Heisman Trophy Betting Odds Tracker

Which players are rising and which players are falling in the odds to win the Heisman Trophy at the sportsbooks? The current top players on the Heisman Trophy betting lines at Bovada are listed in the chart below; check back periodically this season for odds updates.


SuperContest Team OS Wk 11 Review

For the second time in six home games this season the unbeaten New England Patriots (10-0) saw the final score land right on the number posted on the SuperContest Card, awarding a half-point to all of those who selected them and the Buffalo Bills (5-5) after their 20-13 victory in the Monday Night Football game.


LSU Just Can’t Cover The Spread

LSU Ben Simmons

LSU dropped their first game of the season Monday when they lost to Marquette, but they once again failed to cover, which if far from an abnormality. The Tigers are 0-4 ATS this season, despite a 3-1 SU record. LSU will try and bounce back Tuesday when they clash with NC State at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

LSU did not want to lean too heavily on super prospect Ben Simmons coming into the season, but that has been exactly what has happened. The freshman is averaging a staggering 19.3 points, 14.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists through his first four career games.

NC State is a shell of the team that ousted LSU from March Madness last season, with three of the Wolfpack’s top four scorers gone this season.  

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NCAAB Betting: Maryland vs Illinois State

Maryland Terrapins Melo Trimble

The Maryland Terrapins have survived a pair of scares in the young college hoops season after topping Georgetown and Rider and will be looking to keep their perfect record intact Tuesday versus the Illinois State Redbirds in the semifinal matchup of the Cancun Challenge in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 11-4 in the Redbirds' last 15 games.
  • The Terrapins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • The UNDER is 7-1 in the Terrapins last 8 games following a ATS loss.

Illinois State doesn't have the best track record against Big Ten teams, going 7-24 all-time against the conference. The winner of the game will face either Rhode Island or TCU in Wednesday’s title game.

It’s early, but the absence of sophomore guard Dion Wiley – a projected starter who was lost to a knee injury before the season started – has been evident for the Terrapins.

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Warriors Face Massive Spread vs Lakers

Curry Barnes Warriors

Tonight is the night for the Golden State Warriors as they attempt to set the record for most wins to start a season—16. It doesn’t appear as if they’ll have much of a challenge as they’ll face the laughingstock of the Western Conference, the two-win Los Angeles Lakers.

The spread opened at -17 for the home team Warriors, tying the mark for the biggest spread to date in the current NBA season. The Warriors have won seven of their last 10 vs the Lakers, while also going 7-3 ATS during that span. The huge spread might scare some off, but maybe it shouldn’t as four of the seven wins over the Lakers were absolute blowouts, beating them by 21, 23, 19 and 31.

The Lakers have also been a bad bet this season as they’ve gone just 4-9 ATS. The good news for the Lakers is that Kobe Bryant is expected to be in the lineup tonight. His 16.3 points per game average this season is his lowest since his second season in the league. He does, however, have a history of lighting up the Warriors, as he’s averaged 27.9 points against them in 64 career games.

OVER/UNDER bettors take note—the O/U is 7-3 in the last ten games between these teams including five of the past six when the teams play in Golden State.

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Clippers Have Been a Money Pit Lately

Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul

The Los Angeles Clippers have imploded as of late, dropping three straight games and seven of their last nine while covering the spread just twice during that span. Head coach Doc Rivers will be looking for a better performance from his team when they travel to Denver for a date with the Nuggets on Tuesday.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 4-0 in the Nuggets' last 4 games.
  • The Clippers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 trips to Denver.
  • The Clippers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs. the Western Conference.

Denver (6-8 SU) is 0-2 on their four-game homestand and is coming off a 118-105 loss to the seemingly unstoppable Golden State Warriors in which they allowed the Dubs to shoot a blistering 15 for 29 from 3-point land.

The Clips have been one of the worst bets in the NBA season, sitting tied for the second-worst ATS mark in the league at 4-9. The Houston Rockets (3-11 ATS) are the only team that has performed worse at the betting window.

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Stars Have Not Lost To Senators in Years

Dallas Stars Tyler Seguin Jamie Benn

The Dallas Stars host the Ottawa Senators, a team they have not lost to since 2008, Tuesday night at American Airlines Center. The Stars have won the past seven games against the Sens, but six of those have been by just one goal.

The Stars have been the class of the Western Conference this season with a four point lead over the second-place St. Louis Blues. Dallas is on a five-game winning streak and has won 11 of their past 13 games.

