Daily Dinger: Best Home Run Picks for Wednesday, June 15 (Another Long Night of Long Balls at Wrigley Field)

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (40) celebrates after hitting one of his two home runs on Tuesday night vs. the San Diego Padres.
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (40) celebrates after hitting one of his two home runs on Tuesday night vs. the San Diego Padres. / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

There were a few close calls, but unfortunately all five of our Daily Dinger home run prop bets failed to hit on Tuesday night.

In today's edition, we're targeting a few hot bats in the AL East, an even hotter hitter that's torching the ball out in Seattle this afternoon, and a few names from another expected slugfest at Wrigley Field in Chicago with the wind blowing way out.

All odds are listed via WynnBET Sportsbook, as well as consensus lines. WynnBET props are mentioned specifically if available below.

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Best Home Run Picks Today

  • Byron Buxton (+275) - available at WynnBET
  • Josh Donaldson (+385) - available at WynnBET
  • Bo Bichette (+400) - available at WynnBET
  • Manny Machado (+245)
  • Willson Contreras (+195)

Byron Buxton (+275) - Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners

Twins star Byron Buxton has been on fire as of late, smashing seven homers and hitting .333 over the last two weeks, and has a favorable matchup on Wednesday night.

Buxton takes on Seattle Mariners lefty Marco Gonzales who has allowed 12 home runs in 12 starts so far this season. Gonzales is a soft-throwing lefty, and Buxton is hammering lefties this season, hitting six homers in just 50 at-bats.

With 18 homers already this season, Buxton is a threat to go yard any night. He should have a good chance in today’s afternoon showdown in Seattle. -- Peter Dewey

Josh Donaldson (+385) - New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Donaldson and the Yankees will go against the vaunted Shane McClanahan today, but I still have faith in Donaldson. McClanahan, while fantastic, isn’t unhittable. He’s given up a home run in three of his last five starts and five of his last eight.

Donaldson is coming off a one-game suspension for his comments towards Tim Anderson. I think he returns to the lineup focused and ready to have his play speak. -- Donanvan Smoot

Bo Bichette (+400) - Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles

Bruce Zimermann is getting the start for the Orioles against the Blue Jays today, and he has one of the highest home run rates in the Majors. He's giving up 2.2 home runs per nine innings, so Toronto's bats should be ready to hit a few out of the Rogers Centre tonight.

Bo Bichette has already hit 10 home runs this season, so I'll wager on him hitting his 11th tonight. -- Iain MacMillan

Manny Machado (+245) - San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs

No, it's not a long shot, but all indicators point to a Machado big fly on Wednesday. He is playing at Wrigley Field with the wind blowing out at over 11 miles per hour, and the total set at 12.

He's facing call-up Caleb Killian who should have a short leash and an average bullpen taking over for a majority of the game. He is slugging .486 against righties and has four homers, but has been in a bit of a slump of late, hitting .220 over the last two weeks.

This is a great get-right spot for Machado on Wednesday. -- Reed Wallach

Willson Contreras (+195) - Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres

Not much has gone right for the Cubs this year, but Willson Contreras has done his part.

The Cubs' catcher and occasional left fielder has been fantastic with a .413 weighted on-base average (wOBA) along with 12 home runs in the middle of Chicago's struggling lineup.

The wind is once again howling out to left field and Contreras is coming off a two-home run game last night. His opponent, Padres left-hander Ryan Weathers allowed 1.9 home runs per nine innings, and Contreras has a .337 isolated power (ISO) vs. left-handers in 2022.

It's a low number, but if we're looking for a bet to go yard, it's hard to find a better one than Contreras at "The Friendly Confines."