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BULLETIN: Ben Burns was a PERFECT 3-0 with yesterday's 'top-rated' plays, a SWEET 6-2 overall. Off yesterday's winner on Minnesota, 'top-rated' MLB plays are now an INCREDIBLE 38-13 (+$21K) the L51!
**+$89K HOOPS HEATER** THURS. 10* NBA MAIN EVENT!

Ben Burns is off a SWEET 6-2 Wed. card, one which included a PERFECT 3-0 RECORD with 'top-rated' plays. Non-basketball top-rated wins included the Minnesota Twins & NJ/TB 'under' at the rink. (Ben's NHL is on a 71-39 RUN & his MLB on a 74-38 RUN!) On the hardwood, Ben easily delivered with Houston. His top-rated hoops are on a $89.5K PROFIT HEATER!

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**74-38 RUN** THURS. MLB PERSONAL FAVORITE! (OFF 6-2 WED!)

Ben Burns was 6-2 on Wednesday, winning in ALL three sports. On a SICK 74-38 (+$20,508) HEATER at the ballpark, Burns lays some extra wood with Thursday's "PERSONAL FAVORITE," a game which has all the makings of a ONE-SIDED B-L-O-W-O-U-T!

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

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ONE MONTH OF ALL BEN BURNS PICKS! ~ WHITE HOT CAPPER!

Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Apr 18, 2018
Ducks vs Sharks
Ducks
+1½ -180 at 5Dimes
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing ANAHEIM on the puck-line (6*, +1.5 goals) The Ducks laid an egg in Game 3 (8-1 loss) and are now facing elimination. The pressure now essentially off, due to everyone writing them off, I expect the Ducks to leave everything on the ice this evening. Note that they're 14-6 (+8.6) their last 20 vs. the money-line, when off three or more consec. losses. While I feel the Ducks have a solid shot at extending the series, the extra +1.5 goals could well come in handy; last night's Kings/Knights series was a 3-0 situation and we saw how close (1-0 final) that one was. Prior to last game, 12 of the previous 14 meetings between these teams were decided by a single goal. Grab the +1.5 goals with the 'desperate' Ducks. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 18, 2018
Jazz vs Thunder
UNDER 208 -110 Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Utah/OKC to finish UNDER the total (8* O/U BEST BET). While the first game was high-scoring, I expect to see a much lower-scoring affair this evening. This season's previous games between these teams had scores of 103-89, 107-79, 100-94, 96-87. Including those results, the Jazz have seen the UNDER go 32-16-1 against divisional opponents the past 2+ seasons. Expect those stats to improve here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Apr 18, 2018
Lightning vs Devils
UNDER 6½ -110 Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on TB/NJ UNDER the total (10* BLUE CHIP). The first three games have all finished above the total, causing this O/U number to climb. As I'm expecting this to be the lowest-scoring contest yet, I feel that the big number is generously high. Note that the last two times that the Lightning had allowed four or more goals, they responded with 3-2 and 4-0 victories. The Devils have seen the UNDER go 41-26, excluding pushes, over the years, when playing a home game with an O/U line of six or more. During that span, the UNDER is also a lucrative 72-44, when NJ was off three or more consecutive games which finished above the total. That includes a 7-3 UNDER mark their last 10 in that situation. Expect those stats to improve here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 18, 2018
Red Sox vs Angels
Angels
-118 at pinnacle
Lost
$118.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on LA (8* VIOLATOR). After getting embarrassed in yesterday's opener, expect the Angels to bounce back this evening. Both starters have been excellent so far this season. (Porcello has a 1.83 ERA while Skaggs has a 1.69 ERA!) However, only Skaggs has enjoyed success against today's opponent. In his lone start against the Red Sox, Skaggs tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings, recording 8 K's along the way. Meanwhile, Porcello has a poor 5.87 ERA in 16 career starts against the Angels. The Angels are a perfect 3-0 off a loss this season. Expect them to improve on those stats here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 18, 2018
Pacers vs Cavs
Cavs
-7½ -110 at pinnacle
Lost
$110.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on CLEVELAND (8* ANNIHILATOR). After losing the opener of a first round series for the first time, expect Lebron to be all business this evening. While the Cavs are 20-13 ATS over the years, when trailing in a playoff series. On the other hand, the Pacers are just 6-14 ATS their last 20, off a double-digit win. Don't count out the Cavs. Rather, expect them to bounce back with a double-digit win. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 18, 2018
Wolves vs Rockets
Rockets
-10 -107 at 5Dimes
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on HOUSTON (10* MAIN EVENT). Some will look at Game 1 and see how close the T-Wolves came to scoring an upset. They'll use that as reason to back them in Game 2. However, its been my experience that big road underdogs which let an opportunity slip away in Game 1, typically don't fare too well in Game 2. Rather, the home favorite has received its 'wake-up call' and brings a better effort in the second game. Thats what I expect to happen on Wednesday. The T-Wolves get outscored on the road where they are now just 17-25 on the season. The Rockets, on the other hand, are 35-7 here at Houston, outscoring teams by an average score of 114.1 to 104.9. Fully 'woken up,' expect an even larger margin of victory here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 18, 2018
Reds vs Brewers
Brewers
-145 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on MILWAUKEE (8* BREAKFAST CLUB). The Brewers could easily be favored by more here. While he's gotten off to a slow start, lets not forget that Davies was 17-9 las season, after going 11-7 the previous year. He was also 7-2 with a 3.26 ERA during his 10 daytime starts. The Brewers are 3-0 his last three home starts vs. the Reds. With 18 K's (against five walks) in 16 innings, Davies has still capable of dominating hitters. Over his last two starts, Mahle (9.64 ERA on the road) has allowed a combined 10 earned runs in 10 innings, serving up four long balls along the way. Brewers roll. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 18, 2018
Indians vs Twins
Twins
+1½ -140 at MyBookie
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing MINNESOTA on the run-line. (10* MAIN EVENt, +1.5 runs) Runs could well be at a premium in this one, making an extra +1.5 runs a very attractive proposition. Carrasco struggled in his first start but has been sharp in his next two games. Berrios, however, has been even better. Through three starts, he's got a dominant 2.18 ERA and 0.629 WHIP. Through 20 2/3 innings, he's recorded 24 K's while walking only one batter. Berrios, who was born in nearby Bayamon, will be fired up and will have the support of the crowd. Expect AT LEAST a 'run-line cover.'

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.