NLL Predictions And Previews: Week 8

Buffalo Bandits NLL Photo: Larry Palumbo

It’s been a superb season of NLL action so far, and it’s only getting better! Chris, Connor and I played a box game of our own last night in Syracuse against the Stingers, where we got to test ourselves against former NLLers Gewas Schindler, Neal Powless, and Brandon Francis, amongst a host of other talented and tough players.

Neal Powless has still got it!

Photo Credits: Larry Palumbo, Coyote Magic Action Shots

Now we break down the professional ranks, and try to nail the picks with our bruised brains. Let’s see how we do…

  • Minnesota Swarm @ Edmonton Rush

Connor Wilson – Minnesota Swarm “I’m going to keep picking Minny, and hopefully they will stop making me look foolish. They almost pulled it out last week. NOW it happens“.

Chris Rosenthall – Edmonton Rush “I still like the Swarm even though I keep betting against them. Matthews’ performances last week mean I’ve got to take the Rush in this one”.  

Ryan Connors – Edmonton Rush “Edmonton is playing much better lacrosse lately“.

  • Philadelphia Wings @ Rochester Knighthawks

Connor Wilson – Philadelphia Wings “My gut says go with Rochester, so I’m going against them. It’s been working so far, but will it keep up? Or is Rochester a new team now?

Chris Rosenthall – Rochester Knighthawks “It’s going to be something like 18-16 or 9-7, but either way I think the Knighthawks pull it out“.

Ryan Connors – Rochester Knighthawks “The K-hawks had a hiccup last weekend but will find their stride again and get the win“.

  • Calgary Roughnecks @ Washington Stealth

Connor Wilson – Calgary Roughnecks “I like Calgary, a LOT. This was my easiest pick of the week. Watch me get it wrong“.

Chris Rosenthall – Calgary Roughnecks “Calgary just has too many ways to beat you, and they’re all showing up lately“.

Ryan Connors – Calgary Roughnecks “Washington’s goal-tending is stellar, but the Roughnecks are an offense powerhouse“.

  • Edmonton Rush @ Minnesota Swarm

Connor Wilson – Minnesota Swarm “I’ll take 1 of 2 here“.

Chris Rosenthall – Minnesota Swarm “The Swarm will find a way by game two“.

Ryan Connors – Minnesota Swarm “Swarm almost took down Calgary last week, their offense is really starting to click if they can have a solid game out the back door they should win“.

  • Colorado Mammoth @ Philadelphia Wings

Connor Wilson – Colorado Mammoth “Rested, ready to go and itching to score. I like Colorado to score their way to a win here“.

Chris Rosenthall – Colorado Mammoth “Philly needs to win before I pick them again & I still somewhat believe in Colorado’s offensive potential“.

Ryan Connors – Colorado Mammoth “Colorado shouldn’t be losing this much“.

Correct Picks Running Tally:

Connor Wilson (13-18)
Chris Rosenthall (12-19)
Ryan Connors (12-19)

Should be a lot of fun games to watch this week.  Make sure you tune in to the game either on TV (check local listings) or The Lacrosse Network, and follow me on twitter @connors36!