- LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow is expected to be the number one draft pick for the 2020 Virtual NFL Draft.
- Sportsbooks are so sure of this that the odds up are astronomical and not worth placing a wager on the player.
NEW YORK – Everyone knows that LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is going to be first in the NFL Draft, sportsbooks included. Putting down $1,000 on Burrow as the number one draft pick would win a sports bettor all of one whole dollar in profits.
Those types of odds are ridiculously steep for one bet and show a clear certainty on the events that will occur. Those betting on the NFL Draft on Thursday may want to look elsewhere if they want more lucrative odds.
Burrow Passes For The Pick
It’s Burrow’s tremendous season with the LSU Tigers and overall college career that has given him the edge as the first draft pick. He threw 60 touchdowns in the 2019 season alone, won the Heisman Trophy for the year, and helped bring the LSU Tigers to a National Championship win. It’s not surprising he’s made his way to the top of the list for the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Cincinnati Bengals, receiving the first pick this year, have already said they want Burrow on their team. The Bengals are coming off a terrible season which is why they get to choose a great player like Burrow for their roster.
While some fans of the LSU quarterback are upset that he’s going to an organization that isn’t the best, that’s the way it always seems to go for any NFL Draft. The worst teams deserve the best chance at salvaging future seasons by getting first picks at players with a skillset like that of Burrow.
The Wager Up
Online sportsbooks like FanDuel have Burrow going as the number one draft pick with odds of (-100,000). Unless by some bad timing glitch in the new virtual draft system happens, fans can expect to hear the name Joe Burrow as coming out on top with the Bengals.
Being a first draft pick will land him a great contract, but by how much is still undetermined. While fans of the player would like to wager on anything having to do with him, this would not be the bet to take.
There is such a lack of payout based on the money a legal sports bettor would have to place that it’s inevitably a loss of sorts.
The First Round of the 2020 Virtual NFL Draft will begin at 8:00 p.m. EST on April 23. The event can be streamed by the NFL Network, ESPN, and ABC platforms.
This will be the first draft in NFL history that will be done virtually. If the Bengals encounter an issue and Burrow is not chosen, anyone that bet against him as the first draft pick may see a pretty sweet payout.
Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.