Weekend picks: Nov. 10

Well, Matthew has caught me, so after one month in our picks race, we are back to square one. Last week, I went 4-3-1 (.600) while Matthew went 5-2-1. On the year, we are now both 34-18-7. Let’s see how we can do this week.

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 9-10

Omaha at Colorado College
Candace: These types of series will give me heartburn. This has to be a split. CC interestingly enough hasn’t won on Friday on the road, but hasn’t lost on Friday at home. Omaha is coming off an impressive series against Notre Dame. Omaha 4-3, Colorado College 3-2
Matthew: This could be a really tight series, and Omaha will be fresh off a bye week. I’ll take CC to win on Friday but I don’t see a sweep here. Colorado College 4-2, Omaha 5-2

No. 1 St. Cloud State at No. 3 Denver
Candace: I’m wondering whether DU can lose three in a row. The offense looked pretty good last week, but defensive letdowns could mean trouble against the best offense in the country. Expect two high-octane games. Denver 5-4, St. Cloud State 5-4
Matthew: Here’s the series we’ve all been looking forward to for a while. I think Denver bounces back after being swept last weekend, but two wins over the Huskies seems very unlikely. St. Cloud State 3-2, Denver 4-2

No. 18 Western Michigan at No. 12 Minnesota Duluth
Candace: Western doesn’t do well on the road, but this should be a split. Minnesota Duluth 4-3, Western Michigan 4-3
Matthew: Western’s on a roll right now but has yet to win on the road and Duluth is nobody’s idea of an easy out. Split. Minnesota Duluth 4-2, Western Michigan 4-2

Miami at No. 4 North Dakota
Candace: North Dakota looks like it is coming together after a couple of false starts. The games will be close, but I see a home team sweep. North Dakota 3-2, 3-2
Matthew: Miami’s put together back-to-back decent weekends, but Connecticut and CC aren’t at UND’s level and this is in Grand Forks. North Dakota 4-2, 4-2