October 16, 2021

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2021 Heisman Trophy odds, picks, predictions: Top college football expert fading D.J. Uiagalelei in best bets

Quarterbacks from three of last season’s national semifinalists, as well as Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler, have the best odds to win the 2021 Heisman Trophy, according to Caesars Sportsbook. Rattler has the best odds at 11-2, followed by Clemson’s D.J. Uiagalelei (7-1), Alabama’s Bryce Young (9-1) and Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud (10-1). Rattler started last season, while Uiagalelei saw action in nine games, including when regular starter Trevor Lawrence was sidelined due to COVID-19. Young was Mac Jones’ main backup and Stroud was behind Justin Fields. Young saw action in seven games, while Stroud appeared in three.

Other favorites in the 2021 Heisman Trophy odds include quarterbacks J.T. Daniels (12-1) of Georgia, Sam Howell (15-1) of North Carolina and D’Eriq King (18-1) of Miami. Among non-quarterbacks, Texas running back Bijan Robinson (25-1) and Iowa State running back Breece Hall (40-1) are some of the top 2021 Heisman Trophy contenders. Before making any 2021 Heisman Trophy picks, be sure to see the college football predictions from SportsLine’s Emory Hunt

Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007, and a former running back at Louisiana-Lafayette. He knows the game from a player’s perspective. 

Hunt went 178-149 on his college football picks over the past two seasons, returning $1,477 to $100 players. Anybody who has been following him is way up.

Now, Hunt has set its sights on finding value in the 2021 Heisman Trophy odds. You can see who to back over at SportsLine

Top 2021 Heisman Trophy predictions

One surprise: Hunt is fading on Clemson’s Uiagalelei (7-1), who he believes won’t be able to put up the numbers to get enough votes. Hunt points out that recent Clemson star QBs such as Deshaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence have fallen short of winning the Heisman.

“As much as I like Clemson to be the national champion this season, I don’t like Uiagalelei to be the Heisman winner,” Hunt told SportsLine. “This is from a pure numbers standpoint more than anything. He’ll have the wins for sure, but I don’t foresee Clemson’s offense being set up for him to put up astronomical numbers to get to NYC.”

Hunt thinks there’s more value in Clemson teammates running back Lyn-J Dixon and receiver Justyn Ross, and he likes several other players around the nation more than Uiagalelei.

How to make 2021 Heisman Trophy picks

Hunt has locked in his top Heisman pick, and he’s also found a massive triple-digit long shot who, “has the potential to wow and dazzle every weekend.” Be sure to see his Heisman Trophy picks and full breakdown at SportsLine.

So what other 2021 Heisman Trophy future bets can you make with confidence? And which massive long shot should you back? Visit SportsLine now to see the top 2021 Heisman Trophy bets, all from the college football expert who has crushed his picks, and find out. 

2021 Heisman Trophy odds

Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma 11-2
D.J. Uiagalelei, Clemson 7-1
Bryce Young, Alabama 9-1
C.J. Stroud, Ohio State 10-1
JT Daniels, Georgia 12-1
Sam Howell, North Carolina 15-1
D’Eriq King, Miami 18-1
Kedon Slovis, USC 20-1
Matt Corral, Ole Miss 20-1
Bijan Robinson, Texas 25-1
Jayden Daniels, Arizona State 30-1
Emory Jones, Florida 30-1
Brock Purdy, Iowa State 35-1
McKenzie Milton, Florida State 40-1
Breece Hall, Iowa State 40-1
Casey Thompson, Texas 50-1
Malik Cunningham, Louisville 50-1
Sean Clifford, Penn State 50-1
Brian Robinson Jr., Alabama 50-1