harvard
Candace: I like Cornell, even if I seem to not be able to pick Harvard games well. Cornell 3-1
Nicole: This may be closer than Cornell would like, but I think they still win. Cornell 3-2

Quinnipiac at Rensselaer
Candace: The Engineers have struggled of late. Quinnipiac 2-1
Nicole: The Bobcats win. Quinnipiac 3-1

Yale at No. 8 St. Lawrence
Candace: This could be a trap game, but I like the home team. St. Lawrence 3-1
Nicole: The Saints need to keep pace and are at home. They should win. St. Lawrence 3-1

Princeton at Union
Candace: The Tigers get closer to the playoffs. Princeton 3-1
Nicole: The Tigers win. Princeton 3-0

Vermont at Boston University
Candace: As long as the Terriers don’t have their eyes on Tuesday, I like them at home. Boston University 4-3
Nicole: The Catamounts have been on a roll and BU have been unsteady at times, so I’ll pick Vermont to win. Vermont 4-3

Merrimack at No. 9 Providence
Candace: It might be closer than the Friars like, but I see them coming out on top. Providence 3-2
Nicole: Providence should take this. Providence 2-0

Northeastern at Connecticut
Candace: Like BU, if the Huskies can avoid looking to Tuesday, I see them winning. Northeastern 3-2
Nicole: UConn is better then their record, but I’ll take the Northeastern Huskies this time. Northeastern 4-2

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 2-3

Bemidji State at Minnesota State
Candace: I lean toward the Beavers to solidify their standing. Bemidji State 3-2, 2-1
Nicole: I’ll call for a split here. Minnesota State 2-1, Bemidji State 3-1

No. 7 Minnesota at St. Cloud State
Candace: The Gophers have been consistently inconsistent, but they are better on the road. Minnesota 3-2, 3-1
Nicole: I’ll call a split here as SCSU kept it close in their first meeting and showed they can hang with Wisconsin last week. St. Cloud State 3-2, Minnesota 3-1

No. 1 Wisconsin at No. 6 Ohio State
Candace: I think the Badgers are too strong, even if Ohio State is the second-best team in the conference. Wisconsin 3-2, 4-2
Nicole: I’m thinking this might be a split. Ohio State won’t be happy with how their first meeting went. Wisconsin 4-2, Ohio State 4-3

Saturday, Feb. 3

Yale at No. 2 Clarkson
Candace: Clarkson should prevail here. Clarkson 4-1
Nicole: Clarkson wins. Clarkson 3-1

No. 5 Cornell at Dartmouth
Candace: I like the Big Red to get key conference points. Cornell 3-1
Nicole: Cornell should win this one. Cornell 4-1

No. 4 Colgate at Harvard
Candace: The Raiders are too tough here. Colgate 4-2
Nicole: Colgate takes it. Colgate 3-2

Princeton at Rensselaer
Candace: Princeton needs this weekend for the ECAC playoffs. Princeton 3-2
Nicole: The Tigers should have this one. Princeton 3-1

Brown at No. 8 St. Lawrence
Candace: St. Lawrence doesn’t lose to teams below them. St. Lawrence 3-1
Nicole: The Saints win. St. Lawrence 3-0

Quinnipiac at Union
Candace: I think the Bobcats are too good defensively. Quinnipiac 2-1
Nicole: The Bobcats take this one. Quinnipiac 3-1

New Hampshire at Maine
Candace: Maine is better at home. Maine 3-2
Nicole: I’ll take Maine at home in a close one. Maine 3-2

No. 9 Providence at Connecticut
Candace: While Connecticut shows signs of being better, I like the Friars. Providence 4-2
Nicole: Providence wins. Providence 2-1

Sunday, Feb. 4

Merrimack at Vermont
Candace: Watch the Catamounts fall back to Earth. Vermont 3-2
Nicole: I’ll take Vermont at home. Vermont 3-0

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Syracuse at No. 5 Cornell
Candace: Syracuse is better than its record, but it won’t be enough. Cornell 3-1
Nicole: Cornell should win this. Cornell 4-2

Beanpot Tournament

Harvard at Boston University
Candace: The Terriers are good in the Beanpot. Boston University 4-2
Nicole: I’ll take BU here. Boston University 3-2

Northeastern at No. 3 Boston College
Candace: The Huskies have the potential to win this, but I think BC will be eyeing revenge. Boston College 5-4
Nicole: I don’t think BC loses this Beanpot first round game. Boston College 4-3