NCHC picks: Nov. 28

I thought I might put some distance between Matthew and I after Minnesota-Duluth’s come-from-behind win over Nebraska-Omaha, but alas, it was not to be, as Colorado College fell to Air Force the next night. Overall, Matthew and I bouth went 7-3 (.700). On the year, I am 49-20-3 (.701), while Matthew is 44-25-3 (.631).

NCHC action is light this weekend, but let’s see how we do.

Friday, Nov. 28

Western Michigan vs. Ohio State (Shillelagh Tournament)
Candace: I don’t actually think I’ve gotten a Western Michigan pick right yet this year. Maybe Matthew knows something I don’t, so I’ll follow his lead. Western Michigan 3-2
Matthew: Outside of Minnesota and Penn State, the Big Ten has been pretty mediocre so far this season, and Ohio State hasn’t been immune to it. Granted, Western hasn’t blown anyone’s doors off this season, either, but I’m taking the Broncos in this one. Western Michigan 4-2

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 28-29

No. 11 Nebraska-Omaha at No. 2 North Dakota
Candace: I have no idea what to expect in this series, but both games will be close. A split seems likely. However, since I don’t have any idea of an order, I’ll pick a UND sweep, just so The Red Army will tweet “bite me” in response. North Dakota 3-2, 3-1
Matthew: These are always very entertaining games, whether they’re in Omaha or Grand Forks. To me, this has “split” written all over it, but I’m not sure who will win which night. North Dakota 3-1, Nebraska-Omaha 3-1

No. 16 St. Cloud State at Bemidji State
Candace: I’d like to think that St. Cloud can start building a little run, so I’m going to be an NCHC homer and pick a sweep. St. Cloud State 3-1, 3-2
Matthew: Tom Serratore makes sure his Beavers are a tough out every time they play, and I have a sneaking suspicion that they could pick up a split here, but I think SCSU will take care of business. St. Cloud State 2-1, 3-1