Deshaun Watson, Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette are the preseason favorites to win the Heisman Trophy. Recent history suggests they won’t be a Heisman finalist, let alone the actual winner.
In the last five years, there have been 48 players that began the season with +2000 or better odds to win the Heisman per SportsOddsHistory. Of this group, just 15 finished in the top 10 in voting. Only seven of the preseason favorites were invited to New York for the Heisman ceremony. And just one player among the 48 possible candidates actually won the award.
- Only 31.3% finish in the top 10
- Just 14.6% are Heisman finalist
- 1 – number of preseason favorites to win Heisman
Don’t bet on the Heisman
Are you still considering placing a bet? Not only is it nearly impossible to predict which player will win the Heisman but the odds heavily favor the house. Vegas has baked 23.2% of juice into the Heisman lines this year. Another reason this is a bad bet, it ties up a portion of your bankroll for the entire college football season.
You’re a grown-up, you can make your own decisions. If you do bet the Heisman, just know the odds aren’t in your favor.
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