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NBA on a 138-103 ATS RAMPAGE incl. a 26-13 ATS YTD RECORD w/ top sides. CBB is a SICK 8-2 THIS MONTH & on a 58-40 ATS run. NHL now 74-38 the L112. (KC/Oak "under") brings Burns to a PERFECT 7-0 L7 NFL PRIME-TIME!

Ben Burns is a SICK 58-40 ATS his L98 college basketball releases, dating back to March Madness. That includes a WHITE HOT 8-2/80% RECORD this month. Burns is keeping the pedal to the metal on Saturday and he's starting things off BRIGHT AND EARLY with his latest "BREAKFAST CLUB" offering. Jump on board right NOW and "START YOUR WEEKEND A WINNER!"

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Ben Burns is a WHITE HOT 8-2/80% ATS with his December college hoops plays, 9-1 ATS for some. Going back further finds him at a SICK 58-40 ATS his L98 CBB, dating back to March Madness. Serious profits, indeed. Here's ANOTHER BEAUTY. Not only has this selection received Burns' VERY HIGHEST RATING but it goes EARLY & its on NATIONAL TV. Don't miss!

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Ben Burns has great respect for those who protect us and he's long had success when betting the service academy games. He nailed Army by double-digits last year, after cashing the total by 30 points the previous year. He believes there's ONLY ONE WAY TO GO once again with this year's ARMY/NAVY game. "Make sure you're on the right side of history!"

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Ben Burns' NHL is on a 74-38 RUN. Here, Burns lays the wood with a larger favorite which should have a considerable advantage. Climb on board now and BANK ON A BLOWOUT!

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Off a winning Week 13 & already off to a HOT start to Week 14, Ben Burns has officially "found his groove" in the NFL. (With Thursday's win, he's now a PERFECT 7-0 his L7 NFL "primetime" plays!) Long known for his "late season" & postseason dominance, Burns is on an INSANE 42-19 ATS NFL HEATER with all of his Dec/Jan/Feb plays. Here's his #1 TOTAL!

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Ben Burns followed up a winning week in the NFL by easily nailing the "under" on Thursday. That brought him to a PERFECT 7-0 his L7 NFL "primetime" releases. More impressive, it also giving him an AWESOME 42-19 ATS NFL RECORD in Dec/Jan/Feb, dating back to last 12/1. Here, Ben steps out with an ABSOLUTE BEHEMOTH from "divisional" play. Do NOT miss!

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Thursday's winner brought Ben Burns to a PERFECT 7-0 his L7 "primetime" releases & an EPIC 42-19 ATS his L61 NFL in Dec/Jan/Feb overall. No surprise, as Ben always seems to DOMINATE THE NFL at this time of the year. Here he fires w/ a TRIO OF EARLY GEMS, one of which has received TOP PLAY STATUS. Burns is looking for NOTHING LESS THAN A 3-0 SWEEP!

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With Thursday's win, Ben Burns has a PERFECT 7-0 NFL RECORD with his L7 primetime plays. He's also on an EPIC 42-19 ATS NFL RAMPAGE with his L61, from 12/1 on. That includes Seattle in an ABSOLUTE BLOWOUT last Sunday night AND the Chiefs OUTRIGHT over Denver the week before that. This week, its the Cowboys taking on the Giants & BEN'S GOING ALL IN!

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Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 08, 2016
Penguins vs Panthers
UNDER 5.5 -126 Lost
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I'm playing on Pittsburgh and Florida to finish UNDER the total 10* VC. While the Pens have been on an 'over' streak, I expect it to come to an end this evening. The Panthers have seen nine of their last 10 games produce five or fewer combined goals. For the season, games here are averaging a mere 4.8 goals. The Panthers have only seen two O/U lines of 5.5 here all season. Both games stayed below the total. Also, four straight meetings between these teams have produced five or fewer goals. Each game finished with a final score of 3-1. Look for this one to also prove lower-scoring than expected.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 08, 2016
Canucks vs Lightning
-215 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on TAMPA 5* BM BEATDOWN. The Lightning are heavy favorites here for good reason. Tampa is a respectable 7-4 at home, outscoring teams by a 3.1 to 2.7 margin. Note that the Lightning are 6-1 here when the O/U line is less than 5.5. In their last home game, the Lightning defeated Washington, one of the top teams in the league, by a 2-1 score. The Canucks are a poor 3-9 on the road, getting outscored by a 3.0 to 2.2 margin. 

