2021 Heisman Trophy Action Report: Bettors Loading Up On Spencer Rattler, 2 SEC Sleepers

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Odds to Win the 2021 Heisman Trophy

Via BetMGM

Player Odds
Spencer Rattler +800
Bryce Young +1000
DJ Uiagalelei +1100
J.T. Daniels +1200
Sam Howell +1600
C.J Stroud +1600
D’Eriq King +2000
Matt Corral +2500
Kenny Pickett +2800
Kedon Slovis +2800
Bijan Robinson +3000
Jayden Daniels +3000
Breece Hall +4000
Brock Purdy +4000
Emory Jones +4000
Desmond Ridder +5000
Michael Penix Jr. +5000
Casey Thompson +5000
Brian Robinson +5000
Master Teague +5000
McKenzie Milton +5000
Malik Cunningham +5000
Jack Miller III +5000
Tank Bigsby +6500
Dillon Gabriel +6500
Dorian Thompson-Robinson +6500
Max Johnson +8000
John Metchie III +8000
Jase McClellan +8000
Spencer Sanders +8000
Bo Nix +10000
Graham Mertz +10000
Tyler Shough +10000
Sean Clifford +10000
Zamir White +10000
Jack Coan +10000
Derek Stingley +10000
Hendon Hooker +10000
Isaiah Spiller +12500
Max Duggan +12500
Adrian Martinez +15000
Taulia Tagovailoa +15000
Joe Milton +15000
Mohamed Ibrahim +15000
Kyren Williams +15000
Garrett Wilson +15000
Xavier Hutchinson +20000
Kayvon Thibodeaux +20000
Grant Wells +20000

Among the laundry list of college football players priced to win the 2021 Heisman, the public’s flocking to the chalk.

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler, the current favorite in the betting markets, is tops in both handle percentage (26.5%) and ticket count (18.9%) at BetMGM nine days out from the season.

He could become the third Heisman winner in the Lincoln Riley era — which started just four years ago.

The star sophomore amassed 28 scores through the air and another six on the ground over 11 games in 2020, his first season as starter.

The Sooners offense tied for first in the country in Collin Wilson’s TARP ratings. As a result, scoreboard operators should be aware of potential carpal tunnel when Rattler and Co. take the turf this fall.

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If the Gators continue airing out the ball, it’s a solid flier to take.

2 SEC QBs on the Rise 

Kyle Trask may have taken home the 2020 Heisman had the entire Alabama football program ceased to exist. Can another Florida signal caller enter the fray for the second straight year?

Emory Jones has been one of the biggest risers at BetMGM, moving from +5000 to +4000. The sophomore’s the second-largest liability for the shop.

Florida’s Pass-Play Frequency Under Dan Mullen

Year Pass % Pass % Rank Nationally
2018 40.79% No. 102
2019 56.67% No. 12
2020 57.33% No. 8

Another quarterback who could put a dent in the book’s wallet is LSU’s Max Johnson. He’s currently the biggest liability at BetMGM, with a 2.1% ticket count and 3.8% overall hold.

Johnson was the 10th-ranked pro-style quarterback out of the 2020 cycle.

If LSU runs north of 80 plays per game offensively like it did last year, Johnson might be a sneaky stat-stuffer for the Bayou Bengals.

Other Notables

Only one running back has nabbed the Heisman since 2011. If anyone’s to pull it off this year, the market’s highlighted Bijan Robinson.

The Texas standout’s the third-biggest liability for BetMGM and comprises the second-largest handle (7.3%) behind Rattler. He’s garnered the third-most bets so far.

Robinson averaged a nation-high 6.1 yards after contact last season. Overall, he posted 8.2 yards per carry.

Right ahead of Robinson and behind Rattler in the ticket tally is Sam Howell, the North Carolina gunslinger.

The Tar Heels ranked fifth in the nation in yards per play last season (7.2) behind the 6-foot-1 junior, who might slip into the conversation for No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick next spring.

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