(11) Kentucky
13
Final
30
(1) Georgia

Las Vegas’ current odds on Chubb and Georgia

Nick Chubb made strides, literally and figuratively, during Georgia's spring practice.

If you believe that Nick Chubb will not only return quickly this season, but be healthy and just as good as before, then you would appear to be in agreement with at least one Las Vegas sports book.

Georgia’s junior tailback has 20-1 odds to win the Heisman Trophy this season, according to Caesars Palace. That may not sound like much, but consider that a) there’s still no timetable for Chubb’s return, and b) there are only nine players with better odds for the Heisman.

The favorite, not surprisingly, is Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, followed by Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and LSU running back Leonard Fournette.

Chubb is the only Georgia player listed among the 42 on the sheet procured this past weekend from Caesars. That means Sony Michel, for instance, has greater than 100-1 odds, since those are the lowest odds listed. The top 12:

  • Deshaun Watson, Clemson: 5-1
  • Christian McCaffrey, Stanford: 11-2
  • Leonard Fournette, LSU: 8-1
  • Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma: 10-1
  • Dalvin Cook, Florida State: 12-1
  • Chad Kelly, Ole Miss: 15-1
  • JT Barrett, Ohio State: 15-1
  • Josh Rosen, UCLA: 15-1
  • Seth Russell, Baylor: 15-1
  • Nick Chubb, Georgia: 20-1
  • Samaje Perine, Oklahoma: 20-1
  • Deshone Kizer, Notre Dame: 20-1

Meanwhile, the same sports book  has decent but not great odds on Georgia winning the national championship: 25-1. (That means, for the uninitiated, you could bet $1 today that the Bulldogs will hoist the trophy on Jan. 9, 2017, and win $25.)

Georgia opened with 50-1 odds on Jan. 13, but has cut that in half. So the sports book must have either really liked the recruiting class, or saw Jacob Eason’s G-Day performance.

The current betting favorite to win the national title, by the way, is a bit of a surprise. Hint: Their coaches are coming to Georgia soon. Here are the top lines, including what the lines back in January were listed in parentheses:

  • Michigan: 5-1 … (15-1)
  • Alabama: 7-1 …. (6-1)
  • Clemson: 7-1 …. (7-1)
  • Ohio State: 7-1 …. (10-1)
  • LSU: 10-1 ….. (15-1)
  • Oklahoma: 10-1 …. (10-1)
  • Florida State: 12-1 …. (15-1)
  • Tennessee: 14-1 …. (15-1)
  • Baylor: 15-1 …… (12-1)
  • Notre Dame: 18-1 …. (15-1)
  • Stanford: 22-1 …. (20-1)
  • Michigan State: 28-1 … (40-1)
  • Ole Miss: 30-1 …. (30-1)
  • Oregon: 30-1 … (30-1)
  • UCLA: 35-1 …. (35-1)
  • USC: 35-1 ….. (40-1)
  • Florida: 40-1 …. (40-1)
  • Auburn: 40-1 …. (30-1)
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