2023 Heisman Trophy Odds: Countdown to the Final Pac-12 Showdown

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Bo Nix #10 of the Oregon Ducks passes during the first quarter against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on October 14, 2023. Steph Chambers/Getty Images/AFP

As you can tell from the title, I definitely enjoy a clever play on words. Yet, with the way events are unfolding in the Heisman race this season, Europe’s one-hit wonder appeared to be the ideal selection… particularly when you factor in that Archie Griffin (1974-1975) stands as the only player to clinch this award twice.

But I digress. Let’s shift our attention to the 2023 Heisman odds, as the last face-off in the Pac-12 is surely poised to determine this year’s Heisman winner.

Bye Bye Pac-12

It’s a bummer that this is the Pac-12’s last year, especially after the great season we’ve had. But, as we mentioned in another article, that’s just the way things go in this era of conference realignment.

Nevertheless, it feels fitting that Oregon and Washington are squaring off in the Championship Game, especially considering that the Ducks’ only defeat came at the hands of the Huskies back in Week 7 of the regular season.

Oregon has looked stronger than Washington in the past couple of months. Honestly, they should have won the game in Seattle. Even after several unsuccessful 4th-down attempts in the redzone, they still had a chance to tie it in the final seconds.

However, are they 9 points better than the Huskies? I don’t think so, just like I don’t believe that Penix Jr.’s +1600 odds truly represent his likelihood of winning this award.

Not So Long Ago

If you’ve been keeping up with this space, you’ll know that the Huskies QB has been the most consistent name at the top of the Heisman odds board. Up until a couple of weeks ago, Penix Jr. also held the position of the quarterback with the best passer rating. However, I must admit that since Week 7, Nix has looked better… but not by that much.

Currently, the Ducks gunslinger has only thrown for 7 more yards than his Pac-12 colleague. That being said, Nix has thrown 5 more touchdown passes (37) and has only two interceptions to his name so far. With odds standing at -200, it’s clear why he’s considered the favorite.

What About Jayden Daniels?

In the past few weeks, LSU’s Jayden Daniels has experienced a swift rise in his stock. In fact, if you check the odds, you’ll find him ahead of Penix Jr. in second place. Is there any value in him at +160?

I’m not saying there isn’t, but with the Tigers not making it to the SEC Championship, it’s challenging to imagine the voters considering his name come December 4th (the deadline for ballots), especially if the Oregon-Washington game turns out to be a high-scoring affair.

I guess what I’m saying is, bet Daniels at your own risk.

Shop Around

Before I wrap up, it’s crucial to remind you of one last thing. Regardless of whether you prefer Nix, Penix Jr., or any other player on the list, do yourself a favor and shop around the offerings of the best offshore sportsbooks. Not every shop offers the same odds.

In this article, we utilized the odds from BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review) as they represent the consensus of the market. However, if you’re a fan of Nix, you can still find him at +450 at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review).

Enjoy and hasta la vista Pac-12!

The Odds Board

Stay tuned for the most up-to-date Heisman Trophy odds provided by the best sportsbooks. Don’t forget to bookmark this article, as these odds will automatically update all the way up until Monday, December 10th when the Heisman dinner will take place and the 2023 winner will be announced.