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Heisman Trophy Odds: Tua Back On Top

Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide is the betting favorite to win the Heisman Trophy

Tua Tagovailoa is once again the betting favorite to win the Heisman Trophy after the Crimson Tide rolled over Texas A&M in Week 7. After consecutive weeks where Joe Burrow and then Jalen Hurts topped the odds table, Tua (+115) is back perched for the second week in a row where he spent most of 2018. 

Following Tagovailoa on Bovada’s list of Heisman Trophy odds are Jalen Hurts (+300), Joe Burrow (+300), Justin Fields (+900) and Jonathan Taylor (+1200).

D’Andre Swift (+10000) and Trevor Lawrence (+7000) have fallen way back from contention. 

It’s a Quarterback Award

It’s normally a QB who takes home this trophy and although Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor is pushing hard from the backfield, it’s the gunslingers who continue to lead the odds. 

Of the top five candidates, only one isn’t a quarterback. Further down the oddsboard we see running backs J.K. Dobbins (+7000), Travis Etienne (+9000) and AJ Dillon (+20000).

Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy is the best wide receiver option on the list at +6000. 

Here’s a look at the full list:

2019 Heisman Trophy Odds
PlayerOdds
Tua Tagovailoa+115
Jalen Hurts+300
Joe Burrow+300
Justin Fields+900
Jonathan Taylor+1200
Justin Herbert+6000
Jerry Jeudy+6000
Jake Fromm+7000
J.K. Dobbins+7000
Trevor Lawrence+7000
Travis Etienne+9000
Bo Nix+9000
D’Andre Swift+10000
Sam Ehlinger+10000
Ian Book+10000
Kelly Bryant+10000
Shea Patterson+10000
AJ Dillon+20000

Odds as of October 15 at Bovada


Making a Futures Bet

A futures bet is a wager made on events or milestones that will happen in time. The Heisman bet is a form of futures betting because you are making a pick based on an outcome determined at the end of NCAA football season. The trophy is given out in mid-December and if you want to get a bigger payout, it’s best to lock in your bets sooner rather than later so you can take advantage of better odds. The closer it gets to Heisman voting, the more the odds will change.

How to Read Heisman Trophy Odds

The above chart features the odds from each top player in college football. At your sportsbook of choice, the betting lines would look something like this:

Joe Burrow +300

Austin Kendall +25000

This means that LSU’s quarterback has a 3/1 chance of winning the award based on his on-field performance vs the other top players in the running for the trophy. If you were to bet $25 on this QB and he won, you would get a payout of $100 – your original $25 is returned along with your winnings of $75.

On the other hand, if you strongly believe that Kendall is going to outdo himself at West Virginia and give the performance of a lifetime, a winning $25 bet on him would yield $6,275 – your $25 comes back along with your prize of $6,250.

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