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Don't mind laying some extra juice for a play w/ a HIGH PERCENTAGE chance of cashing? That is what Ben Burns Blue Marlin selections are all about. They represent a MAJOR PREDATOR (team) at the top of the food chain, destined to SWALLOW UP its outclassed prey. Go get it!

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BURNS’ 10* MLB PERSONAL FAVORITE - B2B 10* MLB “PF” VICTORIES!

Ben hit his PERSONAL FAVORITE on the Cardinals on Tuesday and then followed that up with a big 10* “PF” victory on the Brewers on Thursday afternoon. Now it’s time to UP THE ANTE and go for three in a row, don’t dare miss out on his top rated 10* Friday night PERSONAL FAVORITE!

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BURNS’ 10* MLB BLUE CHIP SUPER TOTAL

Ben Burns has long been known for his totals expertise. Ben's highest rated totals come with his coveted 10* BLUE CHIP RATING. Sharps know exactly what to do when they see one of these POWERFUL TICKETS. They do not ask questions. They simply hop on board and enjoy the ride! 

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**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL** OPENING DAY CFB 10* ANNIHILATOR! (8/26)

Its NEVER too early to start thinking about football! Opening Day is right around the corner and Ben Burns is chomping at the bit to get going. Here, he's firing with an ABSOLUTE BEAUTY where he feels that THE TIME TO PLAY IS NOW!

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**EARLY BIRD LINE-MOVER SPECIAL** OPENING DAY NFL BREAKFAST CLUB!

Its NEVER too early to start thinking about football! Opening Day is right around the corner and Ben Burns is chomping at the bit to get going. Here, he's firing with an EARLY WINNER where he feels that THE TIME TO PLAY IS NOW!

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**EARLY BIRD O/U SPECIAL** OPENING DAY NFL BREAKFAST CLUB TOTAL!

Its NEVER too early to start thinking about football! Opening Day is right around the corner and Ben Burns is chomping at the bit to get going. Here, he's firing with an EARLY O/U WINNER where he feels that THE TIME TO PLAY IS NOW. Don't wait and get stuck with a bad line. Hop on board right away, BEFORE the line/price moves against you!

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FREE PICKS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 23, 2017
Angels vs. Red Sox
Total
10½ -115
  at  BMAKER
in 23h

1* Free Play OVER Angels/Red Sox. This is sky-high total, but for good reason in my opinion. Alex Meyer (3-3, 3.52 ERA)  who has been hit-or-miss this year, most recently went six scoreless while striking out nine in a win over Kansas City on Saturday. Meyer is 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA at home, but just 1-3 with a ballooned 5.59 ERA on the road. Rick Porcello (3-9, 5.05) won the AL Cy Young last year, but he’s looked poor for the most part this season. Porcello was most recently rocked for seven runs over six innings in a loss to the hard-hitting Astros on Saturday. Porcello has struggled with consistency, but I’ll point out that the Red Sox have seen the total go under the number in four of six home games this season when the total is set at 10 or 10.5 (and note that LA has seen total dip below number in 10 of 14 this year as a road dog in the +125 to +175 range). Porcello has the pedigree to return to form, but Meyer has been a train-wreck on the road all year. Consider the over.

YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 21, 2017
White Sox vs Twins
UNDER 10 +100 Won
$100
Play Type: Free

1* FREE PLAY under White Sox/Twins. Recent form from these starting pitchers suggests we’ll have a bit of a pitchers duel on our hands in this one. Chicago hands the ball to David Holmberg (1-0, 2.63 ERA) who will be given another start in the rotation after Miguel Gonzalez was sent to the DL. Last Thursday Holmberg looked sharp in allowing just one run off four hits with one walk while striking out three over 4.1 innings in a no-decision against Baltimore (through 27.1 innings of work, Holmberg has posted a 2.63 ERA and minuscule 0.88 WHIP). Jose Berrios (6-1, 2.74) enters off a gem against Seattle on Thursday, allowing two runs off five hits while striking out six and walking one over eight innings (to go along with his 2.74 ERA, Berrios also owns a sparkling 0.96 WHIP and 45:14 K:BB through 46 innings). With both of these staters coming into this one on top form, I’ll recommend a second look at the under.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 21, 2017
Cardinals vs Phillies
Cardinals
-140 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

10* PERSONAL FAVORITE on St. Louis Cardinals. Nick Pivetta is coming off the best outing of his young career, getting the better of Boston’s ace Chris Sale. It was a great performance, but I think Pivetta will stumble in this one. Michael Wacha (3-3, 4.78 ERA) gave up four runs off seven hits while striking out five over four innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Thursday for the Cards. So far it’s been a disappointing campaign for Wacha, but the tools and pedigree are both in place to return to form. Pivetta (1-3, 4.46) went seven scoreless against the Red Sox while also posting nine K’s. Previous to that though, Pivetta had been a disaster and while the sky is the limit for the hard-throwing right-hander, regression looks imminent tonight. Cardinals roll.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 21, 2017
Padres vs Cubs
Cubs
-186 at betonline
Lost
$186.0
Play Type: Premium

5* BREAKFAST CLUB on the Chicago Cubs. I think Eddie Butler and the defending champs are worth the price of admission in this spot. The Padres turn to Miguel Diaz (1-1, 7.36 ERA) and he most recently gave up four runs off five hits over just 3.2 innings against the Brewers on Friday. Diaz has so far been a disaster since coming over from the bullpen, going 1-1 with a 5.17 ERA on the road to this point. Butler (3-2, 4.41) wasn’t at his best in his last outing against the Pirates either, receiving a no-decision after allowing four runs off four hits and three walks over six innings. Butler though has consistently been at his best at home this season, 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA. Butler has been far from perfect, but I believe he’ll easily outduel his rookie counerpart today. Cubs roll.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 21, 2017
Nationals vs Marlins
UNDER 8½ -125 Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

