NCAA football betting: Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence no longer favorite to win Heisman Trophy

NCAA football betting: Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence no longer favorite to win Heisman Trophy

Trevor Lawrence is expected to miss a second game after testing positive for COVID-19 and sports betting has responded accordingly.
Lawrence, the Star Clemson quarterback who is slated to be number 1 in the 2021 NFL draft, is no longer the betting favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. Lawrence now has the third best odds at BetMGM, falling behind two other quarterbacks: Mac Jones from Alabama and Justin Fields from Ohio.
Jones is currently the favorite at +150, followed by Fields at +175. Lawrence is now +300 after previously being the odds maker favorite.
Lawrence threw 1,833 yards and 17 touchdowns with just two interceptions in Clemson’s first six games while completing 70.7% of his passes for the top Tigers.
However, Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19 last week and missed the team’s victory over Boston College. It was a close game. The Tigers had to recover from a 28:13 half-time deficit but eventually came out with a 34:28 win.
Freshman D.J. Uiagalelei started in Lawrence’s place, throwing for 342 yards and two touchdowns, adding a 30-yard rushing score. With Lawrence still on pause due to the guidelines for the return of the ACC, Uiagalelei will start again on Saturday in Clemson’s highly anticipated match against Notre Dame # 4 in South Bend.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) waves to fans after an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, SC, on Saturday, October 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard / Pool photo via AP)
Jones, Fields with excellent seasons
Jones and Fields also got off to a tremendous start in 2020.
Jones tore up the SEC defense for the # 2 Crimson Tide in his first season as a full-time starter in Alabama. The sophomore red shirt is the third in the nation with 2,196 yards and 16 touchdowns and only two interceptions. His completion rate of 78.5% is the highest among quarterbacks who have played in more than two games.
Fields is one of the two games or less thanks to the Big Ten’s late start. But those two games did brilliantly. Fields, who finished third in the 2019 Heisman poll, was 20 out of 21 for 276 yards and two touchdowns in a blowout win over Nebraska. He then went 28 of 34 for 318 yards and four points in defeating Penn State.
Who are the other Heisman candidates to know?
There is a significant gap between Jones, Fields, and Lawrence and the rest of the field.
Next up are Florida QB Kyle Trask (+2000), Alabama RB Najee Harris (+2500), Alabama WR DeVonta Smith (+2500), BYU QB Zach Wilson (+2500) and Clemson RB Travis Etienne (+4000).
With BYU 7-0 and # 9 in the latest Associated Press Top 25, Wilson has been a hot name, especially in NFL design circles. The junior has been awarded so far in 2020. He has thrown 2,152 yards and 19 touchdowns, completing 74.6% of his throws.
Etienne, now the ACC’s lead rusher, has two top 10 Heisman finishes in his illustrious college career. The senior came in seventh place in the Heisman vote in 2018 and ninth place in 2019.
Other candidates are Miami QB D’Eriq King with +8000, while Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler, Texas QB Sam Ehlinger, Oklahoma State RB Chuba Hubbard and Texas A & M QB Kellen Mond are listed at BetMGM with +10000.
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Posted on 2020.11.02

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