MLB Player Props

Francisco Lindor Has Great Odds to Hit First Home Run With Mets on Tuesday

Jason Schandl
Apr 6, 2021, 3:59 PM EDT
Tuesday's Mets-Phillies matchup provides the perfect opportunity for Francisco Lindor to hit his first home run with the Mets.
Tuesday's Mets-Phillies matchup provides the perfect opportunity for Francisco Lindor to hit his first home run with the Mets. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
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Francisco Lindor didn't make much noise in his New York Mets debut, notching a walk and a single while also striking out once.

That's expected to change on Wednesday in a great matchup against Philadelphia Phillies righty Chase Anderson.

WynnBET's MLB prop bets give Lindor +275 odds to hit at least 1 home run tonight. For context, those are the best odds for anyone in this game, and they're almost as good as those of AL MVP favorite Mike Trout (+225) to hit a homer in his game.

Should you feel good about Lindor going yard tonight?

Well to start with, he can mash against righties. Lindor is a switch-hitter who actually has a higher career batting average against southpaws, but he has an identical .487 slugging percentage against pitchers of either handedness. He also has a higher isolated power (ISO; .210) mark against right-handed pitching than against lefties (.185).

And of course, flexing serious power from both sides of the dish means it doesn't matter who the Phillies roll with out of the bullpen.

It's especially easy to like the matchup to start the game, however, as Anderson gave up 3.21 home runs per nine innings to left-handed hitters in 2020.

In case all of that isn't enough? ESPN's park factor ranked Citizen's Bank Ballpark as one of the five most hitter-friendly parks in the majors for home runs in 2020.

If Lindor gets a few cracks at Anderson, he shouldn't have much trouble reminding people why he just got one of the richest contract extensions in MLB history.

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