Bovada has updated the Heisman odds after week five.
He wasn’t supposed to be here according to the experts. He wasn’t a top 5 QB or top 10 CFB player. The more things change, the more they remain the same. After Game 1 there’s a new favorite who there’s nothing new about. The returning, reigning, defending Heisman Trophy winner (Paul Hey man voice) is back on top of the odds books for now. He ran roughshod throughout last season being so impressive that 3 straight losses, including one to UK, couldn’t run down Lamar’s Heisman resume. Don’t worry, there weren’t many people that could. Here are the odds for this year’s Heisman Trophy race after week one. You have a feeling that only Lamar can stop Lamar from making history once again.
Odds to Win the 2017 Heisman Trophy
- Lamar Jackson (QB Louisville)+400
- Sam Darnold (QB USC)+600
- Baker Mayfield (QB Oklahoma)+700
- Josh Rosen (QB UCLA)+800
- Saquon Barkley (RB Penn State)+900
- Jalen Hurts (QB Alabama)+900
- Mason Rudolph (QB Oklahoma State)+900
- JT Barrett (QB Ohio State)+1400
- Derrius Guice (RB LSU)+1600
- Bo Scarbrough (RB Alabama)+2000
- Jake Browning (QB Washington)+2000
- Nick Chubb (RB Georgia)+2500
- Trace McSorley (QB Penn State)+2500
- Jarrett Stidham (QB Auburn)+3300
- Derwin James (S FSU)+4000
- Nick Fitzgerald (QB Mississippi State)+4000
- Kamryn Pettway (RB Auburn)+4000
- Luke Falk (QB Washington State)+5000
Can he – YES. Will he – Maybe. The Heisman Trophy has been given out annually since 1935 to “the most outstanding player in college football in the United States whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.” In the 81 year history of the Heisman trophy, there have been 80 players who have won the trophy. The reason is that only 1 player has ever won the award twice – Archie Griffin (1974 and 1975).
Lamar Jackson is not the first player to have a chance to repeat as the award winner but he is currently the only player with a chance to repeat. I know that statement is obvious but I make it to remind you just hard it’s going to be to repeat. If that statement is obvious to you and I, then think about every opponent he and the Cards will face this year. They are all aware too and would love nothing more than to beat the reigning Heisman trophy winner or, at minimum, would love to sack him. If Lamar is going to repeat, he will have to do so with a target on his back. Read the rest of this entry
It’s only January and conference play has just begun, but Bovada has already released an updated look at the 2017 NCAA National Championship odds for men’s college hoops.
It’s rivalry week and that means it is time to break down everything humanly possible about this years edition of the game. With that said Drew Deener of ESPN680 had on Pat Marrow from the Vegas gambling site Bovada to discuss the line for Saturday’s game. Most guesses I have heard the past few weeks have had the Cats around the 8 point line BUT not so fast my friend. According to Marrow look for UK to open up at 2-2.5 point favorites for the game. Marrow did say that line could be bet up to 3-4 but still much close than most were expecting.
Why so low you ask? Marrow praised the home court advantage of the Cards saying that will play a major role in the outcome of this game. Marrow also went on to say that at Rupp or at a Neutral Site Kentucky is still only around a 5 point favorite to win the game. Look do lines really mean anything? No. However I have to say that isn’t too bad of a line for a game the Cards have ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE OF WINNING. See you Saturday Cats 🙂 #L1C4
According to Vegas betting website Bovada the Cards open as a 25/1 favorite to make it to Indianapolis and cut down the nets. The Cards 25/1 odds put them in the 8th spot along with Michigan St. and Villinova trailing only seven other teams.
North Carolina 16/1
Michigan State 25/1
Bring it!! #L1C4