2017 Heisman Betting Odds
July 6, 2017
By VI News
The 2017 college football season begins in late August but it's never too early to look at future odds on the most prestigious individual award, the Heisman Trophy.
Oddsmakers at BetOnline.ag have released numbers for the upcoming season and to no surprise a pair of quarterbacks opened as favorites in February.
The top betting choices were Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, and last season's Heisman winner, Lamar Jackson out of Louisville. Both stars were listed at 7/1 odds (Bet $100 to win $700) as Jackson was the runaway recipient of the 2016 award after throwing 31 touchdown passes and rushing for another 21 scores.
Mayfield threw multiple touchdown passes in all 13 games for the Sooners last season, while leading OU to an 11-2 record and a Sugar Bowl victory over Auburn.
However, he's been dealing with recent off the field issues which include an arrest in February for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest. As of now, he hasn't been suspended or dismissed from Oklahoma.
As of early July, Mayfield's odds have dropped to 15/2 (Bet $100 to win $750). Jackson is also a 15/2 choice.
Along with the pair, USC's Sam Darnold has been bumped up to 17/4 odds (Bet $100 to win $425) from 8/1. He put together an impressive 10-game stretch to lead the Trojans to nine straight wins to close the season and had a remarkable performance in the Rose Bowl.
The top running back on the board is Penn State standout Saquon Barkley, who scored 18 rushing touchdowns and posted 194 yards on the ground in a Rose Bowl defeat to USC. Barkley is listed at 10/1 odds, while Alabama tailback Bo Scarbrough is right behind at 14/1 after reaching the end zone 11 times in the Crimson Tide's run to the National Championship game.
The top four choices to win this season's award are quarterbacks, who have won this honor in nine of the last 11 years.
Listed below are all of the latest odds provided by BetOnline.ag.
Odds to win 2017 Heisman Trophy (12/09/17) - per BetOnline.ag
Sam Darnold (USC) 17/4
Lamar Jackson (Louisville) 15/2
Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) 15/2
JT Barrett (Ohio State) 10/1
Saquon Barkley (Penn State) 10/1
Deondre Francois (Florida State) 12/1
Bo Scarbrough (Alabama) 14/1
Derrius Guice (LSU) 14/1
Jake Browning (Washington) 16/1
Jalen Hurts (Alabama) 16/1
Trace McSorley (Penn State) 20/1
Quinton Flowers (South Florida) 20/1
Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State) 25/1
Josh Rosen (UCLA) 25/1
Nick Chubb (Georgia) 25/1
Kamryn Pettway (Auburn) 28/1
Luke Falk (Washington State) 33/1
Shane Buechele (Texas) 33/1
Nick Fitzgerald (Mississippi State) 50/1
Brandon Wimbush (Notre Dame) 50/1
Ed Oliver (Houston) 66/1
Justin Herbert (Oregon) 66/1
Ty Johnson (Maryland) 66/1
Sewo Olonilua (TCU) 66/1
Calvin Ridley (Alabama) 80/1
Odds Subject to Change - Updated 7.6.17
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