Heisman Trophy Odds Tracker: Four QB Battle for Heisman

Heisman Trophy Odds 2020

“The winner of the Heisman Trophy is…”

College football fans everywhere are wondering who will be in the running for the 2020 Heisman Trophy. Will Trevor Lawrence finally get his shot at the award? Will Justin Fields be the guy after a tremendous 2019 season? Will Spencer Rattler be the next Oklahoma quarterback in the running? There are plenty of storylines ahead for the remainder of the 2020 college football season, and all will directly affect the Heisman Trophy odds and betting market. Sportsbook operators will be releasing more and more college football betting markets as the season goes on, but the most popular betting futures for the sport is certainly the Heisman Trophy. Let’s take a look at how to bet on the next Heisman Trophy winner, some betting history, the current odds and more.

 

Latest DraftKings Heisman Trophy Odds

Player 2020 DraftKings Heisman Odds (11/19)
Trevor Lawrence +200
Justin Fields +250
Kyle Trask +250
Mac Jones +300
Zach Wilson +2500
Ian Book +5000
D’Eriq King +5000
DeVonta Smith +6600
Najee Harris +8000
Sam Ehlinger +15000
Kellen Mond +15000
Brock Purdy +15000
Spencer Rattler +15000
Travis Etienne +15000

As the SEC, B1G, and ACC are all in action along with the Big 12 playing their season, the college football futures market has been changing each week. The odds to win the 2021 Heisman were certainly built around the top quarterback with Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence leading the way and Spencer Rattler behind them at opening odds, but then moved to Kyle Trask and D’Eriq King behind the top two, then Alabama QB Mac Jones has stepped into the top three as of mid-October. As October approached came to a close, Mac Jones surpassed Fields and was now second behind Trevor Lawrence at +250. Then the unthinkable happened and Trevor Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19, pushing Mac Jones into the lead to win the Heisman Trophy. As of mid-November with Lawrence returning, it was a three-horse race with Fields, Lawrence, and Jones at the top.

Then as mid-November hit, it became a four-horse race with Lawrence, Fields, Trask, and Jones all having extremely similar odds. Let’s take a look at the Heisman updates each week.

 

Week 11 CFB Heisman Trophy Odds Update

The Heisman Trophy race is one of the closest in years in 2020, as four quarterbacks near the top seem to battle it out each week as far as odds are concerned. The four are Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Kyle Trask, and Mac Jones. These are also the quarterbacks of four of the best teams in college football. While team success is always an indicator for the Heisman, it is an individual award. With Lawrence returning from COVID-19, it will be interesting to see how his stock rises (or falls) during his play. Here is a look at stock up and stock down as we head into Week 12.

Stock Up:

  • Kyle Trask

Stock Down:

  • Trevor Lawrence
  • Justin Fields
  • Mac Jones

 

Week 10 CFB Heisman Trophy Odds Update

With Trevor Lawrence returning from COVID-19 in Week 11, his Heisman odds have increased to +175. It’s now a three-horse race between Fields, Lawrence, and Mac Jones. Behind them is Florida QB Kyle Trask who has very impressive stats, but the Gators have a loss and keep having their games postponed due to COVID. Trask is not a hot name like the top three, but if Florida upsets Alabama later in the season his odds could rise. One name to keep an eye on is quick-rise Zach Wilson from BYU. The Cougars have been very impressive in 2020 and it starts with the dual-threat quarterback. Here’s a look at the stock report entering Week 11.

Stock Up:

  • Trevor Lawrence
  • Zach Wilson

Stock Down:

  • Sam Ehlinger
  • DeVonta Smith
  • Travis Etienne

 

Week 9 CFB Heisman Trophy Odds Update

Trevor Lawrence is no longer the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, as Mac Jones has taken over the lead. After Trevor Lawrence missed one game, the odds fell a bit but with Lawrence missing a second game against Notre Dame, he has fallen to +400 at DraftKings Sportsbook to win the 2021 Heisman Trophy. As of Week 10, it looks like Mac Jones and Justin Fields at the race to the top. When Lawrence returns, he will need to make up for lost time assuming Clemson continues to take care of business. Here’s a look at the stock as Week 10 begins:

Stock Up:

  • Mac Jones
  • Justin Fields
  • DeVonta Smith

Stock Down:

  • Trevor Lawrence
  • Chuba Hubbard

 

Week 8 CFB Heisman Odds Update

Mac Jones’ odds continue to rise in the Heisman ranks, but it is no longer a two-man race with Justin Fields resuming play. In his first game, Fields went 20/21 with 276 yards and two scores through the air and added 54 and a score on the ground. Fields will certainly make his case all year with a short schedule, so Trevor Lawrence and Mac Jones will have to keep their torrid paces to stay ahead of the Ohio State quarterback. Lawrence is still the heavy favorite at -167, but Fields and Jones continue to close in. Week 9 will be a big one as all three are in action again.

