When looking to place a future bet on any sport, the very first thing you have to be looking for is value at the current number that is listed. Is a player more or less likely to win this bet than the current number says? The same is true when you are looking into placing a bet on the Heisman Trophy.
College Football is one of the most wagered-on sports in America, and as such, the lines for this sport are going to be super sharp, and it will be very difficult for the average bettor to find value in the listed lines at most sportsbooks. The good news is that you have a team of experts here at BetQL that are combing through these odds every day, looking for the best value possible in every market.
Lines are moving and changing all the time with the money that is coming into sportsbooks, and when that happens, new opportunities open up and close down. Getting the best of the number is imperative when looking to make a long-term profit in sports betting, as well as factoring into any money management system. In this article, our experts will give you their latest best bets throughout the season at the best number available, so you will always have some value waiting at your fingertips for the Heisman Trophy.
These are the current BetMGM odds for the Heisman Trophy (as of Sept. 20):
Michael Penix Jr.
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Dan Karpuc: USC QB Caleb Williams (+350)
Some other books adjusted Williams’ Heisman odds all the way down to +325 and through three weeks, I think he is on the way to a repeat. Through three big wins against San Jose State, Nevada and Stanford, he’s completed 78.6% of his passes for 12 touchdowns, no interceptions and also added another rushing score. With plenty of intriguing matchups ahead (at Colorado, at Notre Dame, vs. Utah, vs. Washington, at Oregon and vs. UCLA), Williams will have to continue his elite production and efficiency, but it’s clear that he’s the frontrunner at the moment. Get this price while it lasts!
Kate Constable: Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. (+500)
Move over, Caleb Williams, here comes Michael Penix Jr. The Washing QB has been dominant through the first three weeks of the season. Penix opened the season throwing five touchdowns against Boise State. He followed that up with three TDs against Tulsa and four more on the road at Michigan State. That’s 12 touchdowns in three weeks with just one interception. He’s thrown for 1,332 yards, averaging 444.0 ypg, and has a completion percentage of 74.3%. The Huskies QB is closing in on Caleb Williams as the favorite and if they continue to put up similar stats throughout the season, I think voters will want to give it to Penix, given that Williams won it last season. After all, Archie Griffin is the only player to win the Heisman Trophy in back-to-back years, winning it in 1974 and 1975. If you like this bet, I recommend grabbing this now because these odds are only going to decrease as the season goes on.
Brad Pinkerton: Notre Dame QB Sam Hartman (+900)
Hartman may not have quite the stats of Williams and Penix, but don't forget about the Notre Dame QB. He's got the Irish offense humming and if he can lead them to some marquee wins, we could see his Heisman odds shrink very quickly. Get in on Hartman now before he makes this a three-QB race!
Some of the best players in college football history won the Heisman Trophy award, which is essentially the MVP award for college football. If you go back a decade, we have seen all kinds of serious talent win this award. In 2013, Florida State QB Jameis Winston won the award and was selected No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft a few years later.
In 2014, Oregon QB Marcus Mariota took home the award and went No. 2 overall behind Winston in that same draft. 2015 saw the rise of Alabama RB Derrick Henry in his rush to the Heisman Trophy, and becoming a superstar in the NFL. In 2016, future NFL MVP QB Lamar Jackson won the Heisman after a ridiculous statistical season with Louisville. 2017 was QB Baker Mayfield's year, as the Heisman winner worked his way there from walk-on at Oklahoma.
His teammate QB Kyler Murray would take over his job in 2018, and go on to win the award back to back for Oklahoma. In 2019, perhaps the greatest college football team of all-time would emerge behind QB Joe Burrow, who won the Heisman that season. For the first time ever, 2020 saw a WR win the Heisman Trophy when Alabama star DeVonta Smith took it home. In 2021, Alabama star QB Bryce Young would win it, who is projected to be a top-2 pick in draft. Last season, USC QB Caleb Williams became the latest Heisman winner.
The Heisman Trophy is an annual award presented to the most outstanding college football player in the United States. Here is some general information about the Heisman Trophy:
Overall, the Heisman Trophy is an iconic and highly coveted award that celebrates excellence in college football and recognizes the best of the best on the field.
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The BetQL CFB model ranks bets based on a "star-scale" platform, which rates each bet 1-5 stars based on how valuable the wager is. A 1-star bet tells you to stay away, and that there is no value there at the current number, while the higher you go on the scale means more value is to be had. A 5-star bet is the most valuable wager we have, and we would recommend putting a unit on that particular wager. BetQL encourages a wager on 3-star and higher bets, with 3-star being a smaller bet and 5-star being a larger one. We have bets on the spread, total, moneyline and 1st-half of every CFB game, so make sure to check it out as the lines change!