Baseball season and MLB odds enter their third week, and FanDuel Sportsbook’s Dinger Tuesday promo offers bettors a fantastic chance at bonus bets. Users wager $25 on a player in any game to hit a home run. For each home run hit in the chosen game, users receive a $5 bonus bet back into their account (max $25), regardless of whether their chosen player goes yard.
Make sure you opt-in each week before placing your bet. You can opt-in under FanDuel’s promos tab or at the top of your app screen before betting on any players to go deep. Tuesday’s slate is loaded with 17 games, so let’s dive into some angles for FanDuel Dinger Tuesday. Click PLAY NOW in the banner below to get started if you are new to FanDuel Sportsbook to lock in $150 in bonus bets on your first $5 bet.
How Did We Do Last Week?
Logan O’Hoppe hit a home run among our three selections last week, but my final choice of Jordan Walker did not. However, we maxed out the bonus bets back with six home runs hit at Coors Field.
- Real Money Won/Lost: -$25
- Bonus Bets Accumulated: +$25
PHILLIES VS. WHITE SOX, 7:40 P.M. ET
Andrew Vaughn +560
Before betting on this, make sure you are looking at the correct game. These two teams play a doubleheader, and we are targeting Game 2 for this one. When writing this, Vaughn’s odds to homer were not available for the second game. For the first game, his odds to hit a home run sit at +560. Obviously, if he doesn’t play Game 2, move on to the other players below.
Over the last few seasons, the White Sox have crushed left-handed pitching. Vaughn is one of the big reasons why. In 2021 he belted eight homers in just 119 at-bats against lefties. He finished slugging .555 against lefties that year, versus a measly .332 against righties.
Luis Robert deserves an honorable mention here, as he’s tearing the cover off the ball so far this season. In 10 at-bats against left-handed pitching so far, he’s belted three home runs already—another solid option for FanDuel’s Dinger Tuesday on the White Sox against a lefty.
Let’s look at Bailey Falter, the Phillies’ scheduled starter for the second game of the doubleheader. Falter allowed a whopping 16 home runs last season in just 84 innings pitched. That is a puzzling number considering he threw a sinker nearly 33% of the time last year. Through 15 innings this year, he’s allowed two home runs.
Although it’s challenging to go against a sinkerballer on dinger Tuesday, I like the Sox against the left-hander, considering their recent history of mashing lefties.
ORIOLES VS. NATIONALS, 7:05 P.M. ET
We faded Josiah Gray last week and cashed our Logan O’Hoppe home run at +540. Let’s see if we can get another one against him. As we mentioned last week, Gray has started utilizing a cutter early on this season. However, that pitch has already been belted out of the park three times. Whether it’s his fastball or cutter, the fast stuff is getting hammered. Enter Orioles star Rutschman.
Rutschman crushes fastballs. So far this year, he’s cranked out four homers off fastballs and is hitting an eye-popping .389 when thrown heat. That said, he’s only barreled 5 balls this season while his teammate Ryan Mountcastle has barreled 12 and is tied for the second-most in baseball. For reference, 11 of Rutschman’s 13 homers last season came against fastballs.
On the flip side, opponents have walloped Orioles starter Dean Kremer. In just 12 innings pitched, the 27-year-old has allowed five home runs to opposing batters. Theoretically, this should aid the Nationals’ chances of hitting a ball out, considering they are last in MLB with only eight home runs on the season.
CUBS VS. ATHLETICS, 9:40 P.M. ET
Wisdom is one of the hottest hitters in the majors, so he will likely be a popular choice for Dinger Tuesday. He homered in four-straight games, including a two-homer game last night. At nine barreled balls, Wisdom is tied for the fifth-most in the majors now. He’s also tied Pete Alonso for the most home runs in MLB this season with eight.
As a team, the Cubs have the eighth most home runs in all of baseball, with 20. This is largely thanks to Wisdom, since the rest of the lineup doesn’t boast much pop. With three apiece, Yan Gomes and Cody Bellinger have the second-most homers on the team.
Oakland’s starter Ken Waldichuk has gotten rocked this year. The big lefty has allowed a league-high seven home runs so far. His problem is that he’s primarily been a flyball pitcher, with his flyball rate sitting at 35.2% early on, a whole 12% higher than the league average. He doesn’t have strikeout stuff, which should aid Wisdom’s chances to crank one out.
Although the odds are relatively short for a dinger, the matchup is too good not to include for Dinger Tuesday.
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FANDUEL DINGER TUESDAY CONCLUSION
Ultimately, I think Rutschman is the play today. He has a favorable matchup against Gray and the Orioles as a team have hit the sixth-most home runs this season. The Orioles could give up a long ball or two as well with Kremer taking the rubber.
Best of luck on your own FanDuel Dinger Tuesday bets!