ECAC Hockey Picks: Dec. 6-10

It’s nearly all ECAC Hockey games this weekend with just a pair of nonconference games. All games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Last week: 6-7-1
Overall: 57-36-8
Last week: 6-6-1
Overall: 54-38-7

Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7
Colorado College at Princeton, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Nate: This is only the second home weekend for Princeton this season. Look for a split against a Colorado College team that has lost two in a row. Friday: Princeton 4-3; Saturday: Colorado College 5-2

Mark: No-brainer. I’m going with the Tigers both nights. The Tigers of Princeton on Friday. The Tigers of Colorado College on Saturday. Friday: Princeton 3-2; Saturday: Colorado College 4-1

Friday, Dec. 6

Colgate at Dartmouth

Nate: Both these teams play a pretty up-tempo game, but the Big Green are coming off a two-week break while the Raiders had a strong showing in the Friendship Four tournament last week. Colgate 3-1

Mark: The Big Green should have more gas in the tank than the Raiders. Dartmouth 3-2

Cornell at Harvard

Nate: This will be one of the tougher tests that undefeated Cornell has faced all year, but the Big Red haven’t given me any reason to pick against them. Cornell 4-2

Mark: Big Red winning streak hits double figures. Cornell 5-3

Yale at Rensselaer

Nate: In a matchup of struggling teams, I’ll take the home team. Rensselaer 3-2

Mark: The Bulldogs remain winless on the road. Rensselaer 4-1

Brown at Union

Nate: Union is 0-6 at home this season, but the Dutchmen have had plenty of time to regroup after their exam break. Union 2-1

Mark: The Dutchmen are scoring on only 6.8 percent of their shots. They haven’t played since Nov. 16. Brown 3-1

Saturday, Dec. 7

St. Lawrence at Clarkson

Nate: Clarkson swept St. Lawrence with a pair of overtime wins earlier in the season. It should be another close game this weekend, and another Golden Knights win. Clarkson 3-1

Mark: Clarkson has 10 wins. St. Lawrence has 11 losses. Advantage Golden Knights. Clarkson 4-0

Cornell at Dartmouth

Nate: Not sure if the Big Green have the depth to match up with the Big Red. Cornell 4-2

Mark: Look for the Big Red to grind down the Big Green. Cornell 4-1

Colgate at Harvard

Nate: The Raiders have been playing better, but Harvard is one of the top teams in the league. Harvard 3-2

Mark: The high-scoring Crimson break a mini-slump. Harvard 5-2

Brown at Rensselaer

Nate: Neither team is playing well at the moment, but Brown’s goaltending has been solid for most of the season. Brown 3-1

Mark: The Bears have won five straight against the Engineers, including the last two in Troy. Brown 4-2

Yale at Union

Nate: It’s been a tough season for both teams, but I think the Dutchmen will build off of Friday’s home win. Union 4-2

Mark: Union has been outscored by 23 goals, Yale by 18. Home ice carries the Dutchmen on this night. Union 4-2

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Massachusetts at Brown

Nate: UMass junior Mitchell Chaffee leads the team with 11 goals in 14 games, while Brown has scored 20 goals as a team this season. Massachusetts 4-1

Mark: Minutemen are 2-10 all-time against the Bears, but Greg Carvel is 2-0-3 in his last five trips to Meehan Auditorium. UMass 4-1

American International at Princeton

Nate: Both teams have showed some scoring flashes this season, but both have been inconsistent offensively as well. Give a slight edge to the home team. Princeton 5-4

Mark: The Yellow Jackets have been up and down. For the most part, the Tigers have been just down, but home ice puts them over the top. AIC 3-2

Maine at Yale

Nate: The Black Bears entered the weekend on a modest 3-2-1 run, but it’s hard to pick a struggling Bulldogs team. Maine 3-1

Mark: Yale’s only two wins have come at home, but look for the somewhat surprising Black Bears to end their first half with a victory. Maine 4-1