While the Lightning would follow up their win against the Capitals with a 1-0 loss at Carolina, note that they're a profitable 31-19 (+5.7) the last 50 times that they managed one goal or less in their previous game. Off since Sunday, look for a rested TB team to improve to 16-5 (+9.6) the last 21 times it played with three or more day's rest in between games. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 08, 2016
Fordham vs St. John's
St. John's
-5 -115 at BMaker
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I'm playing on ST. JOHN'S 10* PERS FAV. These schools are separated by only about 15 miles. Dating back to 1909, they've faced each other 87 times. The Red Storm are a commanding 25-3 the last 28 of those and 65-22 overall. Last year, however, was different. While St John's was inexperienced, the Rams had an experienced team, one which was sick of losing to its "rival." The Rams didn't just earn a rare win in the series, they hammered the Red Storm by a 73-57 margin. The fact that Neubauer left the Rams' starters in and continued to play "pressure defense," after the outcome was already decided, didn't sit too well with Chris Mullin.

While Marcus LoVett appears unlikely to go, playing at home, the revenge-minded Red Storm should have more than enough to take care of a Fordham team which isn't nearly as strong as last season. The Rams have lost three straight, those losses coming against the likes of Texas Arlington, Sacred Heart and Harvard. They managed a mere 52 points last time out and have been outscored by an average of 80-55.5 in two road games (0-2 SU/ATS) overall. The Red Storm got off to an ugly start but have started to play better. They're off b2b wins, averaging 85.5 points in those victories. Payback time. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Dec 08, 2016
Nuggets vs Wizards
-6 -110 at BMaker
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I'm playing on WASHINGTON 10* PERS FAV. This is a tough scheduling spot for the Nuggets. Last night, they fell behind big (68-52 at halftime) at Brooklyn, fought hard to get back, but ultimately lost. While not all the Nuggets' starters logged big minutes - due a frustrated Malone mixing up the lineups - it was still the type of game that figures to be difficult to immediately bounce back from. Not only will the Nuggets be playing the second of b2b games but they're also playing their third game in four days and their fifth game in the past seven. The Wizards, who had last night off, have played one less game during that seven game period and that figures to make a difference down the stretch tonight. Note that the Nuggets are 0-3 the last three times (10-31 L41) that they played the second of b2b games. All three of those losses came by a minimum of seven points and they came by an average of 13. Off a loss to the Magic last time out and falling further in the standings, the Wizards can't afford to squander this very winnable game. I expect their best effort and look for them to improve to 3-1 ATS as home favorites in the -3.5 to -6 range.

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Dec 08, 2016
Raiders vs Chiefs
UNDER 46 -110 Won
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I'm playing on KC and Oakland to finish UNDER the total 10* MAIN EVENT. While I respect the Raider offense, on a chilly Thursday night, I feel this O/U number will prove to be too high. These teams combined for only 36 points when they faced each other at Oakland, back in October.

The most recent meeting here at KC saw them combine for 40 points. That game had an O/U line of 44. In reality, thats probably what this O/U line should also be set at. However, with the Raiders on an 'over' streak and the books attempting to balance their action, we're getting some extra room (value) to work with. That could well come in handy. The UNDER is 16-6-1 the last 23 meetings. While three of the last five finished above the total, two of those finished with exactly 44 points. So, they would have stayed below this big number. A closer look reveals that 20 of those 23 games finished with 44 or fewer points.

