Heisman Odds Tracker: C.J. Stroud Becomes Outright Favorite

  • C.J. Stroud has -240 odds as the Heisman favorite heading into the final week of games.
  • Bryce Young is the only other person with odds short of +2000 with his +155 betting line.

NEW YORK – The Heisman Trophy race is seemingly down to two people, C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young. The odds favor Stroud, but history may be on Young’s side.

Is C.J. Stroud Deserving Of The Short Odds?

C.J. Stroud is having a phenomenal season as the Ohio State Buckeyes starting quarterback. He’s had a handful of strong performances recently which has led online gambling sites to shorten his odds significantly and take over as the betting favorite for the Heisman Trophy.

2021-2022 Heisman Trophy Winner

  • C.J. Stroud -240
  • Bryce Young +155

Stroud is eighth in the country in passing yards, fourth in passing touchdowns, fifth in fewest interceptions and has the highest overall QBR in the nation. Plus, he’s done so while missing a game earlier in the season as well.

His odds have shortened not only because of his good play, but for doing it against ranked teams.

He’s beaten three ranked teams over his last four weeks and has thrown for 300+ yards and no interceptions in all of them. The only question mark about Stroud is the fact that he did miss that game earlier in the season. In the Heisman Trophy’s history, the award has only been granted to five players who have missed a game.

Is Bryce Young Worth Betting On?

For as good as Stroud’s numbers are, Bryce Young’s are better. He’s sixth in passing yards, second in passing touchdowns, third in fewest interceptions and is second in QBR on the season. Young has thrown for 10 touchdowns and no interceptions over the last two weeks and threw for a career-best 561 yards against a ranked Arkansas Razorbacks team last week.

With more yards, more touchdowns, less interceptions and a higher completion percentage, many could argue that Young deserves to have the shorter odds, but college football betting sites disagree.

Young would be the first Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy and probably deserves odds closer to EVEN along with Stroud. There’s a real chance that the final game of the season will determine who wins the award.

The Crimson Tide will play the Auburn Tigers while the Buckeyes will play the Michigan Wolverines.