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Ohio State’s odds to win national title, J.T. Barrett’s odds to win Heisman get better

Bovada released a fresh batch of odds–and early signs point good things to the Buckeyes.

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With football season steadily creeping up on the calendar, the oddsmakers in Vegas are putting together more odds on who will walk away with the national championship and Heisman Trophy.

The sportsbook Bovada unveiled new odds on who they have as favorites for the title and Heisman. That’s good news for Ohio State, as the Buckeyes are shown to have shorter (better) odds of winning the title and quarterback J.T. Barrett winning the Heisman.

OSU is now seen as 13/2 favorites to win the whole enchilada, better odds than the 15/2 odds they had back on Jan. 1. For the Heisman, Barrett now sits at 8/1 odds—tied for fourth best odds. Previously, on Feb. 20, Barrett had 12/1 odds of winning the prestigious trophy.

Below are some of the odds for favorites to win the College Football Playoff National Championship:

College Football Playoff Champion Odds (Aug. 8, 2017)

Team Odds
Team Odds
Alabama 12/5
USC 6/1
Ohio State 13/2
Florida State 15/2
Michigan 16/1
Oklahoma 16/1
Penn State 16/1
Auburn 20/1
Washington 20/1

Keeping things in the Big Ten, here’s a list of the 10 squads that have odds to win the national title:

Big Ten Odds to win CFP National Championship (Aug. 8, 2017)

Team Odds
Team Odds
Ohio State 13/2
Michigan 16/1
Penn State 16/1
Wisconsin 33/1
Nebraska 200/1
Iowa 300/1
Northwestern 300/1
Michigan State 500/1
Minnesota 500/1
Maryland 1000/1

And lastly, here’s the top 10 odds for who is projected to walk away with the Heisman:

Heisman Trophy Odds (Aug. 8, 2017)

Name Odds
Name Odds
Sam Darnold (QB / USC) 4/1
Saquon Barkley (RB / Penn State 7/1
Baker Mayfield (QB / Oklahoma) 15/2
J.T. Barrett (QB / Ohio State) 8/1
Lamar Jackson (QB / Louisville) 8/1
Darrius Grice (RB / LSU) 12/1
Bo Scarbrough (RB / Alabama) 14/1
Jalen Hurts (QB / Alabama) 16/1
Jake Browning (QB / Washington) 18/1
Deondre Francois (QB / Florida State) 18/1