Atlantic Hockey Picks: November 29-December 3

Last Week:

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

On The Season:
Dan: 58-24-6 (.693)
Chris: 51-31-6 (.614)

This Week’s Picks

Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30
Rochester Institute of Technology at American International
Chris: Like most of the league, these teams have been inconsistent as of late. As a result, I’m picking a split.
Dan: I don’t know what to make of AIC right now because each weekend seems to be up-and-down. That’s different from RIT, which stopped a quick leak of wins when it won last Saturday. I think the weekend here falls somewhere in between, so I’m going to go with a split.

Army West Point at Canisius
Chris: The Black Knights have won four of their last five, while Canisius has lost four of its last five. I’m picking an AWP sweep.
Dan: I’m with Chris here. Army is on a head of steam. I like Canisius, but it’s hard to justify picking the Griffs against that momentum. Army West point sweeps.

Bentley vs. Holy Cross
Chris: Both teams are looking to break out of slumps right now, and I’m thinking that home ice will help. Since each team gets a home game here, I’m going with a split.
Dan: I often don’t take much umbrage with scheduling, but I hate that it worked out this year to have the Holy Cross-Bentley series, which is playing its 69th and 70th games, on a weekend when students are gone on break. It’s a good rivalry, and even though it’s difficult to set schedules in a perfect way, I’m still going to be grumpy about it. I think the home team takes both games. Split.

Robert Morris vs. Mercyhurst
Chris: Each team gets a home game in this series, but I like the Colonials to win at each venue. RMU seeeps.
Dan: Last weekend against Air Force aside (technically a sweep, technically a one-point weekend), I can’t pick RMU to lose both games until it actually happens. RMU sweeps.

Air Force at Niagara
Chris: This should be the most entertaining series of the weekend, a rematch of last year’s quarterfinal series, won by NU in an upset. But I’m picking Air Force to win at least one. This will be another split.
Dan: Air Force is playing some great hockey. So is Niagara. Recipe? Great weekend, but I’m taking the home team to sweep.

Tuesday, December 3
Sacred Heart at American International
Chris: This should be a great game between the defending champs and a team making its case as the best in the league right now. SHU wins.
Dan: Sacred Heart is 5-1 in its last six and just crushed Boston University. That’s some steam heat. Sacred Heart wins.