2014-15 Heisman Odds

2014-15 Heisman Odds

Heisman odds for the 2014-15 College Football season were released 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. 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 mutiple sportsbooks and will be updated as the season moves along. As always, we encourage all bettors to shop for the best line before placing any wagers.

Player12/311/2411/1711/1011/310/2710/2010/1310/69/299/229/159/89/36/13
Marcus Mariota, ORE-1500-700-700-750-250-200+140+300+800+150+250+550+550+550+700
Melvin Gordon, WIS+600+200+250+1200+1000+700+550+400+2500+1800+2800+1800+1800+1200+1800
Trevone Boykin, TCU+2500+5000+3500+1800+3000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Amari Cooper, ALA+7500+10000+5000+3000+1500+1500+1500+3500+1500+1800+2000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Jameis Winston, FSU+20000+7000+5000+5000+4000+5000+1500+1800+2000+2500+2000+650+650+500+350
Dak Prescott, MISTN/A+10000+4000+500+350+275+180+175+180+1500+1200+5000+5000+5000+5500
Ameer Abdullah, NEBN/AN/AN/A+4000+2500+1800+2500+5000+1500+800+2000+2000+2000+2500+3300
Kevin White, WVUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Everett Golson, NDN/AN/AN/AN/A+1500+1500+2000+500+800+800+1200+1000+1800+2200+2200
Nick Marshall, AUBN/AN/AN/AN/A+1200+1500+1800+3500+400+1500+1500+1800+1800+1600+2200
Corey Grant, AUBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Shane Carden, ECUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000+5000+2500N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Rakeem Cato, MARN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000N/AN/AN/A+4000+7500+7500+6000+4500
Brett Hundley, UCLAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+1200+2500+1800+1200+1000+1800
Trevor Knight, OKLAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+3500+1600+1000+1200+1600+1700
T.J. Yeldon, ALAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2800+2000+1800+1200+1500
Tyler Boyd, PITTN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Leonard Fournette, LSUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+3500+3500+3500+3500N/A
Christian Hackenberg, PSUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+3500+2500+2500+2500+2800
Karlos Williams, FSUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+4000+3500+3500+3500+5500
Taysom Hill, BYUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2500+1200+1800+4000+7500+4500
Rashad Greene, FSUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000+5000+3000+3000N/A
Sean Mannion, ORSTN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000+5000+5000+4000+2800
Derrick Henry, ALAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000+3000+3000+3500+4500
Mike Davis, SCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000+5000+7500+7500+2800
Cameron Artis-Payne, AUBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000+3000+3000+4000N/A
Thomas Tyner, OREN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6000+6000+6000+5000+3300
Todd Gurley, UGAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+175+350+1500+1500+550+600+900
Duke Johnson, MIAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+7500+4000+3800+3800
Taylor Kelly, ASUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+8000+8000+7500+5500
Jake Waters, KSUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000+5500
JW Walsh, OKSTN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000+4500
Jacob Coker, ALAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Maty Mauk. MIZZN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Devin Gardner, MICHN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Anthony Boone, DUKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Jeff Driskel, UFN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Matt Johnson, BGSUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Hutson Mason, UGAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
JT Barrett, OSUN/A+2500+1500+2000+5000+5000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Jeremy Langford, MSUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Davis Webb, TTUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Vic Beasley, CLEMN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Connor Cook, MSUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+4500+4500+3500+2800
Javorius Allen, USCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000+5000N/AN/AN/A+7500+7500+6000+4500
Cody Kessler, USCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+7500+2200+3000N/A
Will Gardner, LOUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Samaje Perine, OKLAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2000+2000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Terrance Broadway, ULLN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Chad Voytik, PITTN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Byron Marshall, OREN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Nate Sudfeld, INDN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Kelvin Taylor, UFN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Desmond Roland, OKSTN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Shaq Thompson, WASN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Connor Halliday , WSUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Venric Mark, NWN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Dorial Green-Beckham, OKLAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Stefon Diggs, MDN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Cole Stoudt, CLEMN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Marquise Williams, UNCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Nelson Agholor, USCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
LaQuon Treadwell, MISSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Shock Linwood, BAYN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
D.J. Foster, ASUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Antwan Goodley, BAYN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tyler Lockett , KSUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Keith Ford, OKLAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Jamison Crowder, DUKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Chuckie Keaton, USUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Alex Collins, ARKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Myles Jack, UCLAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2000+2000+2500+1500+2800
Jay Ajayi, BSUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Braxton Miller, OSUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+700
Jabrill Peppers, MICHN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Kenny Hill, TAMUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2000+500+800+700+700+1000N/A
Bo Wallace, MISSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2500+1800N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Dalvin Cook, FSUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Bryce Petty, BAYN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+3000+400N.A+3000+1600+800+1600+1000+1000

There have been a number of significant changes to these Heisman odds since the preseason, 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.

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).

YearPlayerSchoolOdds AvailableOdds
2013Jameis WinstonFlorida StateWeek 2+600
2012Johnny ManzielTexas A&MWeek 8+1200
2011Robert Griffin IIIBaylorPre-Season+2800
2010Cam NewtonAuburnWeek 3+2000
2009Mark IngramAlabamaWeek 4+3300

It’s also interesting to note that Bovada 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 offered a number of player specific props before the season, including the following:

Who do you think will take home the Heisman Trophy this season? Is it really Marcus Mariota’s to lose right now? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. He can be reached at dan.mcguire@sportsinsights.com.

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