MLB Player Props Today: Three Predictions for Dinger Tuesday (4/2)

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What kind of performances can we expect on Dinger Tuesday from Kyle Tucker, Logan O’Hoppe, and Christian Walker? Follow along as our MLB betting expert, Nick Galaida, breaks down three of his favorite MLB prop bets for today – Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Get all of Nick’s picks, including more baseball props, at ScoresandOdds.

Happy Dinger Tuesday! The popular FanDuel promotion is back for another year – bet $25 (amount varies) on a pre-live, straight “To Hit a Home Run” wager and receive bonus bets for each home run hit by both teams in the game.

Each week in this article, we will have some home run targets for the betting community, whether you are betting that promotion or if you simply want to throw a few fun dollars at a couple of different guys to leave the yard.

We have three total home run targets in today’s article for you to consider!

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MLB Player Props Today

Kyle Tucker To Hit a Home Run (+420), FanDuel

Last season, Jose Berrios allowed 25 home runs, 16 of which he surrendered to lefties. To begin 2024, the Houston Astros have been mostly putting 6 or 7 righties in the lineup card each day, with Yordan Alvarez and Tucker being the only 2 consistent lefties present.

If someone is going to leave the yard against Berrios today, it’s more probable than not that it will be either Alvarez or Tucker. Alvarez has more power, but we are getting much more favorable odds on Tucker, a player who hit 17 home runs and had a 41.7% fly ball rate against RHP last season.

Logan O’Hoppe To Hit a Home Run (+680), FanDuel

There are some defensive concerns in O’Hoppe’s profile, but there aren’t many bad things to say about his bat, especially against southpaws. In 2023, O’Hoppe hit 11 home runs in only 153 plate appearances against LHP. He had a 49% fly ball rate and 37.5% hard-contact percentage in those trips to the plate.

Jesus Luzardo is a talented pitcher, but he allowed a 46.8% fly ball rate to righties last season. Unsurprisingly, 19 of the 22 home runs he allowed were to righties. Luzardo is also a fastball-dominant pitcher against righties, which bodes well for O’Hoppe. In 2023, O’Hoppe ranked 20th out of 476 hitters in ISO against fastballs. This is a mispriced line – hopefully O’Hoppe can deliver for us!

Christian Walker To Hit a Home Run (+500), FanDuel

Nestor Cortes has never induced many ground balls, which makes him a perfect pitcher to target if participating in the FanDuel Dinger Tuesday promotion.

Cortes allowed a staggering 58.5% fly ball rate to righties in 2023, which led to 9 home runs allowed in only 51 innings. Walker ranked 5th in Major League Baseball in home runs against LHP last season, with 13. His 48.6% fly ball rate and pull-happy tendencies in these situations give him great value at the current line of +500.

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MLB 2024 Results – Wager Type

Strikeouts: 3-0
Outs Recorded: 0-1

Hitter Strikeouts: 2-0
Total Bases: 5-5
Stolen Bases: 0-2

Combined Record: 10-8 (58.8%)

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Nick Galaida (nickgalaida)

A failed high school pitcher, Nick Galaida discovered that he has a higher aptitude for analyzing and writing about sports than he does playing them. To his friends, he is better known as “The Commish.” When he’s not organizing a fantasy league, placing a bet, or writing an article, he’s probably nose-deep in a book—further illustrating the point that his niche in this world is as a nerd rather than an athlete. Follow Nick on Twitter – @CommishFilmRoom