Aggies' Hill gets Heisman bets
August 31, 2014
By VI News
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The college football season is underway and one of the most popular prop wagers at Sportsbook.ag is focused on the Heisman Trophy race.
Last year, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston came out of nowhere in Week 1 with a monster performance on Labor Day. The signal caller increased his production as the season progressed and he claimed the 2013 Heisman Trophy.
Winston opened as the top betting choice (5/1) to repeat at Sportsbook.ag and he remains a 4/1 favorite as of Sunday. After watching the first weekend, it appears that bettors believe he will be challenged to win back-to-back Heisman trophies.
The biggest move at Sportsbook.ag was on Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill, who helped the Aggies dice up No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday. Hill finished the game 44-of-60 for 511 yards and three touchdowns.
Prior to the season, Hill wasn’t listed in the Heisman futures. After Thursday’s performance, Sportsbook.ag opened the gunslinger at 20/1 odds and that number has now dropped to 10/1.
Even though quarterbacks have won the Heisman Trophy 12 of the past 13 years, some bettors are buying stock into a pair of running backs, Georgia’s Todd Gurley (7/1) and Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon (12/1).
All of the updated odds from Sportsbook.ag are listed below.
Odds to win 2014 Heisman Trophy
Jameis Winston (Florida St) 5/1
Marcus Mariota (Oregon) 11/2
Todd Gurley (Georgia) 7/1
Brett Hundley (UCLA) 10/1
Bryce Petty (Baylor) 10/1
Kenny Hill (Texas A&M) 10/1
Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) 12/1
TJ Yeldon (Alabama) 12/1
Myles Jack (UCLA) 15/1
Nick Marshall (Auburn) 16/1
Trevor Knight (Oklahoma) 16/1
Everett Golson (Notre Dame) 22/1
Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska) 25/1
Christian Hackenberg (Penn St) 25/1
Cody Kessler (USC) 30/1
Rashad Greene (Florida State) 30/1
Connor Cook (Michigan State) 35/1
Derrick Henry (Alabama) 35/1
Karlos Williams (Florida St) 35/1
Leonard Fournette (LSU) 35/1
Duke Johnson (Miami) 38/1
Cameron Artis Payne (Auburn) 40/1
Sean Mannion (Oregon State) 40/1
Dak Prescott (Mississippi State) 50/1
Thomas Tyner (Oregon) 50/1
Javorius Allen (USC) 60/1
Rakeem Cato (Marshall) 60/1
Mike Davis (South Carolina) 75/1
Taylor Kelly (Arizona State) 75/1
Taysom Hill (BYU) 75/1
JW Walsh (Oklahoma St) 100/1
Jake Waters (Kansas St) 100/1
How to read the Odds:
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Ex. Bet $100 on Marcus Mariota (11/2) to win $550
Ex. Bet $100 on Todd Gurley (7/1) to win $700
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