Stock Up:

  • Justin Fields
  • Zach Wilson
  • DeVonta Smith

Stock Down:

  • Jaylen Waddle (injury)
  • Stetson Bennett

 

Week 7 CFB Heisman Odds Update

Another year, another Alabama quarterback trending upwards in the Heisman Trophy race. Mac Jones’ odds have soared over the last few weeks and he has seen his odds climb to +350 at DraftKings Sportsbook to win the Heisman Trophy. Trevor Lawrence is still the heavy favorite at -167, but with the Crimson Tide continuing to put up large point totals, Jones is certainly cementing himself as a finalist for the award. What is interesting is the number of Alabama offensive players ranked in the top 15 for the Heisman, with Jones, Waddle, Harris, and DeVonta Smith all being +5000 or better. Here is a look at the stock watch for the Heisman Trophy odds entering Week 8:

Stock Up:

  • Mac Jones
  • Zach Wilson
  • Jaylen Waddle

Stock Down:

  • Justin Fields
  • Stetson Bennett
  • D’Eriq King

 

Week 6 CFB Heisman Update

Trevor Lawrence’s odds have moved him to not only the heavy favorite, but a betting favorite at -105 at FanDuel Sportsbook. Second is Justin Fields at +600, then is Mac Jones at +700. After those three, the next closest in terms of Heisman odds is Kyle Trask at +2000. As of Week 7, it is a three-horse race behind the talented quarterbacks for each of the best teams in the big CFB conferences: ACC, SEC, and the B1G. Trevor Lawrence could continue to run away with the odds leaderboard if Clemson continues to win and put up points, but if Alabama continues to win and score with Mac Jones, he will climb the ranks. Ohio State starts back up on October 24th, which is when we could see QB Justin Fields’ odds climb. Here is a look at the stock watch entering Week 7 of CFB:

Stock Up:

  • Trevor Lawrence
  • Mac Jones
  • Travis Etienne

Stock Down:

  • Kyle Trask
  • D’Eriq King
  • Spencer Rattler

 

Week 5 CFB Heisman Update

Trevor Lawrence is the leader by himself again, sitting at +200 to win the Heisman Trophy at FanDuel Sportsbook. He is comfortably ahead of Justin Fields and Kyle Trask, who sit at +600 to win the award. In Week 6, Lawrence will face off against D’Eriq King of the Miami Hurricanes in a massive ACC matchup. If the Hurricanes can somehow upset the favored Clemson Tigers, King will undoubtedly move up the list in terms of Heisman odds. Expect Justin Fields’ odds to move as well once Ohio State resumes play, as Trevor Lawrence being that far ahead of Fields is an unlikely indicator of the future voting.

Stock Up:

  • Trevor Lawrence
  • Kyle Trask
  • D’Eriq King

Stock Down:

  • KJ Costello
  • Spencer Rattler
  • Bo Nix

Week 4 CFB Heisman Update

After Week 4, the Heisman Trophy odds market certainly changed. Entering the Week, Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields were atop the board together, that remains unchanged. But, who follows the top two is vastly different. Spencer Rattler has fallen to +3300 to win the Heisman Trophy, and two quarterbacks in D’Eriq King and Kyle Trask have jumped into the top four. Kyle Trask connected with his top target in Kyle Pitts en route to a passing onslaught that resulted in six touchdown passes for the Gators’ quarterback. As for D’Eriq King, the Miami Hurricanes are 3-0 and King has six touchdown passes and nearly 200 yards on the ground to go along with another score. While the Heisman Trophy favorites are still Lawrence and Fields, Trask and King have certainly made their cases through three weeks.

 

Week 3 CFB Heisman Update

With the Big Ten returning to play, the odds have shifted in the Heisman Trophy betting market. Not only does this hurt Trevor Lawrence and Spencer Rattler’s odds, but it also creates a new favorite in Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. Fields was the favorite before the Big Ten decided not to have a season, but after a periodic cancellation of the B1G schedule, he was removed. Now with the B1G starting back up, Fields leads the way at +250 (tied with Lawrence). Of the top players at +2500 odds or better, the only skill position players that have a legitimate shot to win as of Week 3 would be running backs Najee Harris or Travis Etienne. But, with a loaded class of quarterbacks it is fully expected to be a signal caller to take home the trophy in 2020.

Stock Up:

  • Justin Fields
  • JT Daniels
  • D’Wan Mathis

Stock Down:

  • Chuba Hubbard
  • Trevor Lawrence (with B1G returning)

 

Legal Sportsbooks Were Indecisive on Heisman Trophy Futures

The 2020 Heisman Trophy odds have been posted at various books, but some had taken them down amidst coronavirus concerns and the season for a lot of teams was cancelled. DraftKings Sportsbook had originally posted the odds with Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence leading, but have since taken them down and re-posted with new odds. Other sportsbooks have kept theirs up, like William Hill Sportsbook who had Justin Fields at +350 to win the Heisman Trophy, but has since removed them of course. Legal sportsbooks have many other college football futures markets available to wager on as well, such as CFB Win Totals, and College Football Playoff Championship odds.

