Weekend Picks: Feb. 18

Matthew gained a game back on me last week, as I thought Western Michigan might win one against Omaha. I went 3-2 while Matthew went 4-1. On the year, I am 95-45-14, while Matthew is 91-49-14.

Thursday, Saturday, Feb. 18, 20

No. 10 Denver versus Colorado College (Saturday: Coors Field)
Candace: I think I’ll give Matthew a chance to catch me. This could backfire, as Denver might be prone to a letdown after last week’s emotional sweep of North Dakota, but I think Denver sweeps again. Denver 3-2, 4-2
Matthew: I’m going to go out on a limb(-ish) here and say home teams win in this series this weekend. Colorado College 3-2, Denver 3-1

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 19-20

Minnesota-Duluth at No. 4 North Dakota
Candace: Duluth got shut out twice at home by North Dakota in December. Granted, the Fighting Hawks have shown some more vulnerability in the second half, but I like them to get back on track at home. North Dakota 3-1, 3-1
Matthew: UMD will be a tough out here, but I have a feeling UND takes both games. North Dakota 3-2, 4-2

No. 3 St. Cloud State at No. 12 Omaha
Candace: These two split in St. Cloud back in December. Hard to see it as anything other than another split. St. Cloud 3-1, Omaha 3-2
Matthew: This maybe isn’t quite as mouth-watering a series as we’d thought earlier in the season, but it’s still going to be very entertaining. Split. St. Cloud State 3-2, Omaha 3-2

Miami at Western Michigan
Candace: It won’t be easy, but I see Miami getting a sweep here and continuing to gain momentum. Miami 2-1, 3-1
Matthew: They’re on the road, but I like the RedHawks here. Miami 3-2, 4-2