- Bryce Young is the +125 betting favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.
- Matt Corral (+350) and C.J. Stroud (+450) have the next shortest odds.
- Kenny Pickett and Brennan Armstrong are longshots for a chance to win the award.
NEW YORK – Bryce Young is currently the favorite to be named the Heisman Trophy winner but there are still many weeks of college football to be played. With others on the hunt, there may be more value elsewhere.
Heisman Trophy Winner Odds
- Bryce Young +125
- Matt Corral +350
- CJ Stroud +450
- Kenny Pickett +900
- Desmond Ridder +4000
- Brian Robinson +4000
- TreVeyon Henderson +4000
- Kenneth Walker III +4000
- Brennan Armstrong +5000
Will Bryce Young (+125) Hold On To His Lead?
Bryce Young is currently sixth in the country in passing yards, third in passing touchdowns, and also has the second-best QBR. It doesn’t hurt that he’s playing quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Online gambling sites have him with the shortest odds in the country.
Even with a loss on their resume, Alabama has looked like one of the most dominant teams in the country on a week-to-week basis. The scary part is that Young seems to be getting better as the season progresses. He’s averaging 362.7 yards per game over the last three games and has combined for nine touchdowns and just one pick.
If he continues to play at this level there may be no catching up to him.
Matt Corral (+350) And C.J. Stroud (+450)
Matt Corral is easily the top option to bet against given his recent performances. He was lighting it up in the out-of-conference games but has yet to break 300 yards passing against an SEC opponent. He’s averaging just 229 yards against in-conference teams. It’s honestly quite surprising he’s still second on the odds boards on college football betting sites.
C.J. Stroud is the owner of the top QBR in the country (91.7) and has combined for 14 touchdowns and no interceptions in his last three games. Historically, missing a game has been bad for players hoping to win the Heisman but Stroud has a chance to break this streak. Ohio State has multiple ranked opponents to finish off the season and a handful of impressive performances against them would surely help his case for the award.
Kenny Pickett (+900) And Brennan Armstrong (+5000)
Statistically, Kenny Pickett belongs up there with the rest of the pack. He’s ninth in the country in passing yards, fourth in touchdowns, and third in QBR. However, the ACC is very weak this year and the lack of a quality win could be his biggest detriment. His 23-1 TD/INT ratio is probably his biggest strength in this race but will need to put up some monster numbers to overcome his easy schedule.
Another ACC product, albeit with longer odds, should be more in the conversation than he currently is. Brennan Armstrong is leading the NCAA in passing yards and is fourth in touchdowns as well. Averaging 402.5 passing yards through eight games, Armstrong has been one of the most impressive players and has seen his draft stock rise drastically in response.
Don’t be surprised to hear Armstrong’s name on the first day of the NFL Draft and potentially at the Heisman ceremony.