NCHC picks: March 5

Well, I don’t see any way for Matthew to catch me, so I think I’ve won our season picks race. Last week, both Matthew and I went 1-4-3 (.312), as the games we picked differently ended in ties. On the year, I am 107-49-13 (.671) and Matthew is 100-56-13 (.630).

Let’s get to the final weekend.

Friday-Saturday, March 6-7

North Dakota at Miami
Candace: I think this is a split, though if UND wins Friday, they probably sweep. Miami 3-2, North Dakota 3-1
Matthew: UND gets what it needs to win the NCHC regular season title outright, but this will likely end up in a split. North Dakota 3-1, Miami 3-1

Denver at St. Cloud
Candace: The Pioneers swept the Huskies at home back in January. I don’t think that happens again, but which night does St. Cloud win? Denver 3-2, St. Cloud 2-1
Matthew: I’ll take Denver to win both as the Pioneers work to lock up home ice next weekend. Denver 3-1, 3-2

Colorado College at Omaha
Candace: @RedArmyUNO probably will have a coronary, but even after CC picked up another league win last weekend, I have trouble seeing them get another. The Tigers haven’t won a league road game yet this year. Omaha 4-2, 4-1
Matthew: It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see CC give Omaha problems again. I’ll go out on a limb and call a split. CC 2-1, UNO 4-1

Minnesota-Duluth at Western Michigan
Candace: The Broncos gave the Bulldogs fits in January in Duluth, but I like UMD to exact some revenge. Minnesota-Duluth 3-2, 2-1
Matthew: Tough to see UMD slowing down here, even if the Bulldogs are on the road. Minnesota-Duluth 3-1, 2-1