Craig Anderson, who has made 61 saves in back-to-back shutouts in his past two starts, will be making his fifth-straight start in net for the Sens. Erik Karlsson has Ottawa’s offense rolling, with the defenseman registering five goals and five assists during a six-game point streak.

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College Football Week 13 Odds Analysis

The Clemson Tigers are just 1-5 straight up and against the spread in their last six games against the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Tigers will look to avoid disaster and remain undefeated this Saturday on the road against the Gamecocks.

Clemson is a 17.5-point road favorite against South Carolina according to online sportsbook 5Dimes. The line opened with Clemson at -15.5, but early action on the Tigers has moved the line by two points.


College Football Championship Futures

A dominant win over Charleston Southern coupled with an Ohio State loss to Michigan State has thrusted the Alabama Crimson Tide into a heavy favorite to win the National Championship this season. Alabama is now +150 to be the last team standing according to Bovada.

Ohio State, who before last week were the favorites all season long, has taken a massive tumble after their loss to the Spartans dropping from +300 on November 20 to +1600 on November 23.


NBA Odds: Eastern Conference Futures

Atlanta Hawks Jeff Teague

Heading into the 2015/16 NBA campaign many pundits believed the Eastern Conference was a race between the Cleveland Cavaliers and everyone else. Cleveland has held its own atop of the standings a month into the season, but it won’t be the cakewalk back to the NBA Finals that many predicted.

The Chicago Bulls (+900), Miami Heat (+1100) and Atlanta Hawks (+1200) are the three teams that are most likely to challenge the Cavs for the conference title at online sportsbook Bovada.

When it comes to filling out the rest of the playoff bracket, it’s anyone’s guess at this point. The East has been a source for punch lines from hoops fans in recent seasons due to the imbalance in talent when compared to the competitive West. But this year’s edition of the Eastern Conference, led by improved teams like the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons, is the tightest it’s been in quite some time.

Here’s a look at Bovada's updated Eastern Conference odds.

2016 Eastern Conference Champion Odds
Cleveland Cavaliers-300
Chicago Bulls+900
Miami Heat+1100
Atlanta Hawks+1200
Toronto Raptors+1600
Washington Wizards+2500
Boston Celtics+2500
Detroit Pistons+4000
Indiana Pacers+4000
New York Knicks+6600
Milwaukee Bucks+6600
Charlotte Hornets+10000
Orlando Magic+10000

Odds as of November 19 at Bovada

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Can anyone catch the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference this year? For a team that boasts a starting five of Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Timofey Mozgov that's not going to be an easy task, but there are a few clubs who could make a serious push.

The Cavs are -250 chalk to claim the East at online sportsbook Bovada, and it's a hefty drop off after that. The Chicago Bulls (+750), Miami Heat (+1200), Atlanta Hawks (+1600) and Washington Wizards (+1800) round out the top five.

It's interesting to note Miami's presence so high on that list considering it was just over a year ago that LeBron James took his talents back to Cleveland, but it's easy to understand why when you look at the Heat's roster on paper. If the Bulls can stay healthy (a big if) they should be in the mix, while the Atlanta Hawks aren't expected by oddsmakers to be a serious threat after a stellar regular season in 2014/15.

2015-16 Eastern Conference Champion Odds

Odds as of October 26 at Bovada

  • Cleveland Cavaliers -250
  • Chicago Bulls +750
  • Miami Heat +1200
  • Atlanta Hawks +1600
  • Washington Wizards +1800
  • Indiana Pacers +2500
  • Milwaukee Bucks +2500
  • Toronto Raptors +2500
  • Boston Celtics +4000
  • Brooklyn Nets +10000
  • Detroit Pistons +10000
  • New York Knicks +10000
  • Charlotte Hornets +10000
  • Orlando Magic +12500
  • Philadelphia 76ers +12500


LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the clear favorites on the offseason odds to win the NBA Eastern Conference championship in the upcoming season, with online sportsbook Bovada setting them as the -300 favorites to claim the Eastern crown and make a return trip to the NBA Finals in 2016.

The Cavaliers are then followed by the Chicago Bulls at +800 on the odds to win the NBA Eastern Conference in the upcoming season, with the Miami Heat just behind them at +900, and the Atlanta Hawks a step back of the top contenders at +1800. The Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, and Washington Wizards are all at +2500.

