Joc Pederson Home Run Odds: Will Giants Slugger Park Another HR vs. Reds? (May 27)
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Joc Pederson is one of the hottest hitters on the planet.
The San Francisco Giants slugger mauled the Mets this past week, headlined by a three home runs Tuesday and another round-tripper the following afternoon to boost his season total to 11.
Will Pederson park another dinger in the Giants’ early-Friday tilt versus the Reds to make it three straight games? He owns the shortest odds among all Giants and Reds batters at FanDuel at +320, implying a 23.81% probability.
Pederson has homered at Great American Ball Park five times in his career, most recently in 2019.
The stadium has long been billed as a launching pad for hitters, and this year’s no different: GABP ranks No. 1 in MLB park factors in runs created (1.527) and fourth in home runs (1.505) above average.
Best Stadiums for Home Runs in 2022
|Coors Field (Rockies)||1.950|
|Wrigley Field (Cubs)||1.563|
|Miller Park (Brewers)||1.548|
|Great American Ball Park (Reds)||1.505|
|Busch Stadium (Cardinals)||1.450|
Pederson, who finished runner-up in the 2015 Home Run Derby, is flat-out tearing the cover off the ball this season.
Although we’re still in the early stages of the campaign, the 30-year-old enters the weekend in the 98th percentile or better in average exit velocity, hard-hit percentage, xwOBA, xSLG and barrel percentage.
Pederson’s 11 dingers pace San Francisco’s roster; nobody else has more than four.
The Giants are consensus -225 road favorites against the Reds, with a total of 8.