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2018 Heisman Trophy Odds & Picks

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Awarded every December, the Heisman Trophy is without a doubt the most prestigious individual award in all of college sports. And the race for the 2018 Heisman Trophy will be one for the ages.

College Football Heisman Trophy Odds & Picks

There are thirteen players that are currently posted at 30/1 or better odds to win the 2018 Heisman Trophy with a pair of running backs in the top three.

  • Bryce Love (RB Stanford) +700
  • Tua Tagovailoa (QB Alabama) +700
  • Jonathan Taylor (RB Wisconsin) +850
  • Jake Fromm (QB Georgia) +1800
  • Dwayne Haskins (QB Ohio State) +1800
  • Shea Patterson (QB Michigan) +2000
  • Khalil Tate (QB Arizona) +2000
  • Will Grier (QB West Virginia) +2000
  • Trevor Lawrence (QB Clemson) +2000
  • JK Dobbins (RB Ohio State) +2100

The last rusher to win the Heisman was Derrick Henry of Alabama in 2015. That season he rushed for 2,219 yards. The last non-Alabama running back to win it was Reggie Bush of USC in 2005. He later forfeited the Heisman Trophy. Now let’s take a closer look at a few Heisman Trophy picks you need to put on your watch list!

5Dimes Heisman Trophy Betting Favorite

Bryce Love (RB Stanford) +700

Last season, Bryce Love placed second to Baker Mayfield in the Heisman voting. Currently Love and Tua Tagovailoa are the 5Dimes oddsmakers top picks to win the 2018 Heisman Trophy at +700.

Love rushed for 2,118 yards and 19 TDs last season, despite playing through a nagging ankle injury. He’ll be the centerpiece of the Cardinal offense that rushes on everyone making Love the oddsmakers top choice to win the Heisman. I don’t blame them, but a slow start could bring more value to a bet on Love to win in December.

Tua Tagovailoa (QB Alabama) +700

Alabama coach Nick Saban has kept his starting quarterback choice hidden so far. He says he’ll pick the guy who best leads the team during fall practice. Jalen Hurts (pictured) is 26-2 as Alabama’s starter the past two seasons. Hurts’ lack of big downfield plays opened the door for Tagovailoa last season when his 41-yard touchdown pass in overtime against Georgia won January’s national championship game.

Imagine Tagovailoa with an entire off-season under the tutelage of Nick Saban to hone those skills. Now he just has to earn the job.

Heisman Trophy Smart Pick

Jake Fromm (QB Georgia) +1800

Last season Jake Fromm returned after an injury as the Georgia starter and never looked back. The sophomore QB led the Bulldogs to the national championship last year as a freshman. He finished the season with 2,615 passing yards, 24 TDs and seven INTs.

So why is he so low on the odds list to win the Heisman? Earlier this month Fromm suffered a small fracture in his non-throwing left hand. According to coach Kirby Smart he won’t miss any summer workouts.

Heisman Trophy Longshot Pick

Justin Herbert (QB Oregon) +3500

How valuable is Justin Herbert to the Oregon Ducks? The team was 6-1 when he started and 1-5 when Herbert was sidelined with an injury. The time to bet on Herbert to win the Heisman is now. The gifted thrower can drive the ball into tight windows or layer the ball over linebackers and under safeties. Last season, his 167.5 passer rating would have ranked fourth nationally had he had enough passing attempts to qualify. In 2018 the sky is the limit for Herbert.

The Complete Heisman Trophy Odds

  • Bryce Love (RB Stanford) +700
  • Tua Tagovailoa (QB Alabama) +700
  • Jonathan Taylor (RB Wisconsin) +850
  • Jake Fromm (QB Georgia) +1800
  • Dwayne Haskins (QB Ohio State) +1800
  • Shea Patterson (QB Michigan) +2000
  • Khalil Tate (QB Arizona) +2000
  • Will Grier (QB West Virginia) +2000
  • Trevor Lawrence (QB Clemson) +2000
  • JK Dobbins (RB Ohio State) +2100
  • Trace McSorley (QB Penn State) +2250
  • Kyler Murray (QB Oklahoma) +2500
  • Jarrett Stidham (QB Auburn) +2900
  • Cam Akers (RB Florida State) +3100
  • Justin Herbert (QB Oregon) +3500
  • D’Andre Swift (RB Georgia) +4000
  • Deondre Francois (QB Florida State) +4500
  • Jake Browning (QB Washington) +4500
  • Drew Lock (QB Missouri) +4500
  • Rodney Anderson (RB Oklahoma) +5000
  • Damien Harris (RB Alabama) +5500
  • Kelly Bryant (QB Clemson) +5500
  • Nick Fitzgerald (QB Mississippi State) +6000
  • Brandon Wimbush (QB Notre Dame) +6000
  • KJ Costello (QB Stanford) +7500
  • Travis Etienne (RB Clemson) +8000
  • McKenzie Milton (QB UCF) +8000
  • Sam Ehlinger (QB Texas) +8500
  • Jalen Hurts (QB Alabama) +11000
  • Ed Oliver (DT Houston) +12500
  • Nick Bosa (DE Ohio State) +12500
  • Ryan Finley (QB NC State) +12500
  • Myles Gaskin (RB Washington) +12500
  • Malik Rosier (QB Miami FL) +12500
  • JT Daniels (QB USC) +12500
  • Jake Bentley (QB South Carolina) +12500
  • Justice Hill (RB Oklahoma State) +13500
  • Dexter Lawrence (DT Clemson) +15000
  • Stephen Carr (RB USC) +15000
  • JD Spielman (WR Nebraska) +17500
  • N’Keal Harry (WR Arizona State) +17500
  • Alex Hornibrook (QB Wisconsin) +20000
  • Josh Jackson (QB Virginia Tech) +20000
  • Brian Lewerke (QB Michigan State) +20000
  • Brett Rypien (QB Boise State) +20000
  • Devin Singletary (RB Florida Atlantic) +20000
  • KirVonte Benson (RB Georgia Tech) +20000
  • AJ Brown (WR Mississippi) +20000
  • David Montgomery (RB Iowa State) +20000
  • Nick Starkel (QB Texas A&M) +20000
  • Clayton Thorson (QB Northwestern) +20000
  • Charlie Brewer (QB Baylor) +20000
  • Frank Nutil (QB Temple) +20000
  • Juwan Washington (RB San Diego State) +20000
  • David Sills (WR West Virginia) +22500
  • Lorenzo Lingard (RB Miami FL) +22500
  • Ben Hicks (QB SMU) +30000
  • Adrian Killins (RB UCF) +30000
  • Nathan Rourke (QB Ohio) +30000
  • Benny Snell (RB Kentucky) +30000
  • Jalen Hurd (WR Baylor) +30000
  • Diontae Johnson (WR Toledo) +30000
  • Micah Parsons (LB Penn State) +35000
  • Malcolm Perry (QB Navy) +45000
  • Penny Hart (WR Georgia State) +50000