2016-17 WCHA Week 17, Series 54 Prediction: Lake Superior (1483) at Minnesota State (1600)

2016-17 Week 17, Series 54: Lake Superior (1483) at Minnesota State (1600)

ResultProbability
MSU sweeps36.50%
Splits27.72%
LSSU Sweeps8.72%
LSSU 5 points (W, OTW)6.26%
MSU 4 points (W, OTL or OTW, OTW)6.04%
MSU 5 points (W, OTW)3.82%
LSSU 4 points (W, OTL or OTW, OTW)2.90%

The teams split in the Soo earlier this season at a time when BELOW was very impressed with Lake Superior — a BELOW rating of 1561 after a blow out win on Friday night was their season peak.  Since then, it’s been a tough slog for the Lakers, who who’ve picked up half of their standard wins against Alabama-Huntsville.

Minnesota State has largely been able to keep its scoring up this season, and it’s lights-out at home, just like always. Gordon Defiel’s squad will be without captain Gus Correale and third-leading scorer Diego Cuglietta, who participated in an extended fracas after the end of Saturday’s game against the Chargers.  This has the hallmarks of a home sweep for the Mavericks.