Sam Houston vs Rice Pick and Predictions 03/16/2022

March 16, 2022

11:00 AM ET Mar 16
Sam Houston vs Rice
Sam Houston
When: Wednesday, March 16th, 6 p.m.
Venue: Reckling Park, Houston, TX

The Owls and Lumberjacks have met five times at Reckling Park. Rice has won all of these games, including a 3-2 win in 2013. The last time these two teams met in 1995, Jose Cruz Jr. led the Owls to a 20-3 win.

In total, the Owls and Lumberjacks have met 23 times at Reckling, with Rice holding a 13-10 lead in the series. Sam Houston last faced Rice in 2021, which was in the Shriner's College Classic.

Sam Houston vs Rice

Team: Sam Houston Rice
Money Line: -175 +145
Over/Under (O/U): o13.5 (-115) u13.5 (-115)

Why bet on Sam Houston?
✅ Sam Houston is 11-5 overall with a .688 winning percentage
✅ Carlos Contreras leads the batting team with a .464 batting average. He also has 28 RBIs
✅ Pitcher Cole Wesneski leads the team's strikeout count at 23 SOs

Why bet on Rice?
✅ The last time Rice played Sam Houston at home, the Owls swept them 5-3
✅ Aaron Smigelski leads the Owls' offense with 11 RBIs on a .361 batting average
✅ Pitcher Cooper Chandler leads the team defense with 22 SOs

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Sam Houston

Sam Houston has a good start to the season. The team is now 11-5 overall but 0-3 on away games.

Sam Houston can also run the bases with efficiency as they racked 10 stolen bases so far. Shortstop Anthony MacKenzie leads the team with 4 stolen bases.


Contrary to Sam Houston, Rice has a slow start to the season. They are now 4-13 overall and 3-10 on home games.

Rice has some prominent hitters, such as Guy Garibay Jr. with 3 homers and Austin Bulman with 2. However, their batting lineups have been struggling to hit the ball as they have been struck out 132 times.

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Jake Williams
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