Daily Dinger: Best Home Run Picks Today (Big Yankees Bats Ready for a Bounce Back)

New York Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts after a hit in their Game 1 loss to the Houston Astros 4-2 on Wednesday night.
New York Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts after a hit in their Game 1 loss to the Houston Astros 4-2 on Wednesday night. / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

We're back on the board in our daily MLB postseason anytime home run contest!

BetSided's Iain MacMillan increased his "Daily Dinger" lead over the team Wednesday afternoon, hitting with Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins at +400 to go to 3-4, +9.1 units for the postseason.

With Game 2 set this evening in Houston on a gorgeous night for baseball and reports of the roof being open at Minute Maid Park, who will be the next hitter to leave the yard?

Before we dive into our favorite anytime home run plays, here are the latest odds ahead of Game 2:

Fresh off a winner on Wednesday, let's stay hot with our favorite "Daily Dinger" anytime home run picks for Thursday's action.

You can follow along with our picks the entire postseason, as well as check out the latest standings and unit count HERE.

Best Home Run Picks Today

Giancarlo Stanton (+480)

Giancarlo Stanton has been hot this postseason for the New York Yankees, hitting a pair of home runs and picking up a two-hit game in Game 1 of the ALCS on Wednesday night. 

Stanton has been a home run machine for New York in the playoffs in his career, hitting 10 homers in his last 16 postseason games while slashing .298/.354/.860.

Houston will start Framber Valdez in Game 2, and Stanton has crushed the lefty in his carer, picking up four hits in eight at bats, including a double and a home run. At +480, Stanton is an absolute steal to go yard tonight. – Peter Dewey

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.

Aaron Judge (+340)

The Yankees are down 0-1 to the Astros and will need a big swing from Judge to keep them in this series – and he has a good chance tonight.

Framber Valdez’s OBA and ERA go up when he’s pitching at home rather than away. In his lone start this season against the Yankees, he gave up a home run as well.

Judge has hit two homers in his last four games, the bat is hot and the moment will never be more perfect. – Donnavan Smoot

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

Alex Bregman (+500)

Alex Bregman has already hit a home run this postseason, and he’s hit 13 postseason home runs in his career. I’ll take a shot on him to do it again tonight at +500.

His slugging goes up from .358 against lefties this season, to .504 against righties, and 19 of his 23 regular season home runs this year have come against righties. Now he gets to face right-handed pitcher, Luis Severino, who has allowed seven home runs in only 10 postseason starts.

I’ll back Bregman at 5/1. – Iain MacMillan

You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.

Yuli Gurriel (+1200)

Gurriel smacked one out of the park in Game 1 vs. the Yankees yesterday evening as the Astros tacked on three dingers vs. the Bombers to take the early series lead.

He only had eight home runs during the regular season, but he already has a fourth of them in the postseason, while also hitting .368 with a 1.053 OPS in the playoffs.

Gurriel lives for October, ranking fifth in OPS amongst players remaining.

The value is absurd for Gurriel, and a win at +1200 would not only be helpful to my bank account, but also in reclaiming the lead in our Daily DInger standings!

Giddy-up Gurriel! Ben Heisler

Follow all of Ben’s betting plays in real-time HERE.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.