Alabama, Florida QB Trask remain betting favorites
Alabama remains the odds-on favorite to win the national title after dominating Auburn in the Iron Bowl on Saturday, while Florida quarterback Kyle Trask is inching closer to the Heisman Trophy.
The Crimson Tide are the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 poll and are expected to remain in the top spot when the next College Football Playoff rankings are released Tuesday. Alabama is being offered at +125 by DraftKings to win the national title, ahead of the Clemson Tigers (+250), Ohio State Buckeyes (+550) and Notre Dame (+600).
With Clemson and Notre Dame on a collision course for a rematch in the ACC title game, Florida (+1200) and Texas A&M (+1600) are among the teams still battling for a spot in the CFP semifinals.
The Gators moved to 7-1 with a 34-10 win over Kentucky on Saturday. Trask has thrown for at least three touchdowns in every game this season and remains the Heisman favorite at -110 by DraftKings.
Alabama quarterback Mac Jones did close the gap a bit and is being offered at +150 after throwing for 302 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-13 rout of Auburn. Jones was listed at +300 by DraftKings last week.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence played for the first time in a month and threw for 403 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Tigers’ 52-17 win over Pittsburgh. The junior shortened his Heisman odds from +1200 to +500, moving past Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (+1000), who had his game against Illinois canceled due to the Buckeyes’ COVID-19 outbreak.
Fields was being offered at +250 last week, but will have six regular-season games at most to build his Heisman resume. Ohio State isn’t guaranteed to be eligible for the Big Ten championship if the Buckeyes aren’t able to play at Michigan State on Saturday before closing out their regular season against Michigan.
–Field Level Media