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Ben Burns remains UNDEFEATED in the second round of the NHL playoffs and he's BREAKING OUT THE BIG GUNS for this one. Don't even consider missing out!

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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 04, 2016
Cubs vs Pirates
Pirates
+1½ -135 at Bovada
Lost
$135.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing PITTSBURGH on the run-line (+1.5 Runs) The Cubs have won the first two games with ease. I like the Pirates' chances of avoiding the sweep this afternoon though. That said, a "close game" also wouldn't surprise and I feel that getting an extra +1.5 runs could prove valuable. Given the matchip, getting that +1.5 runs at that price, is offering excellent value. While the Cubs have been outstanding under the lights, they've only been mediocre in day games so far. Yes, Lester has been excellent. So has Nicasio though, particularly here at Pittsburgh. Indeed, he's 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA and 0.684 WHIP. Lester's last two starts against the Pirates were both decided by a single run, a 3-2 loss and a 2-1 win. With both pitchers in top form and with the Pirates doing anything they can to avoid the sweep, don't be surprised by a similar result this afternoon. 9* 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 04, 2016
Dodgers vs Rays
Rays
-145 at BMaker
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on TAMPA. The Dodgers won big yesterday but I look for the Rays to return the favor this evening. Smyly has been MUCH better than his 1-3 record indicates; he's got a 2.60 ERA and 0.692 WHIP. He's averaging 6.9 innings per start and has an impressive 41 K's (in 34.7 innings) against just six walks. Over his last three starts, his ERA dips to 1.29. Wood also pitched well last time out. He's been horrible on the road though. In three starts away from LA, he's got an 8.36 ERA and 2.071 WHIP. Wood is backed by a Dodger bullpen which has a poor 4.81 ERA on the road. Look for the Rays to bounce back. 10*

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 04, 2016
Rangers vs Blue Jays
OVER 8.5 -120 Lost
$120.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Texas and Toronto OVER the total. The Jays have been on an 'under' streak but I believe it'll come to an end tonight. Lewis has a solid 3.19 ERA. However, a 1.452 WHIP shows that he's still gving up quite a few baserunners. Last time out, he allowed nine hits in seven innings and didn't record a single strikeout. He can't be too happy to be visiting Toronto. He's 3-6 with a 7.13 ERA and 1.708 WHIP at Toronto. Sanchez was sharp last time out. That was at Tampa though. In two starts here at Toronto, he's got a poor 6.10 ERA and 1.646 WHIP. Look for the bats to come alive, the final combined score finishing above the number. 10* blue chip

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  May 04, 2016
Hawks vs Cavs
Hawks
+7 +100 at pinnacle
Lost
$100.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on ATLANTA. Some have already written the Hawks off. I'm not among them. While they came up a little short at the end in Game 1, they were right there. This is a complete "team" and I believe they can still give the Cavs a scare in this series. Needless to say, an upset tonight would go a long way. Note that the Hawks played one of their best games of the first round in Game 2, a 17-point blowout. The Cavs haven't been too good off a big win this season, as they're only 14-20 ATS off a double-digit victory. I'm taking the points. 10*

SERVICE BIO

Age: 42

Background

In "Outliers," Malcolm Gladwell asks the question: "What makes high achievers different?" Gladwell suggests that those at the top of their field have a number of similarities - that their upbringing (culture, family, what generation they came from, experiences) had much to do with their success.

As a professional sports handicapper, Ben Burns is widely recognized as being "at the top of his field." A look at Ben's upbringing shows that he fits Gladwell's model to a tee.

Exposed to the world of point spreads early and often as a child, Burns reached adulthood as the Internet was first beginning to explode, just as the first offshore sportsbooks were springing up. By that time he'd already spent thousands of hours learning and studying stats.

From an early age it became apparent to family and friends that Ben wasn't a "typical" fan. At age 11, he was mentioned in a major newspaper (Toronto Star) for correctly predicting a high profile trade before the Major League Baseball trading deadline. (Winner of the contest got tickets to the All Star game.)

Ben's father and uncles were always involved in a weekly NFL (ATS) pool. Some of Ben's earliest memories included that pool and his fascination with it. As soon as he was allowed to play, Ben demonstrated an uncanny ability to surprise the adults. Around this time, one of his uncles moved his casino business to the Caribbean. This was the environment which he came from.

