2018 is the first year for combined genders of the Best College Athlete ESPY Awards, according to internet gambling news in US. Baker Mayfield and Jalen Brunson are the two male nominees, while Aja Wilson and Katie Ledecky make the female nominations. Let’s take a look at their ESPY Best College Athlete 2018 betting odds together!
Stanford Swimmer Katie Ledecky
There is one compelling reason why Katie Ledecky should receive the 2018 ESPY Awards. In 2 short years that she joined the Stanford University’s swim team, Ledecky have been setting NCAA records left and right! She even beat her own 1000-yard record by 28 seconds.
What’s more? Ledecky helped restore the first NCAA Championship title for Stanford women’s team in almost 20 years. The last Stanford victory was in 1998. US gambling sites agree that she has the lowest ESPY Best College Athlete 2018 odds at 1.67. So, you should definitely bet on Katie Ledecky to win this award!
Who Are Challenging the Swimmer for the ESPY Award?
The one presenting the least threat to Ledecky is Jalen Brunson. It’s true that the basketball point guard did contribute to Villanova Wildcats winning the 2017 NCAA national championship. However, he could not take all the credit for a team effort. That’s why online sportsook directory in US estimate the highest odds for Brunson at 7, in the race to become the Best College Athlete 2018.
On the other hand, the ESPY Best College Athlete 2018 odds also value the Oklahoma Quarterback Baker Mayfield (3.2). In 2017, he won four major awards for collegiate American football and by now has already been drafted into the NFL.
Similarly, Aja Wilson is also buried in awards. The basketball player for South Carolina University won the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player in 2017. This year, all national awards for the best player in Women’s College basketball were handed to her! This brings Wilson’s winning odds for ESPY Best College Athlete 2018 to 5.
Bet on ESPY Best College Athlete 2018!
The ESPY Best College Athlete 2018 odds tell us that Katie Ledecky (1.67) is the bookies’ favorite to win this award. With that being said, Baker Mayfield (3.2) and Aja Wilson (5) are also good betting options. Before you head to 1xBet Sportsbook to place your bets, you might want to read our article on the betting odds for Best Female Athlete 2018.