FILE PHOTO: Nov 7, 2020; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
November 10, 2020
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is full throttle in his push for the Heisman Trophy, leapfrogging idle Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the odds on the heels of a six-TD performance last week against Rutgers.
Fields is running second in Heisman odds to Alabama quarterback Mac Jones at most books but is now even at BetMGM. Both players are +150 odds, Lawrence is +400 and Florida QB Kyle Trask is fourth at +550.
The biggest mover of the week at BetMGM? Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book went from +10000 to +2500 after guiding the Fighting Irish to an upset of Clemson, then the nation’s No. 1 team.
Jones is at +120 according to Caesar’s, William Hill and DraftKings, which has Fields at +150, and Lawrence, the preseason favorite, at +300. Lawrence has missed the past two games because of a positive COVID-19 test.
He is expected to play in the Tigers’ Nov. 21 game against Florida State following a bye week.
FanDuel opened the Heisman market in February with Fields ahead of Lawrence. Fields was +175 and Lawrence +400.
Fields, Jones and Lawrence are now offered at equal +175 odds. The 7/4 odds mean a bettor placing a $100 wager on the winner would win $175.
(Field Level Media)