Daily Dinger: Best Home Run Picks Today (Back Braves to Nuke Nationals)

Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson circles the bases following a home run against the Washington Nationals in D.C.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson circles the bases following a home run against the Washington Nationals in D.C. / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

We've got just a few more regular season games left to go before the "Daily Dinger" concludes at the end of the week, and it's shaping up to be a very profitable month for the crew with our favorite home run props.

BetSided's Donnavan Smoot continued his torrid pace in September with another winner Tuesday night as San Francisco Giants slugger Joc Pederson smashed at +442 odds against the Colorado Rockies last night.

After starting the month with eight on the season, he's racked up six anytime home run picks in the month of September! Who is he on tonight?

Here are his, along with the rest of the team's top anytime dinger picks for Wednesday, September 28.

Be sure to follow along in our team standings over the rest of the season HERE!

Best Home Run Picks Today

Matt Olson – Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals

We’re going to fade one of the most home-run prone pitchers in all of baseball tonight, as Josiah Gray takes the mound for the Washington Nationals against the Atlanta Braves. 

Gray has made 27 starts this season, and he’s allowed a shocking 37 home runs in those games. He’s also allowed at least one homer in 13 of his last 14 starts (dating back to June 25). Gray ended a streak of 13 straight by not allowing a homer to the Miami Marlins in his last outing.

There are a bunch of Braves hitters you could go with here, but I’m choosing lefty slugger Matt Olson, who has crushed right-handed pitching this season, hitting 23 of his 29 homers off of righties. 

Olson only has two at-bats against Gray in his career, but given the young starter’s struggles at keeping the ball in the ballpark, I think he’s the man to fade on Wednesday.  – Peter Dewey

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.

Michael Harris II - Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals

There’s a chance Michael Harris II is the best player in baseball. As a Mets fan, any time I check my phone and see the Braves score, I assume Harris did something.

On Tuesday, he had a two run triple, and now I need to start profiting on this. I’m taking him to go deep against home run prone Josiah Gray, who allows more than two homers per nine innings and allows lefties to hit .266 this season. 

Harris has serious pop and if his Braves are going to take the NL East from the Mets, I might as well get in on this budding star. – Reed Wallach

Track all of Reed's bets at Betstamp HERE!

Giancarlo Stanton - New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Everyone is going to be focusing on Aaron Judge tonight when the New York Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays, and that’s why we need to zig when everyone else is zagging, and instead go with Giancarlo Stanton.

The Yankees will face Mitch White of the Jays, who is one of the worst starting pitchers in baseball and it’s a disgrace that Toronto is still trotting him out. He has a 7.39 ERA since joining the Blue Jays, so plenty of runs will be scored on him again today.

Also, the Blue Jays bullpen gives up an average of 1.2 home runs per nine innings, which is the 6th highest mark in baseball, so Stanton will have no shortage of opportunities to go yard tonight. Iain MacMillan

You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.

Anthony Santander - Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox

The best power hitter in baseball isn’t the soon-to-be-record setting Aaron Judge. Nor is it Paul Goldschmidt, or Albert Pujols out in St. Louis.

It’s 27-year-old Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander, who's been on an absolute tear over the last week.

Santander leads all of Major League Baseball with an absurd .704 ISO, or isolated power over the last week. In 27 at-bats, he has six home runs, and is on the right side of his splits tonight in Boston against 42-year old left-hander Rich Hill with just the Green Monster to clear at Fenway.

Santander is flat-out mashing the baseball right now, and I want to get on board. – Ben Heisler

Follow Ben Heisler’s betting plays in real-time HERE!

Albert Pujols – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers

By backing this, I’m admitting that I still believe in fairytales. Pujols is wiping through the league in the final days of his regular season career. He’s already hit 700 home runs, but let’s see how many more he can get. 

As good as Brandon Woodruff has been, he’s given up a home run in four of his last five starts. Pujols has hit two in the last week, so as long as he’s at the plate, I’ll keep trusting him.

You can find Donnavan Smoot’s full betting record here.