Daily Dinger: Best Home Run Picks Today (Rhys Hoskins’ Homer Streak Continues in Philadelphia)

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins celebrates after hitting his fourth straight home run in as many days vs. the Washington Nationals.
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins celebrates after hitting his fourth straight home run in as many days vs. the Washington Nationals. / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Monday's short slate of games did not produce a winning day for us at BetSided in the "Daily Dinger" selections, but with 16 games on tap this Tuesday, we're doubling up our picks that could hit big.

For today's top MLB home run props, we're zoning in on two NL East mashers from the right side of the plate against two struggling left-handers, while also featuring two left-handed bats that also find themselves in favorable matchups.

You can follow along in our team standings all season long HERE!

Best Home Run Picks Today

  • Rhys Hoskins (+280) - FanDuel Sportsbook
  • Austin Riley (+275) – DraftKings Sportsbook
  • Freddie Freeman (+350) – PointsBet Sportsbook
  • Jesse Winker (+480) - FanDuel Sportsbook

Rhys Hoskins (+280) - Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins

The good news is, Hoskins has hit a dinger in four consecutive games.

The bad news is, it came against the doormat of baseball in the Washington Nationals.

Regardless, it’s still no easy task to mash a baseball out of play, and with Hoskins locked in at the plate, I’ll back him to do it for a fifth straight game against Braxton Garrett and the Miami Marlins at home.

Hoskins has always been good vs. left-handed pitching, but this year at home, he’s been sensational. In 2022, Hoskins has hit .321 with five home runs in 56 at-bats with a .696 slugging percentage and .375 ISO, or isolated power. League average for ISO in baseball is right around .140, so Hoskins’ number in this spot more than three-times larger than a replacement level player!

Garrett has had his issues vs. right-handers this season, especially on the road. He’s allowed 80% of his home runs away from Miami, while his K/9 drops more than two strikeouts. – Ben Heisler

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

Austin Riley (+275) - Atlanta Braves at Boston Red Sox

The Atlanta Braves are facing a lefty, so you know I’m backing Austin Riley to go deep tonight. 

Riley is slashing .362/.438/.752 with nine homers in 105 at-bats against lefties this season, and now he takes on the aging Rich Hill and a poor Boston Red Sox pitching staff. The Red Sox are bottom-10 in baseball in bullpen ERA, so even if Riley can’t get to Hill, he has some favorable matchups afterwards. 

Hill has allowed nine homers in 73.2 innings this season, and I think backing Riley, one of the hottest hitters in baseball, is the way to go in this matchup. – Peter Dewey

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.

Freddie Freeman (+350) - Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Minnesota Twins

Freeman hasn’t hit a home run in over two weeks. That’s going to change tonight. He’s going to face Joe Ryan, who’s given up a home run in six of his last 10 starts. Ryan also gave up five homers to the Padres to close out July. 

On the season, 11 of Freeman’s home runs have come against righties, which Ryan is. Although we’re nine days into August and Freeman hasn’t hit a home run yet, he’s coming off his best dinger month of the year. 

A lot of things are lining up for him today, so let’s bet on a comeback day. – Donnavan Smoot

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

Jesse Winker (+480) - Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees

Nothing brings me more joy than fading Gerrit Cole. The way I’m going to do it today, is by betting on a Seattle Mariner to hit a home run. The one I’m going to back is Jesse Winker.

Winker’s bat has been hot in August. He already has two home runs, including one in Cole’s last start against them.

Cole is allowing 1.4 home runs per nine innings, so if he allows another one today, I’ll wager on it being Winker at +480.- – Iain MacMillan

You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.