Weekend picks: Feb. 23

I had another good week, going 4-1-1 (.750) and picking up another game on Matthew, who went 3-2-1 (.583). On the year, I am 86-53-22 (.602) while Matthew is 70-69-22 (.503).

All the teams are in action this week.

Thursday-Friday, Feb. 23-24

Miami at No. 2 Minnesota Duluth
Candace: Miami has gone back to struggling. Duluth has been a bit too, but the Bulldogs are stronger. Minnesota Duluth 3-1, 3-1
Matthew: Miami isn’t great away from home and UMD is trying to leapfrog Denver into first place in the NCHC standings. I’ll take the Bulldogs to sweep. Minnesota Duluth 4-1, 3-1

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 24-25

No. 8 Western Michigan at Colorado College
Candace: I think Western gets another big weekend sweep. Western Michigan 3-1,4-1
Matthew: Western has been on a solid roll lately, and I don’t think playing on an Olympic sheet for the first time this season will affect them too much. Western Michigan 3-1, 3-1

No. 18 St. Cloud State at No. 1 Denver
Candace: I’m having a hard time picking against Denver these days. Denver 3-1, 4-2
Matthew: After a home sweep last time out against Miami, can SCSU keep it going this weekend at Magness? I’m not so sure. Denver 3-1, 3-2

Omaha at No. 16 North Dakota
Candace: Just to give Matthew a chance to get a game back, I’ll pick a North Dakota sweep. North Dakota 3-2, 3-2
Matthew: Omaha is just under .500 all-time in Grand Forks, and I like them to pick up a split here, but I think UND wins Saturday on senior night. Omaha 3-2, North Dakota 4-2

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