FEB 21 - College Football 2017 Heisman Trophy Odds

College Football 2017 Heisman Trophy Odds

Written by on February 21, 2017

With the 2017 NCAA football national championship now a thing of the past, collegiate pigskin betting enthusiasts everywhere are starting to look toward the new season and the betting opportunities that are now being offered.To that end, I’m going to offer up my expert look at the odds to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy as the most outstanding player in all of college football betting lines. Let’s get started.

Here’s A Closer Look At The College Football 2017 Heisman Trophy Odds

 Last year’s winner of the award, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, and the No. 3 finisher in the voting, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield are both tied as co-favorites at +580 while USC Trojans’  quarterback Sam Darnold sits alone as the No. 2 favorite at +650.Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett sits alone as a +800 pick while Washington quarterback Jake Browning and Florida State signal-caller Deondre Francois are close behind on the odds list at +1000.Elusive Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is the top non-quarterback on the list at +1200 and is followed on the non-quarterback odds by Alabama running back Bo Scarborough at +1600.Here is the full list of odds to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy

The Favorites

Lamar Jackson (Louisville) +580Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) +580Sam Darnold (USC) +650J.T. Barrett (Ohio St) +800Jake Browning (Washington) +1000Deondre Francois (Florida St) 1000Saquon Barkley (Penn St) +1200Jalen Hurts (Alabama) +1200Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma St) +1200Josh Rosen (UCLA) +1600Bo Scarbrough (Alabama) +1600Derrius Guice (LSU) +1600Trace McSorley (Penn St) +1600 Analysis: Right now, I’m thinking USC signal-caller Sam Darnold is my pick to win the 2017 Heisman after seeing the way he performed in the Rose Bowl against Penn State to finish off his 2016 campaign.And, speaking of Rose Bowl performers, I also believe Penn State’s Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley will also both have a great shot – if the Nittany Lions stay in contention for a playoff berth next season while Louisville’s Lamar Jackson will almost surely not win after unleashing a campaign for the ages a year ago that he will almost certainly not be able to duplicate or top.My No. 2 pick to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy is Oklahoma signal-caller Baker Mayfield with my third pick going to Florida State signal-caller Deondre Francois.

The Rest

Arden Key (LSU) +8000Brandon Wimbush (Notre Dame) +6000Brett Rypien (Boise St) +8000Calvin Ridley (Alabama) +8000Christian Kirk (Texas A&M) +6000Derwin James (Florida St) +6000Dexter Lawrence (Clemson) +8000Ed Oliver (Houston) +6000Jacob Eason (Georgia) +5000James Washington (Oklahoma St) +5000Jarrett Stidham (Auburn) +3300Justin Herbert (Oregon) +8000Kamryn Pettway (Auburn) +2500Kenny Hill (TCU) +8000Kyle Allen (Houston) +6000Luke Falk (Washington St) +2500Mike Weber (Ohio St) +4000Myles Gaskin (Washington) +6000Nick Chubb (Georgia) +2500Nick Fitzgerald (Miss St) +3300Quinton Flowers (South Florida) +3300Royce Freeman (Oregon) +4000Shane Buechele (Texas) +3300Shea Patterson (Mississippi) +8000Wilton Speight (Michigan St) +6000Analysis: Out of this group, I love Washington running back Myles Gaskin but, unfortunately, I think he might get overshadowed by teammate Jake Browning while I also say keep an eye on underrated Washington State quarterback Luke Falk.