Daily Dinger: Best Home Run Prop Bet Picks Today (Astros Bats an "Otto-Play")

Houston Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez has a strong matchup at home vs. Texas Rangers starter Glenn Otto.
Houston Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez has a strong matchup at home vs. Texas Rangers starter Glenn Otto. / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

It's a short slate in the Majors today, with just eight games to work with for our Daily Dinger home run selections.

No picks from Wednesday hit, although Darin Ruf of the San Francisco Giants did come awfully close at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies.

You can always follow along all season with our "Daily Dinger" selections HERE.

Here are our top home run prop bet picks for Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Throughout the 2022 MLB season, the BetSided team serves up our best home run prop bet picks every day in our "Daily Dinger" feature.

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Best Home Run Prop Bet Picks for Thursday, May 19

  • Giancarlo Stanton (+340)
  • Jose Abreu (+280)
  • Kyle Tucker (+410)
  • Yordan Alvarez (+255)

Giancarlo Stanton (+340) - New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles

Stanton is often-times an auto-bet whenever he faces a left-hander. He owns a career OPS of .995 vs. left-handers, and a career ISO (isolated power) of .317 vs. left-handed pitching. For reference, league average ISO is considered .140.

Orioles starter Bruce Zimmermann has been very solid so far this season, but gave up two home runs in his last start with a home run to fly ball ratio of 20%. He only lasted 4.1 innings in his previous start vs. the Yankees, so they already have an idea of what to expect in his second start against them this year. -- Ben Heisler

Jose Abreu (+280) - Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

Jose Abreu hit 30 home runs last season, but has only hit three so far this season. I expect his bat to get hot sooner rather than later, and what better time for that to happen than today?

He and the White Sox face Carlos Hernandez of the Royals, who has an absolutely abysmal 9.11 ERA this season. He allowed nine (!!) earned runs in his last start, so this White Sox lineup should be able to get after him today. -- Iain MacMillan

Kyle Tucker (+410) - Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers

The Astros have the most home runs per game in all of baseball and Tucker is a big part of their success. He’s hit seven on the year and just had a multi-HR game two days ago.

Tonight, he’ll face right-hander Glenn Otto, who’s given up four homers over his last three starts. Tucker has also hit six of his seven homers this year against righties,

Remarkably, Tucker has yet to a home run in Minute Maid Park yet, but bank on home cooking tonight. -- Donnavan Smoot

Yordan Alvarez (+255) - Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers

The Astros have been a home run machine lately, and I think that continues in tonight’s matchup against Glenn Otto and the Rangers.

Otto has struggled at times in 2022, allowing four homers in four starts and posting an ugly 6.38 ERA. While there isn’t much of a sample size for Alvarez against Otto, he has tagged the youngster early in his career. Alvarez has three hits and two doubles in six career at-bats against him.

Alvarez has already homered 12 times this season, and I think the Astros slugger has a good chance to add to that total against a pitcher he's been successful against in his career. -- Peter Dewey