Sportsbooks generally offer odds for around 50 players to win the Heisman Trophy each season.
Circa Sports — a Vegas-based book — is continuing to offer the most expansive selections possible. Despite uncertainties revolving around the return of sports, Circa released odds for 367 players to win the Heisman Trophy in 2020.
As expected, the names at the top of the list are in agreement with the offshore books. Ohio State’s Justin Fields is a +550 ‘chalk,’ while Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence is close behind at +700.
Fields, who was a Heisman finalist last season, is +450 at BetOnline and +400 at Bovada. He threw for 3,273 yards and 41 touchdowns in 2019, but LSU’s Joe Burrow was the clear choice for the award.
Burrow opened at 200/1 last summer.
Lawrence is the ‘chalk’ at Bovada, currently priced at a juicy +275. He completed 65.8 percent of his passes as a sophomore, totaling 3,665 yards and 36 touchdowns. His eight interceptions
will likely need to be trimmed down in 2020 if he is going to contend for the award.
Several players are lumped together after Lawrence and Fields. Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler is 10/1 at BetOnline and 11/1 on Bovada. Circa is offering the best price yet again, making the second-year Sooner 18/1. Rattler will have to beat out Tanner Mordecai for the starting job.
Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard is looking to become the first running back to win the trophy since Derrick Henry took home the hardware in 2015. Hubbard is 12/1 at Bovada, 16/1 at BetOnline and 25/1 at Circa Sports. He led college football with 2,094 rushing yards and
21 touchdowns last season.
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger was a popular name heading into 2019, as he was priced at 40/1 to win the Heisman Trophy. He is once again at the top of the list, but his odds are much shorter.
Bovada and BetOnline both have the veteran listed at 12/1, while Circa has him slated at 14/1. Ehlinger has made recent headlines after he started a GoFundMe on March 25 to “help families who have been impacted by the current global crisis.”
He has raised $82,258 as of Tuesday afternoon. All funds raised will be donated to 501(c)(3) organizations.