U of L’s Jackson is -225 ‘chalk’ to win the Heisman

Lamar Jackson sliced through FSU's defense for 146 rushing yards and four TDs on just 17 carries in a 63-20 pimpslap.

Lamar Jackson sliced through FSU’s defense for 146 rushing yards and four TDs on just 17 carries in a 63-20 pimpslap.

Published on Tuesday, 9/20/16, at 1:42 a.m. Eastern.

Louisville Lamar Jackson is the clear-cut favorite to win the Heisman Trophy after Week 3. His play ignited U of L’s 63-20 seal clubbing of FSU as a short home favorite Saturday at Papa John’s Stadium. Sportsbook.ag has Jackson with -225 odds to snare college football’s most prestigious honor.

The true sophomore QB is second in the nation with 464 rushing yards and is in a first-place tie with 10 rushing TDs. Jackson averages 9.5 yards per carry.

Jackson has completed 50-of-82 passes (61.0%)for 913 yards with an 8/2 TD-INT ratio. The Cardinals are 3-0 going into the first of back-to-back road games at Marshall. They are 25-point road favorites in a vintage sandwich spot with a trip to Clemson on deck.

Although Bobby Petrino’s squad is in situational disadvantage in terms of covering a big spread on the road this week, I’m not in any way suggesting gamblers need to hustle to the book and bet on the Thundering Herd. I mean, Akron just scored 65 at Marshall this past weekend. If the Zips can do that, who’s to say the Cards won hang 80?

Here are the rest of the odds to win the Heisman from Sportsbook.ag:

Lamar Jackson (Louisville) -225 (risk $225 to win $100)
Christian McCaffrey (Stanford) 6/1 (risk $100 to win $600)
J.T. Barrett (Ohio St.) +650
Deshaun Watson (Clemson) 8/1
Greg Ward Jr. (Houston) 18/1
Jabrill Peppers (Michigan) 20/1
Leonard Fournette (LSU) 25/1
Dalvin Cook (FSU) 35/1
Donnel Pumphrey (San Diego St.) 35/1
Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech) 35/1
Jalen Hurts (Alabama) 40/1
Jake Browning (Washington) 45/1
Damien Harris (Alabama) 60/1
DeShone Kizer (Notre Dame) 65/1
Nick Chubb (Georgia) 65/1

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