The race for the 2015 Heisman Trophy is now over, so it’s worth looking back to see what kind of odds you would’ve gotten if you had correctly bet on the eventual winner, Alabama running back Derrick Henry.
Way back in July, picking Henry would’ve gotten you 16 to 1 odds. Back then, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (6-1) and Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliot (7-1) were the big favorites.
By mid-September, Boykin was still on top with 8.5 to 1 odds, with Ohio State’s Elliott and his teammate, Cardale Jones, at 9 to 1. Henry? He was still at 12 to 1.
When November rolled around, it was LSU running back Leonard Fournette who was the huge favorite at -225 while Henry dropped to 14 to 1.
One month later, on Heisman eve, Henry was at +150 and, of course, that bore out correctly. If you had bet Henry in July at sport.netbet.co.uk, you would’ve done quite well for yourself, while any bet on Boykin or Fournette would’ve fallen well short.