Stetson Bennett’s Heisman Trophy odds have shrunk from +10000 before the season to +800 now.
For bets on Bennett to win the Heisman Trophy, then the candidates with shorter odds than him must falter.
ATHENS, Ga. – Through Week Four of the college football season, it appears that Stetson “The Mailman” Bennett may deliver some large payouts for those that bet on him to win the Heisman Trophy this season.
Based on how his odds have trended, this may be the last week when betting on Bennett to win the Heisman Trophy comes with odds as long as 8-1. The Mailman’s odds have gone from +10000 odds when Heisman Trophy bets first opened to +800 before Week Four.
Stetson Bennett Heisman Trophy Odds Tracker
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Betting on Stetson Bennett at college football sportsbooks is both a bet on him to continue his high level of play and a bet against some of the other top candidates.
Bennett has certainly held up his end of the bargain when it comes to performance, as he has yet to throw an interception this season and nearly has 1,000 yards passing (952 to be exact) through three games this season. What makes his performance and statistics all the more impressive is that he has yet to play in the fourth quarter this season because his Georgia Bulldog team has dominated their competition so thoroughly.
Despite not getting to play a full football game yet this season, Stetson Bennett has started the season with a streak that has not been accomplished since a former NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion accomplished the feat in 2016.
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Outside of Bennett’s play, each of the candidates in front of him on legal sportsbook’s odds boards has certain factors working against them:
CJ Stroud (+200): Stroud is likely the hardest candidate to find a clear flaw in his performance to start the season as he has 941 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Stroud, who is also the favorite to go first in the NFL Draft, has only one “blemish” on his resume in that he did not play his best game against the then number five ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Week One when Ohio State failed to cover what was a 17 point spread in their 21-10 victory.
Caleb Williams (+300): After following his Oklahoma Head Coach, Lincoln Riley, to the University of Southern California (USC), Williams has led the USC offensive to over 40 points in each of three games. Working against Williams is the fact that during the College Football Playoff era only Lamar Jackson in 2016 won the award without making the playoffs. USC has +250 odds to make it to the playoff.
Bryce Young (+400): Young, the 2021 Heisman Trophy winner, has two factors working against him currently. The most important factor is that no Heiman Trophy winner has repeated since Archie Griffin did in 1974 and 1975. That near 50-year gap between repeat winners shows that voter fatigue may be a large factor in Heisman Trophy voting. For those looking to nitpick, Young’s other blemish is that he has two interceptions this season. He is the only player out of Bennett, Stroud, Williams, and himself to have thrown even one.
For Stetson Bennett to win the Heisman Trophy and pay off bets at legal sports betting sites then he needs to continue to play as well as he has and for his competitors to falter.
If all that happens, Stetson Bennett may win the Heisman Trophy.
No Heisman Trophy winner has been picked later than the second round in the NFL Draft since 2006, meaning the Mailman may even start delivering on Sundays.
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Brett is a passionate sports writer who majored in Sport Management at Florida State University. He combines his knowledge of stats with his understanding of game theory to find the best values when sports betting. Brett enjoys golfing, playing cornhole, and hanging out by the pool when he’s not locked in watching games.