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Mariota remains Bovada’s Heisman betting favorite

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After shifting almost weekly from player to player to player before the start of the 2013 season and into 2013, the odds are settling in on a favorite Duck.

Marcus Mariota was 9/2 in mid-September, slightly ahead of Johnny Manziel‘s 5/1; two weeks later, the Oregon quarterback is far and away the favorite at 8/5, even in the face of a HesimanPundit straw poll of actual voters that has the reigning stiff-armed trophy winner ahead at this point in time.

One word of warning: On Sept. 21 of last year, West Virginia’s Geno Smith was Bovada‘s betting favorite. Five weeks later, Kansas State’s Collin Klein was that wagering website’s overwhelming favorite. Manziel wasn’t among the 15 players listed in the September odds, nor was he among the eight listed in the Oct. 25 set of odds. He finally joined the Heisman party — albeit behind Klein — in mid-November.

Speaking of Manziel, and somewhat surprisingly, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater has leapfrogged the Texas A&M quarterback in this latest release. Bridgewater, 13/2 two weeks ago, is now at 11/2. Manziel, meanwhile, has just as inexplicably dropped to 15/2, even as his one-for-the-ages performance in a loss to Alabama came after the last release.

The opposing quarterback in that game, the Tide’s AJ McCarron, is at 10/1, as is Clemson’s Tajh Boyd. McCarron’s stock has dipped a bit in the eyes of Bovada as he was at 13/2 in mid-September.

Below are all of the latest odds, again courtesy of

Marcus Mariota (QB Oregon) 8/5
Teddy Bridgewater (QB Louisville) 11/2
Johnny Manziel (QB Texas A&M) 15/2
A.J. McCarron (QB Alabama) 10/1
Tajh Boyd (QB Clemson) 10/1
Aaron Murray (QB Georgia) 12/1
Jameis Winston (QB Florida State) 12/1
T.J. Yeldon (RB Alabama) 15/1
Brett Hundley (QB UCLA) 18/1
Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State) 20/1
Blake Bell (QB Oklahoma) 25/1
De’Anthony Thomas (RB Oregon) 25/1
Lache Seastrunk (RB Baylor) 25/1
Todd Gurley (RB Georgia) 25/1
Kevin Hogan (QB Stanford) 25/1
Bryce Petty (QB Baylor) 25/1
Duke Johnson (RB Miami) 50/1
Jordan Lynch (QB Northern Illinois) 66/1
Stephen Morris (QB Miami) 100/1
Sammy Watkins (WR Clemson) 100/1

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5 Responses to “Mariota remains Bovada’s Heisman betting favorite”
  1. machomachadoman says: Oct 3, 2013 4:20 PM

    That would be pretty damn impressive if Eddie Lacy wins the Heisman this year….

  2. John Taylor says: Oct 3, 2013 4:22 PM

    Ya know, I copied that from the odds Bovada sent out and didn’t even notice that. Assuming somebody from there very badly misspelled Yeldon’s name. Good catch.

  3. pacific123ocean says: Oct 3, 2013 4:50 PM

    These cannot be the latest odds, because Everett Golson is on this list, and he is not even in school.

  4. John Taylor says: Oct 3, 2013 4:54 PM

    You posted that before I could get in and edit.

    Just spoke to Bovada via email. Those are indeed the latest odds. Why was Yeldon mistaken for Lacy and Golson included? I have no clue; they had no explanation.

    It’s my fault for not paying closer attention to odds beyond the top four or five.

  5. machomachadoman says: Oct 3, 2013 5:56 PM

    What confuses me more is the fact that Yeldon was included in that list as well at 33/1 odds.

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