2016-17 WCHA Week 14, Series 42 Prediction: Northern Michigan at/vs. Lake Superior

2016-17 Week 14, Series 42: Northern Michigan (1337) at Lake Superior (1456)

ResultProbability
LSSU Sweeps42.92%
Splits32.96%
NMU sweeps12.06%
LSSU 5 points (W, OTW)4.07%
LSU 4 points (W, OTL or OTW, OTW)3.70%
NMU 5 points (W, OTW)2.03%
NMU 4 points (W, OTL or OTW, OTW)1.98%

Both of these squads are in a free-fall, with teams figuring to be around .500 this year stuck wondering if they’re going to make the playoffs.  Northern Michigan has just two wins in league play and is the only WCHA team with single-digit points.  As the Wildcats seek to claw their way into contention, losses this weekend mean that they will have put Bemidji State one step closer to clinching a playoff berth.

These teams play the next two weekends: games in Sault Ste. Marie book-ending games this Saturday and next Friday.  The A tiebreaker could well be in play for these teams.  ABOVE likes Lake Superior’s chances at keeping the Wildcats behind them and out of the playoffs.

Geof’s Subjective Prediction: Lakers sweep.

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