 

Trevor Lawrence the Opening Favorite to Win the Heisman Trophy

As the CFB season begins, there are a ton of teams that are not playing. That affects the odds to win the Heisman Trophy going forward. As you can see at DraftKings Sportsbook, this now means Trevor Lawrence is the overwhelming favorite at +200. With Justin Fields off the board, that clears the way for Lawrence to win his first Heisman Trophy for the Clemson Tigers as they look to push towards another National Title berth.

 

How Can I Bet on the Heisman Trophy Odds?

College football betting has become a very popular betting market across legal sportsbooks in the US over the last two years. This is not only limited to betting on individual games or who will win the National Championship. Futures and prop betting are becoming more and more popular, which has led to many bettors wagering on who will win the Heisman Trophy. Betting on who will win the Heisman has become a staple across sportsbook operators college football products, and there are many to choose from.

You can bet on who will win the Heisman Trophy with a few simple steps:

  • Logging onto your favorite online sportsbook.
  • Navigating to “College Football” under sports.
  • Choosing “Futures”.
  • You will see “Heisman Trophy” odds if the sportsbook offers the betting market.

Like betting on the NFL or the NBA, there are plenty of betting markets available for college football betting. The Heisman Trophy is one of the most popular, and given how much the odds change it is a very market to follow.

 

Where Can I Bet on the Heisman Trophy?

There are plenty of options to bet on the Heisman Trophy, as more and more states are allowing legal sports betting in America. Let’s take a look at four of the top options to bet on the Heisman Trophy, which states they are available in, and the type of bonus you can get if you are a new player at the sportsbook. Be sure to take advantages of the welcome bonuses at various sportsbooks to increase your bankrolls.

DraftKings Sportsbook

States Available: PA, NJ, WV, IN, NH, IA, CO

Bonus: Up to $1,000 BONUS

FOXBet Sportsbook

States Available: PA, NJ, CO

Bonus: $1000 for New Players

FanDuel Sportsbook

States Available: PA, NJ, WV, IN, IA, CO, NY

Bonus: Risk-FREE Bet up to $500

BetMGM Sportsbook

States Available: NJ, CO, WV, IN, NV

Bonus: Risk-FREE Bet up to $500

 

Heisman Trophy Betting History

 

Heisman Trophy Winner Year Opening Odds Closing Odds
Joe Burrow 2019 +20000 -12500
Kyler Murray 2018 +2000 +700
Baker Mayfield 2017 +700 -1800
Lamar Jackson 2016 +10000 -1345
Derrick Henry 2015 +2500 -465
Marcus Mariota 2014 +500 -1500

As you can see, there have been many longshots that have gone on to win the Heisman in the last six years, but they have all ended up as the favorite when odds have closed except for one player…Kyler Murray. In 2018, Kyler Murray was +700 at the end of the college football season and Tua Tagovailoa was -1000, but Murray snuck through and won the 2018 Heisman Trophy. Who will be this year’s Kyler Murray? Take a look at the opening Heisman Trophy odds at DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

Last Five Heisman Award Odds and Winners

 

Heisman Trophy Winner School Year Preseason Odds to Win Heisman
Joe Burrow LSU 2019 +20000
Kyler Murray Oklahoma 2018 +2000
Baker Mayfield Oklahoma 2017 +700
Lamar Jackson Louisville 2016 +10000
Derrick Henry Alabama 2015 +2500

Studying the preseason odds of past Heisman Trophy winners is a terrific exercise. Before the season, the only player that was considered a candidate that actually won was Baker Mayfield in 2017 with Oklahoma. Joe Burrow was +20000, Lamar Jackson was +10000, and others were +2000 or more. Entering the 2020 Heisman Trophy race, the favorite is Justin Fields. Will he win? Time will tell.

 

Heisman Trophy Odds Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I legally bet on the Heisman Trophy winner?

Yes. In states that allow legal sports betting and allow wagering on college sports, you can bet on who will win the Heisman Trophy.

 

Who won the 2019 Heisman Trophy?

The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner was Joe Burrow, QB, Louisiana State University.

 

Who won the 2018 Heisman Trophy?

The 2018 Heisman Trophy winner was Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma University.

 

Who is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy?

The current favorite to win the Heisman Trophy is Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson.

 

What are Trevor Lawrence’s odds to win the Heisman Trophy?

Trevor Lawrence is -167 to win the Heisman Trophy at DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

What are Justin Fields’ odds to win the Heisman Trophy?

Justin Fields is +400 to win the Heisman Trophy at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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