Heisman Trophy Odds 2020
  • With numerous college football conference championships this weekend, Alabama quarterback Mac Jones is the favorite to win the Heisman.
  • Bettors love Florida quarterback Kyle Trask despite the fact that he’s currently +350 to receive the prestigious award.
  • All data courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

A multitude of college football conference championships will be occurring this weekend, which means the season is nearing its close and the Heisman Trophy ceremony is very much approaching.

At this moment in time, only Alabama quarterback Mac Jones and Florida quarterback Kyle Trask — who’ll be facing each other in the SEC championship on Saturday — really have a chance at the magnificent honor. Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence has obviously had a great season and will most likely be the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2021, but he missed a pair of games due to a positive COVID-19 test. Ohio State’s Justin Fields has also undergone a productive year but has only played five games due to the Big Ten’s season delay.

Let’s take a look at the most recent betting splits for the upcoming 2020 Heisman Trophy winner.

Handle Rank Player Odds % of Handle % of Bets
1 Kyle Trask +350 30% 13%
2 Mac Jones -200 21% 12%
3 Trevor Lawrence +900 15% 18%
4 Justin Fields +5000 9% 12%
5 Ian Book +900 3% 7%
6 D’Eriq King OTB 3% 3%

 

Despite Jones’ phenomenal season (3,321 yards, 27 touchdowns, three picks), bettors prefer Florida’s standout leader when it comes to the Heisman Trophy. Trask does indeed have some better individual statistics, having thrown for 3,717 yards, 40 touchdowns, and five picks. Jones seemingly has this award in the bag, but a lot could be revealed in the upcoming SEC Championship between these two star-studded quarterbacks, taking place Saturday at 8:00 p.m. ET.

 

 

There’s really no chance at this point any of the other individuals on the above list earn the award, but regardless, Lawrence is still responsible for 15% of the handle and 18% of the bets — many bettors were likely kicking themselves when he tested positive for the coronavirus. Even though his odds are currently “Off The Board,” Miami quarterback D’Eriq King still received 3% of both the handle and bets. Some believed he was going to experience an incredible breakout season after transferring from the University of Houston, but obviously, his 2020 campaign wasn’t successful enough.

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