Earlier today, we took a look at Bovada’s team win total projections. This afternoon, the online sports book released updated odds for this season’s Heisman Trophy.
When the first projections were released in January, Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall was given odds of 9-to-1 from Bovada. Today, Marshall’s Heisman odds dropped to 16-to-1. Jameis Winston, last year’s winner, remains the best bet to win at 9-to-2.
One can only speculate, though it is likely that the drop in odds has something to do with the announcement this week that Marshall will not start the season opener against Arkansas. It is fair to assume if a player is projected to miss time on the field, that his chances of winning an award should also go down. Of course, odds adjustments like the ones revealed today are made from time to time, and will be commond throughout the season.
Marshall was one of the original favorites for college football’s highest honor, and still ranks in the top eight according to Bovada. Players listed ahead of Marshall now include Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (6-to-1), Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (15-to-2), Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty (12-to-1), UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley (14-to-1) and Georgia running back Todd Gurley (14-to-1).