The Raiders have played lower-scoring games on the road than they have at home. They score slightly less, and give up significantly less, on the road. (The Raiders allow a respectable 21.8 ppg away from Oakland.) Meanwhile, KC home games have been lower-scoring than KC road games. Thats thanks to the fact that the Chiefs are only allowing an average of 16.8 ppg here. Overall, games here are averaging 40.8 ppg. Fourteen of the last 20 games here overall, including four of five this season, have fallen below the total. Given those home stats, its not surprising to learn that the Chiefs have seen the UNDER go 7-1 when favored this season and 19-9 when favored the past 2+ seasons. I expect those stats to improve as this one again proves lower-scoring than most will be expecting.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 09, 2016
Rangers vs Blackhawks
-124 at betonline
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I'm playing on CHICAGO 10* PERS FAV. This should be an exciting "Original Six" battle. While the Rangers are admittedly tough (8-5) on the road, the Hawks are even better at home. They're 11-4 here, outscoring teams by a 3.5 to 2.3 average margin. While the Hawks are likely to be missing a few regulars (Toews, Seabrook, Crawford) the Rangers have a number of injury issues of their own. That includes Rick Nash, who went down on Tuesday. His loss figures to be magnfied against a top tier team like the Hawks and when playing the second of b2b games. True, the Rangers have fared quite well when playing the second of b2b games. However, I'd still prefer to be in the Hawk's scheduling position. They've had the past two days off and are 23-13 (+5.7) the past couple of years with two day's rest, 4-1 this season, 3-0 since the start of November. As for Darling, he's 4-1 in five home starts. Off a shutout last time out, he's got a 2.39 GAA overall, which is actually slightly better than Lundqvist. That marked the Hawks' third shutout win of the season. They were 2-0 after the first two, winning by a combined score of 8-3. I like their chances of finishing on top once again. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 09, 2016
Georgia Southern vs Minnesota
-12½ -105 at 5Dimes
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I'm playing on MINNESOTA 10* MAIN EVENT. I believe that there's a considerable talent gap between these teams. Playing on the "Big Ten Network" on a "stand-alone" Friday game (today's other two games both start earlier)  that Pitino will be happy to run up the score, showing the "world" that this year's team is the "real deal." Much stronger than last season, the Gophers are 8-1 so far.  They've beaten teams like Vanderbilt, Arkansas and St. John's. The Gophers, 3-0 SU/ATS against Sun Belt teams the past couple of seasons, are undefeated on this floor. Their lone loss came at Florida State. While the Gophers are allowing an average of only 62.2 ppg their last five, while holding opponents to a mere 35.9% from the field. Despite playing against lesser competition, the Eagles are allowing 74.2 ppg their last five, opposing teams hitting 47.3% of their shots. Look for the Gophers to flex their muscles in front of national audience, another dominant defensive effort leading to a convincing win and cover. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Dec 09, 2016
Pacers vs Mavs
+5 -110 at betonline
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I'm playing on DALLAS 10* BEST BET. I successfully played on the Pacers when these teams met way back on 10/26, just my second play of the season. While Indiana did win by nine, it was actually somewhat of a "fortunate" win. The Pacers had blown numerous opportunities to put the Mavs away and found themselves in a dogfight down the stretch. Fortunately, they pulled away for the cover in OT. While its true that the Mavs are dealing with some injuries at the moment, I like the fact that they're getting roughly as many points tonight as they were for that game at Indiana. Venue does matter to both these teams. Though the Mavs admittedly haven't been great here at Dallas, they do have three times as many victories here as they do on the road. Meanwhile, while they're a solid 8-4 at home, the Pacers are only 3-7 away from Indiana. The Pacers are playing the final leg of a 5-game road trip tonight. Tomorrow night, they host a Portland team which just hammered them last Wednesday, the first game of their trip. That being the case, it may be easy to look past Dallas, a team they've handled. While they have lost b2b games here, the Mavs had won two of their previous three home games. Given the fact that they get outscored by an average of 115.7 to 105.7 on the road, just asking the Pacers to win is asking a lot. I'll gladly take the generous points but I like the Mavs' chances of winning outright. 


Age: 42


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 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.