2016 NBA Eastern Conference Champion

Odds as of August 30 at Bovada

  • Cleveland Cavaliers -300
  • Chicago Bulls +800
  • Miami Heat +900
  • Atlanta Hawks +1800
  • Indiana Pacers +2500
  • Milwaukee Bucks +2500
  • Toronto Raptors +2500
  • Washington Wizards +2500
  • Boston Celtics +4000
  • Brooklyn Nets +7500
  • Detroit Pistons +7500
  • New York Knicks +7500
  • Charlotte Hornets +10000
  • Orlando Magic +12500
  • Philadelphia 76ers +12500


Here are the updated odds to win the NBA Eastern Conference at the online sportsbooks.

2015 NBA Eastern Conference Champion

Odds as of May 5 at Bovada

  • Chicago Bulls 3/2
  • Cleveland Cavaliers 8/5
  • Atlanta Hawks 5/1
  • Washington Wizards 5/1


LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the second seed on the Eastern Conference side of the NBA playoff bracket, but they're the top team on the odds to win the conference title this spring at Bovada.

At Bovada the Cavaliers are the 1/2 favorites on the odds to win the Eastern Conference, followed by the Atlanta Hawks at 13/4, the Chicago Bulls at 11/2, and the Toronto Raptors at 16/1. The Hawks are the top seed for the playoffs, with the Bulls the third seed, and the Raptors the fourth seed.

The Washington Wizards are then at 25/1, with the Boston Celtics at 66/1, the Brooklyn Nets at 75/1, and the Milwaukee Bucks at 100/1. Washington faces Toronto in the first round, while Boston takes on Cleveland, Brooklyn meets Atlanta, and Milwaukee goes up against Chicago.

Odds to Win 2014/15 NBA Eastern Conference at Bovada as of April 15

Cleveland Cavaliers 1/2
Atlanta Hawks 13/4
Chicago Bulls 11/2
Toronto Raptors 16/1
Washington Wizards 25/1
Boston Celtics 66/1
Brooklyn Nets 75/1
Milwaukee Bucks 100/1


The Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorites on the odds to win the 2014/15 NBA Eastern Conference late in March, with Bovada listing LeBron James and company as the 1/2 chalk on those NBA futures.

The Atlanta Hawks are then second at 13/5, with the Chicago Bulls at 8/1, the Toronto Raptors at 25/1, and the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat at 40/1. The Indiana Pacers are farther back on that list at Bovada at 66/1 odds, with the Boston Celtics pegged at 75/1 odds.

Odds to Win 2014/15 NBA Eastern Conference at Bovada as of March 28

Cleveland Cavaliers 1/2
Atlanta Hawks 13/5
Chicago Bulls 8/1
Toronto Raptors 25/1
Miami Heat 40/1
Washington Wizards 40/1
Indiana Pacers 66/1
Boston Celtics 75/1
Milwaukee Bucks 100/1
Brooklyn Nets 250/1
Charlotte Hornets 250/1


LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorites and the Chicago Bulls are expected to be their closest competitor as the sportsbooks offer up their odds to win the NBA's Eastern Conference prior to the start of the 2014/15 campaign.

The Cavaliers are the clear 4/5 favorites on the Eastern Conference futures at Bovada heading into the season, with the Bulls behind them at 9/4 odds. From there there's a drop down to the Washington Wizards, who are listed at 12/1 odds. The Toronto Raptors are next at 20/1 odds at the sportsbook.

Odds to Win 2014/15 NBA Eastern Conference at Bovada as of October 20

Atlanta Hawks 40/1
Boston Celtics 75/1
Brooklyn Nets 28/1
Charlotte Hornets 25/1
Chicago Bulls 9/4
Cleveland Cavaliers 4/5
Detroit Pistons 100/1
Indiana Pacers 25/1
Miami Heat 25/1
Milwaukee Bucks 150/1
New York Knicks 25/1
Orlando Magic 100/1
Philadelphia 76ers 250/1
Toronto Raptors 20/1
Washington Wizards 12/1


LeBron James and the Miami Heat were the Eastern Conference champions once again last season, and the sportsbooks don't see them getting dethroned this season - they're the favorites to repeat that feat in 2013/14.

At Bovada the Heat sit as the 1/1 favorites on the odds to win the East this season, after they knocked out the Indiana Pacers in the conference finals in seven games last year before taking care of the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.

The Chicago Bulls, who fell in five games to the Heat in last year's conference semifinals, are the second-favorites on that list at 7/2 odds. Chicago should be bolstered this season by the long-awaited return of Derrick Rose to the hardwood; Rose missed the entire 2012/13 season as he recovered from a knee injury.

