As a true freshman quarterback, Trevor Lawrence led the Clemson Tigers to a national championship last season, dismantling the Alabama Crimson Tide, 44-16. Lawrence has high expectations heading into the 2019 season, currently leading the odds to win the Heisman Trophy at +200, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
However, despite being the betting favorite to win the Heisman, he has not been a popular bet. In fact, Lawrence is not even among the top-5 players in bets placed to win the Heisman by handle this season.
The most popular bet to win the 2019 Heisman has been Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, garnering 17.45 percent of the bets at +300 odds. This goes hand in hand with Alabama's odds to win the 2020 College Football Playoff, as the Crimson Tide are also the most popular bet to win the national championship, with more than 12 times the amount of money placed on them than the reigning champions.
At +2000 odds, Georgia Bulldogs' QB Jake Fromm has received the second-most bets by handle, with 13.63 percent of the amount of money wagered thus far. Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (8.06 percent), Michigan's Shea Patterson (7.8 percent) and Texas' Sam Ehlinger (7.18 percent) round out the top-5 most popular bets by handle to win the 2019 Heisman.
While these splits have surprisingly left Clemson in the dust from a betting perspective, if Lawrence and Clemson pick up where they left off last season, the amount of money placed on both the Tigers and their star quarterback will likely increase as the season goes on.
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