October 23, 2021

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

A number of dynamic quarterbacks are near the top of the 2021 Heisman odds board at Caesars Sportsbook. At the top is Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler 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). Of those four, only Rattler was a full-time starter last season. Uiagalelei, the main backup to Trevor Lawrence, saw action in nine games, including several starts when Lawrence was sidelined by the coronavirus.

Other 2021 Heisman Trophy contenders include quarterbacks J.T. Daniels of Georgia at 12-1, Sam Howell of North Carolina at 15-1, D’Eriq King of Miami at 18-1 and Kedon Slovis of USC and Matt Corral of Ole Miss, both at 20-1. The lowest odds for a running back is Bijan Robinson of Texas at 25-1. No other players are better than 30-1. 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 Clemson’s Uiagalelei, one of the top favorites at 7-1. Dabo Swinney’s starting quarterbacks have become instant stars in college football as Tajh Boyd, Deshaun Watson and Lawrence have piled up big numbers. Boyd was an early-season Heisman contender, while Watson and Lawrence went on to be Heisman finalists.

But the Tigers have still never produced a Heisman winner, and Hunt sees that trend continuing this year. Uiagalelei will have to share the spotlight with big-time skill players like receiver Justyn Ross and running back Lyn-J Dixon. Hunt ultimately doesn’t think the stats will be there for Uiagalelei to make a serious run.

“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 told SportsLine.

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