it’s that wonderful time of the year college football The prospects for Week 0 are on the board.
Although the Week 0 matchups aren’t that flashy, there has been some movement in the offseason prospects.
For example, the Heisman Trophy prospects are interesting at the moment. And has been a Heisman winner and 2023 favorite ever since caleb williams With the action underway for Week 0, let’s do a little mishmash, shall we?
BetMGM Senior Trader Cameron Drucker helps us get to know Heisman odds and some notable games on the limited College Football Week 0 oddsboard.
uscWilliams is the real +500 favorite in BetMGM’s Heisman Trophy odds market. But one of the more popular players early on praised another alleged national championship contender, Ohio State. Buckeyes wideout marvin harrison Opened as the 11th pick at +2500, 10 spots behind Williams.
Interestingly, Harrison is now 12th in the Heisman odds, but his odds have actually dropped to +2000, meaning that a $10 bet would win $200, for a total payout of $210.
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Drucker said, “Unsurprisingly Harrison is currently one of our big liabilities.” “He has the most money among all the candidates and if he can play to his abilities and play the expected QB then he has as good a shot as anyone else.”
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Along with taking the most money ever in BetMGM’s digital market – online/mobile betting – Harrison is also the leader in ticket numbers.
go for two
Williams, who could be the No. 1 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, is first aiming for a second consecutive Heisman. oh, and a national championship for that USC Trojans, He would certainly prefer the latter over the former, with Southern Cal currently BetMGM’s +1400 sixth choice to win the title.
Williams is third in ticket count and fifth in money at BetMGM. But at that low +500 price, he’s not a liability for the book.
Drucker said, “There’s no big bucks on Williams yet. He’s going to be a small winner for us at the moment.” “Obviously, he’s as talented as any QB in the country and plays in a system that will allow him to play a large number of times. When you combine that with a lot of prime-time games and the talent surrounding him, So it’s pretty clear why he’s such a pre-season favorite.”
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BetMGM’s Heisman Trophy odds market has a few more QBs on the rise. lsu‘S jayden daniels Opened at +1600 and now +900 is the second choice. Daniels ranks fifth in ticket numbers and sixth in terms of money on BetMGM’s digital platform.
Drucker said, “As we approach Week 0, both have gotten a fair amount of action, with McCarthy being the bigger liability at the moment.” “It seems the public likes Michigan, so it’s no surprise JJ is a popular Heisman pick As yet.”
A handful of bookmakers with more than a handful of money to spare are leaning toward the long shot on the Heisman Trophy odds board.
Worthy has taken only 0.5% of all Heisman Trophy bets. But those tickets are adding up to 4.2% of the total money in the Heisman market, which puts Worth at No. 8 in dollars at stake. And with his opening and current odds of +6600, Worthy is definitely a liability for BetMGM.
“It seems likely that quinn evers‘ Favorite Target arrives this fall. “It will be interesting to see what kind of figures he can produce,” Drucker said.
zeroing at week 0
Notre Dame opens as a 20.5-point favorite in BetMGM’s College Football Week 0 odds market. The Fighting Irish spent most of the summer at -19.5 but is now back at -20.5 opener.
Drucker said, “Certainly we’ll be supporting the midshipmen coming in on Saturday.” “Our liability on the Irish is already small, and it will only increase before kickoff.”
As noted above, No. 6 USC hosts San Jose State, with oddsmakers making the Trojans the favorite by more than four touchdowns. The one-sided matchup is disappointing some bookies, who are opting for a more competitive Week 0 contest.
“San Jose State-USC is an obvious candidate [for good action]”With the Heisman winner back on the field,” Drucker pointed to Williams. But the other sport which is attracting surprisingly a lot of interest is ohio,san diego state, As we’ve seen the spread, there’s been a lot of squishing action on Ohio so far [drop] A bit But it will be a tough match between two very physical and well-trained teams.”
one in Kickoff at 7 p.m. ET on FS1, BetMGM opened the host Aztecs as 3.5-point favorites. But thanks to that rapid funding on the disadvantaged Bobcats, that line dropped to San Diego State -2.5 as of Monday.
Patrick Everson Sports Betting Analyst for Fox Sports and Senior Reporter for VegasInsider.com. He is a respected journalist in the national sports betting sector. He lives in Las Vegas, where he enjoys playing golf in 110-degree heat. Follow him on Twitter: @PatrickE_Vegas
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