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Daily Dinger: Best Home Run Picks for Wednesday, June 22 (Bet Paul Goldschmidt to Destroy Another Lefty)

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is the current leader at WynnBET Sportsbook in the National League MVP race.
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is the current leader at WynnBET Sportsbook in the National League MVP race. / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
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We're back to circling the bases in our home run prop bet picks!

Yesterday, BetSided's Ben Heisler hit his 12th "Daily Dinger" of the year as Cleveland Guardians outfielder Josh Naylor went yard at +380 odds against the Minnesota Twins.

In today's plays, we've got two of the best first basemen in the National League in very ideal spots to rake, plus a few west coast bats to consider as well.

Here are our top MLB home run prop bets for Wednesday, June 22, withodds available at WynnBET Sportsbook as well as consensus odds.

Best Home Run Picks Today

  • Freddie Freeman (+390) - available at WynnBET
  • Mike Yastremzski (+410)
  • Paul Goldschmidt (+260)
  • Taylor Ward (+350)

Freddie Freeman (+390) - Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman high fives his teammates in the dugout in Cincinnati after coming in to score.
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman high fives his teammates in the dugout in Cincinnati after coming in to score. / David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The wind is blowing out at Great American Ball Park today, so the already hitters ball park is even friendlier.

With that in mind, I'm eyeing Freeman, who is hitting .309 against righties this season with four homers. His power has been down this year but he's also playing in a tougher home stadium. Now in Cincy, he can thrive against Luis Castillo, who has been off of his career numbers in terms of fly ball rate and limiting homers.

He is ripe for regression and I'll back Freeman on Wednesday. -- Reed Wallach

Mike Yastremzski (+410) - San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves

Yastrzemski got his first hit in this series last night, and I expect him to take it up a level tonight. It’s been just over a week since he hit a homer, but a matchup against Charlie Morton should work out well for him.

Morton has given up a homer in four of his last five starts. Although his strikeouts have been up in the last three games, the mistakes are still creeping in.

Joc Pederson went yard yesterday, and I think Yastrzemski brings the power today. -- Donnavan Smoot

Paul Goldschmidt (+260) - St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers

Paul Goldschmidt missed Tuesday’s game with lower back stiffness, but he thinks he will be good to go in a favorable matchup against Milwaukee Brewers lefty Eric Lauer.

Goldy has destroyed lefties this season, slashing an incredible .449/.535/.796 in 49 at bats to go with three home runs. Now, he’s facing Lauer, who has allowed six homers in his last two starts and 14 on the season.

The Cardinals slugger has already hit 16 homers this season, so as long as his back is good to go, I think he’s a fantastic batter to target in this matchup. -- Peter Dewey

Taylor Ward (+350) - Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals

Los Angeles Angels infielder Taylor Ward celebrates with teammates Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani.
Los Angeles Angels infielder Taylor Ward celebrates with teammates Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. / Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Angels put up 11 runs Tuesday night at The Big A and still found a way to lose to the lowly Royals on Tuesday night. Ward didn't drive in a run, but he did record another hit while walking twice.

Overall, Ward is seeing the ball exceptionally well with six hits in his last three games, and gets a lefty to beat up on in Daniel Lynch tonight. In his home ballpark, Ward has an isolated power (ISO) of .310 vs. left-handed pitchers, including a .655 slugging percentage, an OPS of 1.042, and a wRC+ of 183.

Meanwhile, Lynch comes in with 5.19 ERA, but is still allowing 1.37 HR/9 so far this season, and his control has been far worse on the road than at home, allowing 18 walks this season compared to just seven at Kauffman Stadium.

Anyone can take Mike Trout or Shohei Ohtani, and I wouldn't blame them, but I think there's really good value on Ward in this matchup tonight. -- Ben Heisler


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