Previewing Tonight’s Games

Here we gooooooo!

Lots of pick ’em games, so strap in.

All times pacific.

MSUB @ SFU @ 5:15pm

On the one hand, this seems like a good upset pick for the Clan. On the other hand, MSUB just upset WOU. It’s an SFU home game, we don’t think SFU is going to have a particularly great home atmosphere this year -although they should, because we for one really like this year’s team, but alas: we’ve gone to more SFU games than the vast, vast majority of SFU students, so… Can MSUB win on the road? Can SFU start things off right at home? Who knows?

Prediction: Pick ’em.

NNU @ CU-PDX @ 7pm

NNU beat Anchorage. CU-PDX beat MSUB. MSUB beat WOU, who beat CU-PDX. This season is a mess *sings* a beautiful, wondrous mess.

Prediction: Pick ’em.

CWU @ WOU @ 7pm

We want to be at this game so badly, but it’s not going to happen. We’ve seen WOU get really loud, but over Christmas break (‘scuse us, Winter Break) that’s not happening. The gym is going to be dead, which should be an interesting challenge for CWU because they’re not particularly used to dead gymnasiums. WOU needs to bounce back from an iffy non-conference, CWU needs to prove their legitimacy and a road win would be a great way to do that. We’ll see.

Prediction: Pick ’em.

SPU @ UAA @ 8pm

AHAHAHAHA. There are studies that prove that people that curse regularly are better and more trustworthy; something about getting it off your chest and letting things go. SPU is against profanity; UAA uses it liberally. We think that means the Seawolves are much more well adjusted. And that whole coaching talent and drive disparity thing. At some point Grant will realize that his way or the highway is driving that team off a cliff, but until that happens…

Prediction: UAA wins big.

SMU @ UAF @ 8pm

Love it, love it, LOOOOVE it. Another game we can’t wait to watch. UAF is really freaking good at home, SMU has potential. They haven’t been using the potential very well though, so in a difficult place to play, we’re a bit worried. We know the Saints can win, we just have a hard time believing that they will.

Prediction: UAF wins by eight to ten.

We’re going to be planted in front of the computer for a good chunk of the night and we absolutely cannot wait. After six weeks of “we don’t know what this means, we don’t know what this means, we don’t know what this means,” these games mean something. Obviously we still won’t know what for a while, but the implications will officially start, and thus the data that we can extrapolate will truly matter -even if it’s inconsistent.

Tweet at us, follow along, post’ll be up in the AM, although with so many pick ’ems… Nightlights? We’ll see.

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