10* GETAWAY DAY TOTAL OF THE MONTH on under Nationals/Marlins. These two starters have been a couple of the most consistent in the National League over the first half. Max Scherzer (8-4, 2.26 ERA) comes in off a gem against the Mets on Friday, giving up one run off four hits while striking out ten over eight innings in the eventual victory. Scherzer has now punched out double-digit batters in five straight starts (in total Scherzer has posted 12 quality starts out of 14 tries so far this year as well. Also note that he’s been particularly sharp on the road this season, 6-1 with a 1.84 ERA). Dan Straily (5-4, 3.58 ERA) also comes in off a gem against Atlanta on Friday, going seven scoreless and scattering four hits while striking out eight. Straily has now posted three quality starts out of his last four trips to the mound (note that he’s 3-1 with a 2.27 ERA at home). Recent performance suggests we’ll have a pitchers duel on our hands in this one. Play the under.

PICKS IN PROGRESS
Matchup Selection W/L
CFL  |  Jun 22, 2017
Saskatchewan vs Montreal
Saskatchewan
+7 -125 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

10* MAIN EVENT on Saskatchewan Roughriders. There’s not much to do in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Roughriders are one of the main draws in the City and after going just 5-13 last year, the team will be looking to start things off on the “right foot” in 2017. Sask. has three capbable QB’s which will be competing for the starting job to open the season in Kevin Glenn, Brandon Bridge and Marquise Williams. Whoever wins the job, they’re surrounded by dangerous offensive weapons, including 1,000-yard receiver Naaman Roosevelt and dynamic RB Greg Morris. Montreal fans can empathize with the Roughriders, as their once league-leading team has fallen on hard times of late, finishing just 7-11 last season. Montreal has Darian Durant at QB, last year he threw for more than 3,800 yards for Saskatchewan. The Als also have plenty of offensive weapons, including Nik Lewis, Brandon Rutley and Sam Giguere. Both teams went through some changes on the defensive end, so I’m calling this area a “wash.” I think these offenses are even as well, as each side will have to go through some growing pains to open the campaign. Note though that the Roughriders are 10-7 ATS their last 17 as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points, while Montreal is just 1-3 ATS in its last four as a fav of 3.5 to 9.5 points. I think this one is going to be decided in the final moments. Grab the points.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 22, 2017
Angels vs Yankees
Yankees
-230 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

6* BLUE MARLIN SPECIAL on the New York Yankees. I think the home side could easily be a much bigger fav in this spot. LA hands the ball to JC Chavez (5-7, 4.85 ERA) and he’s been hit-or-miss this season, but he does come into this one off a decent outing against the Royals, giving up two runs off nine hits over seven innings. Previous to that though Chavez had been rocked for six runs over 3.2 innigns of work (he’s also been at his absolute worst on the road this year, just 2-4 with a 6.03 ERA). Luis Severino (5-2, 2.99) enters off a mediocre outing against Oakland on Friday, earning a no-decision after allowing four runs over six innings, walking four and striking out six. Despite the sub-par effort, Severino has given up just nine runs over his last 39.1 innings of work (2.10 ERA in that span). New York is 22-10 (+6.9 units) at home, while LA is just 16-21 (-1.2 units) on the road. Yanks roll.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 22, 2017
Pirates vs Brewers
Brewers
-115 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

10* PERSONAL FAVORITE on Milwaukee Brewers. I don’t think home field advantage can be overlooked in this particular matchup. Pittsburgh turns to ace Ivan Nova (7-4, 2.91 ERA) who gave up three runs off six hits and two walks while striking out six over seven innings in a win over the Cubs on Saturday. Nova’s numbers for the most part are elite, however his 13.7 percent strikeout rate ranks 79th out of 84 qualified starters. Chase Anderson (5-2, 2.92) also comes in off a strong outing  against San Diego on Saturday, allowing three runs off five hits with six K’s over seven frames. Over his last five starts Anderson has now allowed just four runs spanning 34.2 innings of work (his 3.39 FIP would suggest that his numbers are no fluke either. And note that he’s a sparkling 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA at home this season). Pittsburgh is just 25-27 (-1.1 units) against right-handed starters this year, while Milwaukee is 30-26 (+9.3 units) in the same position. Great value, Brewers roll.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 22, 2017
Cardinals vs Phillies
UNDER 8½ -110 Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

8* BREAKFAST CLUB on the under Cardinals/Phillies. The Cardinals’ Carlos Martinez (6-5, 2.86 ERA) is putting together the finest campaign of his career to this point, most recently allowing one run off four hits to go along with eight K’s over six frames in a win over the Orioles on Friday. Previous to that Martinez posted a complete-game shutout. To go along with his highly respectable 2.86 ERA, Martinez also owns a sharp 1.05 WHIP and 10.2 K/9 (he’s been pretty good in all “day” game as well, going 2-2 with a 3.66 ERA). Aaron Nola (3-5, 4.76) has been hit-or-miss this season, most recently he gave up five runs off nine hits while striking out six over six innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday (while it’s true Nola has struggled this season, I’ll point out that Philadelphia has seen the total go under the number in 18 of 30 this year when the total in the game is set between 8 and 8.5). The Cards have played to some high-scoring affairs this year O/U of 38-28), however St. Louis has seen the total dip below the number in two of its last three on the road when the money line is between +125 to -125. This total is just a little high, play the under.

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.