NCHC picks: Feb. 13

Last week, thanks to Miami, I put even more distance between Matthew and I, as I was perfect, going 4-0 while Matthew went 3-1. On the year, I am 98-38-9 while Matthew is 90-46-9. Let’s see if I can do even better this week.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 13-14

No. 7 Miami at Colorado College
Candace: I’m sure one of these will be close, but I think the RedHawks will avoid a letdown and keep pace with those above them in the standings. Miami 3-2, 4-1
Matthew: I’m starting to feel a bit bad for CC at this point. We keep saying the Tigers are better than their record — and they are — but I think their record will be a little worse come late Saturday night than it is now. Miami 3-2, 4-2

St. Cloud State at No. 6 Minnesota-Duluth
Candace: Duluth swept this series back in November in St. Cloud, with one game going to OT. The Huskies looked good their last time out against Colorado College, but they generally haven’t done as well on the road. I’m picking a Bulldogs sweep, simply because the split seems to hard to pick a night for each win. Minnesota-Duluth 3-2, 3-1
Matthew: A team that’s won three of its last four visits a team that’s won its last three in a row. Wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a split here. Minnesota-Duluth 3-1, St. Cloud State 2-1

No. 9 Denver at No. 2 North Dakota
Candace: These two split back in December in a barn-burner of a series. I think they split again. Denver 2-1, North Dakota 3-2
Matthew: DU has been subpar away from home this season and UND is 11-3-2 in Grand Forks since the campaign began. This will probably be a split but I’m going to stick my neck out slightly and call for a sweep. North Dakota 3-1, 3-2

Western Michigan at No. 4 Omaha
Candace: Every time I think Western Michigan is getting ready to roll, the Broncos stumble. I’m sure both games will be close, but I’m picking an Omaha sweep. Are you happy @RedArmyUNO? Omaha 3-2, 4-2
Matthew: UNO has had too much going for it lately for me to think they’ll slip up in this series at home. If it was in Kalamazoo, I might call it a little differently but not here. Omaha 4-2, 3-1