Northwestern vs. Arizona State picks: Who wins NCAA Softball Tempe Super Regional?

·4 min read

No. 9 seed Northwestern and No. 8 seed Arizona State face off this weekend in the Tempe Super Regional of the NCAA Tournament.

Which team will win the series and advance to the Women's College World Series?

Check out these picks and predictions for the best-of-three series in Tempe, Arizona.

How to watch: Arizona State vs. Northwestern softball Super Regional: Schedule, tickets

Conference of Champions: Pac-12 softball teams shine in NCAA Softball Regionals as 5 teams make Super Regional

The Oklahoman: Arizona State wins Super Regional in two games

Ryan Aber writes: The Sun Devils were challenged in their regional, while the Wildcats won each of their games by at least seven runs. That has Arizona State primed and ready to go as they pull off a home sweep just as they did in 2008 vs. Northwestern."

More: Arizona vs. Mississippi State picks: Who wins NCAA Softball Starkville Super Regional?

Tuscaloosa News: ASU beats Northwestern in three games

Brett Greenberg writes: "The Sun Devils went undefeated in the regional round and are competing in their ninth super regional since 2005. Arizona State becomes the third team to represent the Pac-12 in OKC."

More: Stanford softball vs. Oregon State picks: Who wins NCAA Softball Palo Alto Super Regional?

SB Nation: Northwestern will lose to Arizona State

Ignacio Dowling writes: "With all the quality wins the Wildcats have racked up, the Sun Devils have even more. A 9-3 record against top-25 teams and a 19-4 record in the hyper-competitive Pac-12 is tough to bet against, and I’m not going to do that."

More: UCLA softball vs. Duke picks: Who wins NCAA Softball Los Angeles Super Regional?

Knoxville News Sentinel: Arizona State advances past Northwestern in three games

Cora Hall writes: "This series could be a slugfest. Both Northwestern and Arizona State piled on the runs in regionals. But ASU took down tough opponents in Pac-12 play and the Sun Devils will make it to OKC."

More: Florida softball vs. Virginia Tech picks: Who wins NCAA Softball Blacksburg Super Regional?

Will the Arizona State softball team defeat Northwestern in the Tempe Super Regional?
Will the Arizona State softball team defeat Northwestern in the Tempe Super Regional?

Gainesville Sun: ASU wins Tempe Super Regional vs. Northwestern in two games

Ainslie Lee writes: "Neither the Sun Devils nor the Wildcats were super pressed in regionals, but Arizona State is more equipped to make a run to the Women’s College World Series."

More: Oklahoma softball vs. UCF picks: Who wins NCAA Softball Tournament Norman Super Regional?

SB Nation: ASU will beat Northwestern

Bradley Locker writes: "ASU is a powerhouse looking to bring home its first title since 2011. The Sun Devils have sure looked the part so far, going 39-9 and winning their first PAC-12 crown in 11 years. With pitchers Lindsay Lopez, Marissa Schuld and Mac Morgan all posting sub-2.70 ERAs, Arizona State has a legitimate pitching trinity, something that the Drohans would struggle to counter by having only one real ace in Danielle Williams. Even though NU has a potent offense, ASU is ninth in the country in runs per game and fourth in slugging, and the ‘Cats’ O has been slumping a bit as of late."

More: Oklahoma State vs. Clemson picks: Who wins NCAA Softball Stillwater Super Regional?

Southwest Times Record: Northwestern beats Arizona State in two games

Christina Long writes: "Northwestern is hitting well this postseason, and while the teams are evenly matched, the Wildcats will outhit Arizona State."

More: Arkansas softball vs. Texas picks: Who wins NCAA Softball Fayetteville Super Regional?

The Oklahoman: ASU tops Northwestern in three games to advance

Scott Wright writes: "In what should be an epic battle of dominant pitching by Northwestern vs. the uber-potent lineup of Arizona State, homefield advantage and big bats win out."

SB Nation: Northwestern will defeat ASU

Gavin Dorsey writes: "They’ll also take down Arizona State in Tempe en route to the program’s first Women’s College World Series appearance since 2007. The bats may be cold recently, but the shortcomings in the conference tournament and the last hurrah of Northwestern’s seniors will propel the Wildcats into the WCWS."

Regional round: Arizona State softball advances to NCAA Super Regional in win over San Diego State

Reach Jeremy Cluff at jeremy.cluff@arizonarepublic.com. Follow him on Twitter @Jeremy_Cluff.

Support local journalism: Subscribe to azcentral.com today.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: ASU softball vs. Northwestern picks, predictions NCAA Super Regional