Daily Dinger: Best Home Run Prop Bet Picks Today (All Rise for Another Judge Homer)

Jun 23, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA;  New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) reacts after
Jun 23, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) reacts after / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball gets the weekend started in a big way, and the BetSided team is looking to cash in on some home run props.

We are looking at a pair of stars on Friday night with Aaron Judge facing Justin Verlander of the Astros and Ronald Acuña Jr. taking on Dodgers starter Julio Urías. Keep reading to find out why there's value in backing them to go deep.

All odds via WynnBET Sportsbook or consensus.

Top Home Run Picks Today

  • Aaron Judge (+240)
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. (+310)

Aaron Judge (+240) - New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros

Home runs are the bread and butter of the Yankees’ offense, and Judge is the main reason for that. He started this series without a home run yesterday, but he’ll get on the board tonight. Verlander is coming off a terrible outing against the White Sox.

He’s given up six home runs in his last five starts – four of them came in one game. Although he’s had a good season, I’ll bet on the best home run hitting team in the league and the home run leader right now.

Ronald Acuña Jr. (+310) - Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

I'm not sold on Julio Urías of the Dodgers, who has seen his strikeout marks dwindle to a career low and his FIP nearly double his ERA. He is ripe for regression and now is pitching against a scorching Braves lineup that plays in a hitter friendly ball park at SunTrust Park.

Acuña is one of the best hitters in baseball, but he does even better against left handed pitching. He has a slugging percentage of .589 against lefties, up from .419 against righties and has hit six of his seven homers at home in 18 starts this season.

I like the Braves to begin with, and I think Acuña is ripe to lead the way with a long ball.