Weekend picks: Jan. 5

Matthew and I didn’t do particularly well last week, going 5-3-3 (.590). On the year, we are 63-36-16 (.617).

It’s a light weekend in the NCHC, and we see things the same way again this weekend.

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 5-6

No. 4 Denver at Miami
Candace: Last year, Miami came into Denver and earned two ties behind sensational goaltending from Ryan Larkin. The RedHawks have looked good this year, but I give the edge to Denver. Denver 3-2, 2-1
Matthew: Denver’s on the road here, but I like the Pioneers to pick up where they left off against Air Force. Denver 3-1, 3-1

No. 18 Omaha at No. 6 North Dakota
Candace: The last time Omaha swept a series, they got swept the following weekend. I think the same thing happens. North Dakota 3-2, 3-1
Matthew: It wouldn’t surprise me if Omaha gets points from this series, but even though the Mavericks dominated Union last week, I don’t know that they’ll do that again here. North Dakota 3-2, 4-2

No. 10 Minnesota at No. 1 St. Cloud State
Candace: I’m going with the league home pick on this one. St. Cloud State 4-2, 3-2
Matthew: An SCSU team that’s yet to lose at home gets a Minnesota team that’s 1-7-1 on the road. All signs point to a Huskies win. St. Cloud State 3-1, 3-1