I put a little more distance between Matthew and I in our picks race last week, thanks to correctly picking Denver. Last week, I went 5-1-1 (.785) while Matthew went 4-2-1 (.642). On the year, I am 94-38-9 (.698) and Matthew is 87-45-9 (.648).
It’s a light weekend of action, but let’s get to this week’s picks.
Friday, Feb. 6
No. 10 Denver at Colorado College
Candace: I don’t think this will the blowout it was last time, but I also don’t see CC winning. Denver 5-2
Matthew: CC will want to exact revenge for the 8-1 drubbing it got at Denver earlier this season, but I think the Pioneers will sweep the regular season series. Denver 4-2
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 6-7
Northern Michigan at No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth
Candace: The Bulldogs have been in something of a holding pattern, winning one and losing one, but I’m going to be an NCHC homer and pick a sweep. Minnesota-Duluth 3-2, 4-1
Matthew: Northern hasn’t been awful away from home this season and I wouldn’t be that stunned if it steals a game in Duluth, but I don’t really think it’ll happen. Minnesota-Duluth 3-1, 3-2
Saturday, Feb. 7
Western Michigan v No. 8 Miami in Chicago
Candace: Eh, I’ll be contrary to Matthew, even though the RedHawks haven’t looked too spectacular of late. These two tied last weekend in Kalamazoo. Miami 3-2
Matthew: There’s something about Western in neutral-ice situations that I’ve liked over the past couple of years. Going to stick my neck out here a bit and take the Broncos in an upset. Western Michigan 4-3