Weekend picks: Jan. 15

Matt and I picked the games the same last weekend, and did pretty OK, going 4-3-1 (.562). On the year, I am 77-34-11, while Matthew is 73-38-11.

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 15-16

Western Michigan at No. 14 Denver
Candace: Western usually splits with Denver, but somehow I think DU builds momentum from last weekend. A tie wouldn’t surprise me at all. Denver 3-2, 3-2
Matthew: I’ll probably get proved wrong on this, but I see Denver keeping up their good recent play in this series. Denver 3-1, 3-2

No. 5 St. Cloud State at No. 17 Minnesota-Duluth
Candace: Can Duluth keep some momentum from last weekend? I think so, but it won’t be enough to sweep. St. Cloud 3-1, Minnesota-Duluth 3-2
Matthew: SCSU will want to get back on track after their home loss to Colorado College last Saturday, and I think they will. Ish. St. Cloud State 3-2, UMD 3-2

No. 9 Omaha at No. 1 North Dakota
Candace: The hardest series of the weekend to call for me. I have to think this is a split, unless Omaha is starting a second-half swoon. North Dakota 3-1, Omaha 4-3
Matthew: Really tough series to call. UND gets the upper hand having only one loss at home so far this season, but I don’t know if the Hawks win both of these games. North Dakota 4-2, Omaha 3-2

Saturday, Jan. 16

No. 16 Bowling Green at Miami
Candace: Bowling Green lost twice to Western Michigan this year. Perhaps Miami can make it an NCHC three-peat? Miami 3-2
Matthew: I want to take the RedHawks here, but BGSU has been decent on the road this season and I can see the Falcons stealing this one. Bowling Green 3-2