The Pacers are then tied with the Brooklyn Nets at 11/2 odds, with Brooklyn falling in seven games to Chicago in the first round of last year's playoffs but adding both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in a trade with the Boston Celtics over the offseason.

The New York Knicks round out the top tier of contenders on the odds to win the Eastern Conference this season at 9/1; New York fell in six games to the Pacers in last year's conference semifinals.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons both then sit at 40/1 odds at Bovada, with the Washington Wizards at 50/1, and each of the Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, and Boston Celtics at 66/1.

The Milwaukee Bucks, who were swept in the first round of last year's playoffs by the Heat, are at 100/1 on that NBA futures list, with the Philadelphia 76ers at 150/1, and both the Charlotte Bobcats and the Orlando Magic at 250/1.

Odds to Win 2013/14 NBA Eastern Conference at Bovada

Miami Heat 1/1
Chicago Bulls 7/2
Brooklyn Nets 11/2
Indiana Pacers 11/2
New York Knicks 9/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 40/1
Detroit Pistons 40/1
Washington Wizards 50/1
Atlanta Hawks 66/1
Boston Celtics 66/1
Toronto Raptors 66/1
Milwaukee Bucks 100/1
Philadelphia 76ers 150/1
Charlotte Bobcats 250/1
Orlando Magic 250/1


The Miami Heat are the favorites at the online sportsbooks once again to claim the Eastern Conference title this year, with their biggest challenger missing their top player for a large chunk of the season.

The Heat are pegged at 5/8 at Bovada to get back to the NBA Finals once again in 2012/13, with the Chicago Bulls second on that list at 13/2 heading into the start of the regular season.

Miami lost just six games over their first three playoff series last season en route to a berth in the NBA Finals, and have the core of their team intact once again this time around. The Bulls, meanwhile, won't have star guard Derrick Rose in the lineup for months as he recovers from last year's knee injury.

The Boston Celtics are next at 7/1 on that odds list, with the Brooklyn Nets at 10/1, and both the Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks at 14/1. The Knicks lost in the first round of last year's playoffs to Miami, while the Nets missed the playoffs in their final season in New Jersey.

The Philadelphia 76ers round out the second tier of contenders at 18/1 on the odds to win the NBA's Eastern Conference, and the Atlanta Hawks are back at 35/1 with Joe Johnson now in Brooklyn. Everyone else sits at 66/1 odds or higher to win the conference.

The complete Eastern Conference futures list at Bovada ...

Miami Heat 5/8
Chicago Bulls 13/2
Boston Celtics 7/1
Brooklyn Nets 10/1
Indiana Pacers 14/1
New York Knicks 14/1
Philadelphia 76ers 18/1
Atlanta Hawks 35/1
Milwaukee Bucks 66/1
Orlando Magic 66/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 100/1
Toronto Raptors 100/1
Washington Wizards 100/1
Detroit Pistons 125/1
Charlotte Bobcats 200/1


The Miami Heat won the NBA's Eastern Conference last season, and they're the favorites at the sportsbooks at 1/1 odds to capture that title once again this year.

Derrick Rose is looking for another big season for the Bulls, who fell short against the Heat in a seven-game series in the playoffs last year. The Bulls are at 5/2 at Bovada to capture the Eastern Conference title. Many observers believe Chicago is well-rounded with a better coach, but so much star power in South Beach leaves them farther down on the futures betting list than the Heat.

Boston is a veteran-laden team and they could benefit the most from a shortened season. Bovada has the Celtics at 13/2 on the futures boards for a deep run at the conference championship. The Knicks will have a full season with Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire on the roster, and that should boost that team's chances as they come in at 9/1 odds on the East's futures board.

Orlando fell hard in the first round of the NBA playoffs last season but are next at Bovada at 12/1 in East futures betting. Atlanta upset the Magic in the first round last year and expect better things in a tough Eastern Conference; the Hawks are at 30/1 odds on that futures board.

The Nets also come in at 30/1 odds, while the Indiana Pacers round out the second-tier teams on the futures board at 50/1 odds to claim the East title.

The complete Eastern Conference futures list at Bovada ...

Miami Heat 1/1
Chicago Bulls 5/2
Boston Celtics 13/2
New York Knicks 9/1
Orlando Magic 12/1
Atlanta Hawks 30/1
New Jersey Nets 30/1
Indiana Pacers 50/1
Milwaukee Bucks 60/1
Philadelphia 76ers 60/1
Charlotte Bobcats 80/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 80/1
Detroit Pistons 80/1
Toronto Raptors 80/1
Washington Wizards 80/1



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