2014-15 Heisman Odds

Bovada released their first Heisman odds for the 2014-15 College Football season back in January and to nobody’s surprise Florida State QB Jameis Winston was the favorite to repeat as the nation’s most outstanding player.

Despite his off-season run-in with the law (Winston was cited for shoplifting crab legs), the 6’4″ gunslinger was not disciplined by the NCAA and his future price remains essentially unchanged.

Pac-12 quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Brett Hundley, both of whom surprised NFL scouts by opting to return to school instead of declaring for the draft, are also expected to compete for this coveted prize.

The table below compares the Heisman odds at Bovada, BetOnline, Sportsbook.com, the Greek and 5Dimes and will be updated as other sportsbooks begin to post their odds.

Last Updated: 8/29/14 at 2:30 pm ET

Player
School
5Dimes (8/29)
5Dimes (7/19)
Bovada (6/13)
BetOnline (6/13)
Sportsbk (6/13)
Greek (6/13)
Jameis Winston Florida St +500 +450 +300 +240 +350 +250
Marcus Mariota Oregon +600 +725 +550 +450 +700 +350
Bryce Petty Baylor +1300 +1225 +1000 +900 +1000 +650
Kenny Hill Texas A&M +1400 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Todd Gurley Georgia +1700 +1600 +1200 +1200 +900 +1500
Brett Hundley UCLA +1900 +1900 +1400 +1300 +1800 +1200
Melvin Gordon Wisconsin +2000 +2700 +2500 +1600 +1800 +1500
Derrick Henry Alabama +2200 +3500 +2500 +2500 +4500 +2000
T.J. Yeldon Alabama +2300 +2000 +1400 +1400 +1500 +1200
Everett Golson Notre Dame +2500 +2300 +1400 +2200 +2200 +2000
Trevor Knight Oklahoma +2800 +2600 +2000 +2500 +1700 +2500
Mike Davis South Carolina +3100 +2800 +1800 +1800 +2800 +1500
Nick Marshall Auburn +3500 +3000 +2000 +2800 +2200 +4000
Duke Johnson Miami +3800 +3800 +3300 +3000 +3800 +2500
Karlos Williams Florida St +3800 +5300 +3300 +3500 +5500 +4000
Ameer Abdullah Nebraska +4000 +4000 +3300 +3000 +3300 +2500
Connor Cook Michigan St +4000 +3500 +1800 +1800 +2800 +2500
Myles Jack UCLA +4500 +4000 +3300 +3500 +2800 +3000
Cody Kessler USC +5000 +5000 N/A N/A N/A +2500
Maty Mauk Missouri +5000 +5000 N/A N/A N/A +3000
Jeff Driskel Florida +5000 +5000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Christian Hackenberg Penn St +5500 +5000 N/A N/A +2800 N/A
Jacob Coker Alabama +6000 +6000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Thomas Tyner Oregon +6600 +5000 N/A N/A +3300 N/A
Leonard Fournette LSU +6600 +7500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tayson Hill BYU +7000 +7000 N/A N/A +4500 N/A
Dak Prescott Mississippi St +7500 +7000 +4000 +3500 +5500 +5000
Javorius Allen USC +8000 +7000 N/A N/A +4500 N/A
Sean Mannion Oregon St +8000 +6600 +3300 +2800 +2800 +2000
Rakeem Cato Marshall +8500 +8500 +6600 +6500 +4500 +6000
Davis Webb Texas Tech +9000 +8000 N/A N/A N/A +5000
Chuckie Keaton Utah State +10000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
JW Walsh Oklahoma St +10000 +7500 N/A N/A +4500 N/A
Jake Waters Kansas St +11000 +9000 N/A N/A +5500 N/A
Devin Gardner Michigan +12500 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Anthony Boone Duke +12500 +12500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cameron Artis-Payne Auburn +12500 +13500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Matt Johnson Bowling Green +12500 +8500 +6600 +6500 N/A +7000
Hutson Mason Georgia +12500 +15000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dalvin Cook Florida St +15000 +12500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jeremy Langford Michigan St +15000 +12500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rashad Greene Florida St +15000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Vic Beasley Clemson +15000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Corey Grant Auburn +15000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jabrill Peppers Michigan +15000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tyler Boyd Pittsburgh +15000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Will Gardner Louisville +15000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bo Wallace Ole Miss +15000 +10000 N/A N/A N/A +5000
Terrance Broadway UL Lafayette +17500 +17500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chad Voytik Pittsburgh +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Byron Marshall Oregon +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nate Sudfeld Indiana +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kelvin Taylor Florida +20000 +13500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Desmond Roland Oklahoma St +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shaq Thompson Washington +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Connor Halliday Washington St +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Venric Mark Northwestern +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dorial Green-Beckham Oklahoma +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stefon Diggs Maryland +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cole Stoudt Clemson +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Marquise Williams North Carolina +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nelson Agholor USC +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
LaQuon Treadwell Mississippi +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shock Linwood Baylor +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D.J. Foster Arizona St +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Antwan Goodley Baylor +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tyler Lockett Kansas St +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Keith Ford Oklahoma +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jamison Crowder Duke +20000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Taylor Kelly Arizona St +22500 +10000 +3300 +2800 +5500 +2500
Alex Collins Arkansas +25000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shane Carden East Carolina +25000 +17500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jay Ajayi Boise State +40000 +17500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Braxton Miller Ohio St N/A +825 +600 +500 +700 +500

Since our last update there have been a number of significant changes to these Heisman odds, highlighted by Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller. The dual-threat QB was previously listed with the third best odds (+850) of winning this prestigious award, however, Miller suffered a season-ending shoulder injury and was removed from the Heisman odds.

The biggest riser in these Heisman odds is Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill — and it isn’t even close. Most analysts assumed that the Aggies would struggle to replace Johnny Manziel after his departure to the NFL, but it would certainly seem that A&M has found their heir apparent. In his first career start, Hill completed 44 of 60 passes (73.3%) for 511 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions in a 52-28 win over 9th ranked South Carolina. This performance catapulted Hill from an unknown and unlisted commodity to the fourth shortest Heisman odds at +1400.

Bettors should be warned that many Heisman winners emerge from nowhere, and therefore did not have odds available prior to the start of the season. Mark Ingram, who won the award in 2009, was not listed an option until Week 4.

One of the most dramatic cases involves Johnny Manziel who, as a redshirt freshman, was not expected by many to earn the starting job. He ended up capturing the attention of the entire nation, but didn’t emerge as an option for Heisman betting until more than halfway through the season.

It’s also interesting to note that Bovada has actually offered some insight into what type of production we should expect from some of the Heisman favorites. The popular (and very square) offshore sportsbook has offered a number of player specific props, including the following:


The table below shows the past winners of this award along with their odds and the first week that they were available as an option. (via SportsOddsHistory.com)

Year
Player
School
Odds Available
Odds
2013 Jameis Winston Florida State Week 2 +600
2012 Johnny Manziel Texas A&M Week 8 +1200
2011 Robert Griffin III Baylor Pre-Season +2800
2010 Cam Newton Auburn Week 3 +2000
2009 Mark Ingram Alabama Week 4 +3300

Who do you think will take home the Heisman Trophy this season? Does Jameis Winston have what it takes to repeat? Is there a dark horse candidate the oddsmakers are overlooking? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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