Weekend Picks: Jan. 29

Well, I knew I should have picked Miami, and then I’d have another game on Matthew. As it is, we had the same record, as I picked St. Cloud to sweep Western Michigan and he picked Denver to sweep Minnesota-Duluth. Last week, we went 4-3-1. On the year, I am 84-39-14, while Matthew is 79-44-14.

Let’s get to this week’s games.

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 29-30

No. 12 Omaha at Colorado College
Candace: I’m not sure what is wrong in Omaha, but I have trouble seeing this being anything but a split right now. Colorado College 3-2, Omaha 3-2
Matthew: Neither team is what it was earlier in the season. This series really intrigues me, and I’d be surprised to see anything other than a split. Colorado College 2-1, Omaha 4-1

No. 13 Denver at Miami
Candace: I don’t think this will be a sweep necessarily, but I’m also really bad at picking the correct night, and feel I should pick at least one game differently than Matthew, so … Denver 2-1, 3-2
Matthew: I’m eager to see if Miami can keep rolling this weekend. It’ll be tough, though, with a very solid Denver team coming into Oxford. Miami 3-1, Denver 2-1

No. 2 North Dakota at Western Michigan
Candace: I expect North Dakota to clamp down on defense and take both games. North Dakota 4-2, 4-1
Matthew: This could come back to bite me, but I’ll take UND to win both of these games. North Dakota 3-1, 3-1

Minnesota-Duluth at Northern Michigan
Candace: I have no idea where Minnesota-Duluth’s offense has disappeared to. If I could call two ties, I would. As it is, I will be a league homer. Minnesota-Duluth 2-1, 2-1
Matthew: Northern has been decent at home this season, but I’m going to take the league homer pick here. Prove me right, Bulldogs. Minnesota-Duluth 3-2, 3-1

Saturday, Jan. 30

No. 3 St. Cloud State vs No. 19 Minnesota State
Candace: The Huskies are looking fearsome, with a complete package of offense and defense. St. Cloud State 4-1
Matthew: I like the Huskies to take the de facto state championship this year. Gotta win this one first, though. St. Cloud State 4-2