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2019 NCAA Heisman Trophy Winner Odds and Pick

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  • When: August 24, 2019 7:00 pm EST
  • Moneyline: Top 10 Contenders: QB Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) +260, QB Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama) +260, QB Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma) +900, QB Justin Fields (Ohio State) +900, QB Adrian Martinez (Nebraska) +1200, QB Jake Fromm (Georgia) +1400, RB D'Andre Swift (Georgia) +1700, RB Jonathan Taylor (Wisconsin) +1700, QB Sam Ehlinger (Texas) +2000 & RB Travis Etienne (Clemson) +2000

We’re less than two months away from the start of college football. Like in recent years, the top two teams in the nation are expected to be the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers.

Not only are Alabama and Clemson the top two teams in the NCAA Championship futures market, but QBs Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) and Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama) lead the Hesiman market too.

The Bovada Sportsbook (Get a $250 bonus when you open a new account) posts a lot of futures for college football every season and is a must-have bookie account if you bet on CFB.

So, who are the top contenders to win the 2019 NCAA Heisman Trophy?

First, let’s look back at past winners. Since 2010, when Cam Newton won the award with Auburn, the Heisman has been won by a QB every year except 2015 (RB Derrick Henry – Alabama).

The last two winners have been Oklahoma QBs Baker Mayfield (2017) and Kyler Murray (2018)

Top Contenders to Win the 2019 Heisman Trophy

2019 Clemson Tigers Team PreviewLawrence threw for 3280 passing yards, 30 TDs and 4 INTs as a freshman last season and he played a huge part in dominating Alabama in the National Championship Game.

WRs Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross are both back in the mix and Clemson will work in two freshman receivers that’ll help propel the Tigers passing offense to the next level.

Lawrence is the best QB in college football. If he’s healthy, he will win the Heisman Trophy.

Tagovailoa was favored to win last year’s Heisman most of the season until Murray overtake him in the market. Last year’s vote was one of the closest we’ve seen in a long time and Tua was runner-up.

Tua threw for 3966 yards, 43 TDs and 6 INTs, plus he added 5 rushing TDs. He’s not much of a threat on the ground, but he has a chance to surpass 4000 passing yards this season.

Alabama showed us last year they don’t mind opening up the offense. Bama arguably have the best WR unit in the nation, which will be led by Jerry Jeudy (1315 Receiving Yards and 14 TDs in 2018).

Don’t rule out Hurts. Hurts transferred from Bama to Oklahoma to start this season at QB. He had a chance to get some reps last season with Bama, but he played sparingly behind Tagovailoa.

Hurts had a QB rating of 196.7 in his limited role last season. The Sooners love to air it out and they have had success with Mayfield and Murray coming in and learning the system.

While unlikely, how much would Hurts love to win the Heisman over Tagovailoa?

2019 Ohio State Team PreviewOSU won a low of blowouts with Dwayne Haskins at QB last season and Fields got a small amount of playing time in garbage time. That experience will help, as he takes over for Haskins this season.

Fields is a huge threat on the ground and can scramble for big gains. He gained 266 rushing yards and scored 4 TDs and just 42 rushing attempts. He also completed 69.2% of his pass attempts.

If Fields can have a monster season with new Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day, he could win. Haskins finished third in voting last season, albeit it was a two-man race between Murray and Tagovailoa.

Those are the four players priced under 10/1 odds to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy.

As you can see, they’re all QBs. Could a RB steal the show in 2019? The three highest priced RBs are D’Andre Swift +1700 (Georgia), Jonathan Taylor +1700 (Wisconsin) and Travis Etienne (Clemson).

Swift is favored, but I don’t recommend him if you want to take a chance on a RB.

Swift ranked 50th in rushing yards (1049) and T58 in rushing TDs (10). He shared touches down the middle almost with Elijah Holyfield who is now in the NFL, but will he get those touches?

Georgia is deep at RB like always and Swift is unlikely to post huge numbers.

Taylor led the nation in rushing yards last season with 2194 rushing yards. He ranked T9 in rushing TDs with 16. If he could post similar yards and eclipse 25+ TDs he could win.

When Henry won in 2015, he had 2219 rushing yards and 28 rushing TDs.

Etienne had the best season last year. He finished with 1658 rushing yards (4th) and 24 rushing TDs (1st). If he can eclipse 2000+ rushing yards, he would have a chance to win the Heisman.

However, Etienne shares the field with Lawrence and while Clemson’s offense will gain a lot of yards and score a lot of points, there’s only so much to go around.

2019 NCAA Heisman Trophy Prediction

We’re likely going to see another Clemson vs. Alabama National Championship Game in 2020.

I expect both QBs to battle it out for the Heisman all season long. Lawrence proved to me in the playoffs last season that he’s the most talented QB in college football.

Clemson have a lot of depth at WR and Lawrence will put up huge numbers despite Etienne also eating up a lot of yards and scoring a lot of TDs on the ground.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

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