LSU's Joe Burrow Takes Demanding Lead in Heisman Trophy Race Following Win at Alabama

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has widened his lead for betting odds to win the Heisman Trophy.

Burrow, who led the Tigers to a win against Alabama on Saturday, posted 393 passing yards and 3 touchdowns in LSU's 46-41 win. Burrow currently has a 79.5 completion percentage and a 97.3 QB rating so far this season and is now the outright favorite to win the trophy.

Burrow is given -910 odds in Draftkings sportsbook, -800 in Fanduel sportsbook, -900 in Bovada sportsbook and MyBookie has the quarterback at -1000. He is followed by Jalen Hurts of Oklahoma and Justin Fields of Ohio State.

Fields odds are set at +1000 by Draftkings, +1400 Fanduel, +750 Bovada, and +600 MyBookie.

Hurts off are currently +1400 at Draftkings, +1600 Fanduel, +750 Bovada, and +800 MyBookie.

Burrow's current odds are a big jump from last week and a massive jump from the start of the season. At the start of the season, Burrow was given 200 to 1 odds to win, but jumped to the top spot after his seventh straight win against Mississippi state on October 19.

At the start of the season there were more than 30 players ahead of him in the Heisman odds race. The @SuperBookUSA has now made Joe Burrow the favorite.

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 21, 2019

The betting odds for the Heisman, following Burrow's win at Mississippi State are listed below.

Joe Burrow: Draftkings +150, Fanduel +170, Bovada +125.

Jalen Hurts: Draftkings +220, Fanduel +185, Bovada +190

Tua Tagovailoa: Draftkings +150, Fanduel +360, Bovada +400

Burrow has continued to impress with wins over conference opponents in Auburn and Alabama, totaling four passing touchdowns and only one interception. Compared to his Heisman opponents, Burrow has more total touchdowns (33), more passing yards (3,198) and more total passing completions (236).

Two weeks ago, Sports Illustrated's Ross Dellenger reported that a fan, Matt Porter, placed a $50 bet at the start of the season for Burrow to win the Heisman. That bet, which would return $10,000, led to Porter being offered numerous buyout options.

Porter told Dellenger that he was planning on waiting till "Bama week to see what the offer was," but according to Brody Miller of The Athletic, Porter did not receive any buyout offers prior to the game against Alabama.

Matt Porter, the #LSU fan who placed $50 to win $10,000 on Joe Burrow winning the Heisman and turned down a $3,865 buyout to stick with the bet at least until after Auburn?

Not getting any buyout offers this week.

Looks like he's riding this out.

— Brody Miller (@BrodyAMiller) November 5, 2019

Following LSU's win over Alabama, fans across social media began express their support for the Heisman favorite.

"Joe Burrow just won the Heisman," Tweeted former NFL running back Reggie Bush.

Joe Burrow just won the Heisman

— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) November 10, 2019

"What a win for LSU. Phenomenal game. Go ahead and give Joe Burrow the Heisman. And I think theres a good chance he goes number one overall in NFL draft too," Clay Travis of Fox Sports Tweeted.

What a win for LSU. Phenomenal game. Go ahead and give Joe Burrow the Heisman. And I think there’s a good chance he goes number one overall in NFL Draft too.

— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 10, 2019

Burrow and the Tigers will look for their tenth straight win on November 16 when they travel to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to take on the Ole Miss Rebels.

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