Atlantic Hockey Picks November 15-16

 (Tim Brule)

Last Week:

Dan: 6-1-1
Chris: 5-2-1

On The Season:

Dan: 47-14-5 (.750)
Chris: 40-21-5 (.644)

This Week’s Picks

Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16
Robert Morris at Bentley
Chris:The Colonials were picked to finish seventh this season, the Falcons tied for third. Instead, Bentley finds it self in seventh place at this still-early juncture, while RMU sits atop the standings. I have a feeling Bentley is going to get at least one win on home ice. I’m calling for a split.
Dan: It’s a scary thought to think that RMU is officially back, but I think it’s okay to say that at this point. Bentley is going to battle hard on home ice this weekend, especially given the sweep to start the season, but I’m going with the Colonials here. RMU sweeps.

Niagara at Canisius
Chris: Yes, the teams are a combined 1-13-1, but this is The Battle of the Bridge, and I expect two great games. I’m picking a split.
Dan: Niagara is really suffering from the #RubinJinx after I picked the Purple Eagles to win the league, but in the Battle of the Bridge, the Whose Line Is It Anyway reasoning comes into play. Everything’s made up and records don’t matter. Split ’em.

American International at Mercyhurst
Chris: Both teams haven’t played a game since since Nov. 2 and should be rarin’ to go. I’d pick an AIC sweep if the games were in Springfield, but I think the MIC will provide at least one win for the homestanding Lakers. Another split.
Dan: I really want to take Mercyhurst here for a sweep, but I can’t do that given my confidence in AIC…or can I? Playing my hunch here. Mercyhurst sweeps.

Army West Point at Holy Cross
Chris: My head says to pick another split, but my gut is telling me that the Crusaders are going to find a way to get all six points. Holy Cross sweeps.
Dan: Give me all of your goaltending in this series. A couple of low scoring games at the Hart Center end with Holy Cross coming out on top. Holy Cross sweeps.

Sacred Heart at Rochester Institute of Technology
Chris: Thanks to a pair of exciting postseason matchups between the schools the last two seasons, there’s almost a rivalry feel to this series. RIT has taken four of six points in its two previous home series so far this season, but I think the Tigers (and the Pioneers) will have to settle for three. I’m predicting a, you guessed it, split.
Dan: If you haven’t taken stock of Sacred Heart at this year’s Cinderella, there’s still room to buy. That said, RIT is the AHA team right now. So I’m going with the home team. RIT sweeps.