Weekend picks: Jan. 27

Western Michigan got me another game up on Matthew in our picks race, as I went 4-3-1 (.562) and Matthew went 3-4-1 (.437). On the year, I am 67-49-19 (.566), while Matthew is 55-61-19 (.477)

Friday, Jan. 27

North Star College Cup

St. Cloud State vs. No. 20 Bemidji State
Candace: St. Cloud is impossible to pick, but I’m going with them to get a league homer win. St. Cloud State 3-2
Matthew: SCSU has been so up-and-down that it’s difficult to get a read on them. I’ll take Bemidji but could just as easily be wrong on this one. Bemidji State 3-2

No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth vs No. 6 Minnesota
Candace: I see the Bulldogs getting the win here in a big in-state game. Minnesota-Duluth 4-2
Matthew: Duluth has won its last three games, but against lesser competition than the Gophers. I’ll take UMD in a close one here. Minnesota-Duluth 3-2

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 27-28

No. 12 North Dakota at Colorado College
Candace: I think North Dakota will get back on track in Colorado Springs after a rough weekend last weekend. North Dakota 3-1, 4-2
Matthew: CC has yet to win at home this season, and while UND isn’t the same team it was last year, I don’t know if the Tigers will get much out of this weekend. North Dakota 3-1, 3-2

No. 18 Omaha at No. 3 Denver
Candace: I think this is likely a split, but I’m going to give Matthew a chance to start catching up on me. Denver 3-2, 3-2
Matthew: A very difficult home stretch for Omaha includes two series against Denver. The Mavericks are better on the road this season than at home, so they’ll be very keen to get something here. Omaha 3-2, Denver 3-1

No. 10 Western Michigan at Miami
Candace: Miami had a tough weekend last weekend against Omaha, and I think that continues against a strong Western Michigan team. Western Michigan 3-2, 3-1
Matthew: I’m not sure that I see Western going 4-0 in the regular season against Miami, but I like the Broncos to pick up a split here. Miami 3-1, Western Michigan