The caption underneath Ben's high-school graduation photo references Ben's love for betting on football. That's because he was famous throughout his school for annually winning the local football contest, along with the $1700 per year which was awarded to the champ.

Coming of age right as the first sports books were coming online, Ben was fortunate to enjoy some success with his some of his early online sports betting endeavors. He did so well that the first shop he ever played at ended up refusing to take his hockey bets.

Also, in the very early days of the Internet, Ben won an NBA playoff contest, put on by a company which was called NSS.net. The contest victory awarded him a trip for two to Las Vegas, $1000 cash, a limo at his disposal, free shows, hotel and live sports odds for a year. Not a bad prize for a kid in his early 20s. However, the bigger prize was that Ben was exposed to the world of "professional sports handicapping." Inspired by his personal success and encouraged by his peers, Ben first made his picks available to the public in 1998.

Achievements in Handicapping/Sports

Top Ranked NFL Handicapper

From the years of 1998-2007, Ben's selections were independently documented at one of the Internet's earliest and most respected sports monitors, Big Guy Sports. During that time, Ben earned literally dozens of documented Top 3 finishes in football, basketball, baseball AND hockey, including numerous #1 titles. Competing against a field of 150 of the biggest names in the industry, he ranked as the #1 NFL handicapper in the existence of that sports monitor, in their All-Time rankings.  No competing handicapping service ever came close to matching his NFL record. In fact, Ben also ranked as the #1 combined NFL/NCAA football handicapper.

10 Straight Super Bowl Winners

A big part of the reason for Ben's #1 NFL titles was his annual success in the playoffs. He fared particularly well with his Super Bowl selections. In fact, from 1999-2007, he released 10 Super Bowl picks (3 Sides, 7 totals) and went a perfect 10-0. (All selections independently documented.) In the middle of that 10-0 streak, in the 2002-2003 season, Ben won with both the Bucs and the "over" the year that they beat the Raiders. That win was particularly sweet as he predicted that Tampa would win the Super Bowl in a number of national magazines, prior to the season even starting.

Fantasy Legend

Ben got pretty seriously into the DFS world in 2014 and 2015. Recently, he was featured as "The High Roller" in the 2015 documentary, "Living the Fantasy." A regular fixture at Fan Duel and Draft Kings live championship events, Burns has taken down 6-figure scores in football, basketball AND baseball. While many of the other prominent DFS players come from a poker background, two decades as a sports handicapper provide a unique perspective.

Biggest Win of 2016

The year has just begun but Ben has already enjoyed some notable wins. His "Bowl Game of the Year," which happened to be a total (WVU/ASU "over") saw the teams combine for 85 points and 1196 total yards, all of them in regulation. Closing out the campaign with wins on Clemson AND the "over" in the championship game was also rewarding.  

Systems Used For Handicapping

Bruce Lee noted: "Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style of system." Lee was known to talk about being shapeless, formless (like water) and ready to adapt to any situation. Likewise, Burns doesn't rely on any one particular methodology. Rather, he combines fundamental, technical and situational techniques, making use of any and all data, which he deems relevant to the situation.

Ben does tend to pay particular attention to the 'situational' side of things. Among numerous other factors, this includes trying to determine when (and why) a team will be extra motivated ("pumped up") to play its best and also when a team may be ripe for a "letdown." Burns has a contrarian nature and this trait is often revealed in his selections.  

Betting Philosophy

Ever adapting, Burns is just as likely to take points as he is to lay them. Over the years, he's played more "unders" than "overs" but that doesn't mean that he won't pull the trigger on an "over" when the time is right to do so. While many handicappers shy away from playing MLB/NHL favorites on the money-line, Ben has proven that one can be highly successful by doing so. For him, it’s all about value. If he can get a team at -130 that he likes and that believes should be -160, than that's a play.

 

Rating and Titles of Plays

Ben uses a scale of 5-10 to show his level of confidence with each play. Plays may include "titles" in order to give users a better idea of what to expect. Some of those titles include:

Personal Favorite - Strongest favorite (or pick'em game) in that sport for the day.

Best Bet - Strongest underdog (or pick'em game) in that sport for the day, occasionally can be a total.

Blue Chip Total - Strongest rated total in that sport/category for the day.

Main Event - Big play which is featured on national television.

Game Of The Week/Month/Year - Top rated side or total for that particular week/month/year.