ECAC Hockey Picks, Nov. 8-9

Nate Owen
Last week: 8-5-2
Overall: 25-21-4
Mark Divver
Last week: 7-6-2
Overall: 23-24-4

It’s a full slate of ECAC action this weekend. All games are at 7 p.m., except for Brown at Colgate, which faces off at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Yale at Colgate
Nate: The Bulldogs had one good game last weekend and one clunker, while Colgate is 0-1-3 over the last four games. This should be a defensive battle, but Yale has the edge offensively. Yale 3-0

Mark: The Raiders have lost four straight to the Bulldogs. Many of the names and faces have changed, but the result is the same. Yale 4-1

Brown at Cornell
Nate: Brown is a team to keep an eye on this season, but it’s tough to pick against the Big Red at home. Cornell 3-2

Mark: Anything can happen when the two top power plays in the nation collide, but home ice puts the Big Red over the top. Cornell 3-1

Quinnipiac at Dartmouth
Nate: Neither team has been great defensively this season, but I’ll give a slight edge to the home team. Dartmouth 5-3

Mark: The high temperature last Saturday in Tempe, Ariz., where Quinnipiac lost a pair, was 88 degrees. High temp Friday in Hanover, N.H., is expected to be 34. Bobcats’ cold streak continues. Dartmouth 5-4

Princeton at Harvard
Nate: This should be a pretty back and forth game, but I think the Crimson have a deeper lineup. Harvard 5-4

Mark: With good upperclassmen and flashy freshmen, it looks to me like Harvard has too much offense for the Tigers. Harvard 6-3

St. Lawrence at Rensselaer
Nate: The Saints lost a pair of overtime games last weekend. I think they’ll break through with a win against the Engineers. St. Lawrence 2-1

Mark: The Engineers have lost two out of three at home so far, but I like them to pull out a win here. Rensselaer 3-2

Clarkson at Union
Nate: Clarkson looks like one of the top contenders in the league, while Union has struggled to get on track in the first month of the season. Clarkson 5-2

Mark: After two overtime wins last weekend, the Golden Knights get the job done in regulation time. Clarkson 6-4

Brown at Colgate

Nate: The Bears scored seven goals in two games last weekend, while Colgate has 12 in eight games this season. Brown 3-1

Mark: Brown’s shooting percentage is eighth in the country at 13 percent. Colgate’s is 59th at 4.9 percent. Brown 4-2

Yale at Cornell
Nate: Cornell is looking like a powerhouse early in the season. I’m just not sure the Bulldogs will able to keep pace, especially at Lynah Rink. Cornell 3-1

Mark: Don’t like the Bulldogs’ chances of beating the Big Red at Lynah on a Saturday night. Cornell 4-2

Princeton at Dartmouth
Nate: This should be a pretty fast paced game, but I think the Big Green have the slight edge as the home team. Dartmouth 5-4

Mark: A breakout game for Dartmouth’s big line of O’Conner-Graber-Foreman is just a matter of time. This could be it. Dartmouth 6-3

Quinnipiac at Harvard
Nate: The Bobcats allowed nine goals in a two-game series at Arizona State last weekend. That doesn’t bode well against a Crimson team that has a lot of offensive weapons. Harvard 4-3

Mark: In a meeting of two of the league’s best teams, I like the Bobcats to prevail. Quinnipiac 5-3

Clarkson at Rensselaer
Nate: Like I said above, the Golden Knights are one of the top teams in the league. RPI has been solid so far, but the Engineers aren’t at that level yet. Clarkson 3-1

Mark: Frank Marotte of Clarkson has a .937 save percentage heading into the weekend. Advantage Golden Knights. Clarkson 4-1

St. Lawrence at Union
Nate: The wins haven’t been coming in bunches for the Saints, but they have been competitive in all but one game this season. St. Lawrence 2-1

Mark: Union’s possession numbers are bad. St. Lawrence’s aren’t good. The Dutchmen pull out a home win. Union 3-2