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), it appears the 6’4″ gunslinger will not be disciplined by the NCAA and his future price remains 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: 7/19/14 at 1:00 pm ET
|Jameis Winston||Florida St||+450||+300||+240||+350||+250|
|Braxton Miller||Ohio St||+825||+600||+500||+700||+500|
|Everett Golson||Notre Dame||+2300||+1400||+2200||+2200||+2000|
|Mike Davis||South Carolina||+2800||+1800||+1800||+2800||+1500|
|Connor Cook||Michigan St||+3500||+1800||+1800||+2800||+2500|
|Christian Hackenberg||Penn St||+5000||N/A||N/A||+2800||N/A|
|Karlos Williams||Florida St||+5300||+3300||+3500||+5500||+4000|
|Sean Mannion||Oregon St||+6600||+3300||+2800||+2800||+2000|
|Dak Prescott||Mississippi St||+7000||+4000||+3500||+5500||+5000|
|JW Walsh||Oklahoma St||+7500||N/A||N/A||+4500||N/A|
|Davis Webb||Texas Tech||+8000||N/A||N/A||N/A||+5000|
|Matt Johnson||Bowling Green||+8500||+6600||+6500||N/A||+7000|
|Jake Waters||Kansas St||+9000||N/A||N/A||+5500||N/A|
|Bo Wallace||Ole Miss||+10000||N/A||N/A||N/A||+5000|
|Taylor Kelly||Arizona St||+10000||+3300||+2800||+5500||+2500|
|Jeremy Langford||Michigan State||+12500||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Dalvin Cook||Florida State||+12500||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Shane Carden||East Carolina||+17500||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Jay Ajayi||Boise State||+17500||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Terrance Broadway||UL Lafayette||+17500||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
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.
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)
|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.