Missouri vs. Evansville: Mavericks in five. I think the IceMen are out of gas after a rough last month (4-8) that included some awful road trips. Also like Missouri's goaltending better. Evansville is going with only five defenseman in the playoffs.
Rio Grande Valley vs. Wichita: The Thunder will win in four games because RGV simply won't be able to score against Wichita's defense. The Killer Bees were the CHL's hottest team at the end of the regular season.
Texas vs. Allen: Allen in six games. The Brahmas are great at home and have Mark Guggenberger in nets, but they can't get anything accomplished on the road. The Americans were also 7-4 against Texas this season., including 3-1 at Texas.
Rapid City vs. Komets: Fort Wayne in seven, and the 7th game might go to overtime. These two teams are remarkably similar. I also think starting on the road helps the Komets. More coming in Friday's preview.
Agree or disagree?