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Off to a 6-2 start to the week, Ben Burns is enjoying yet ANOTHER PROFITABLE FEBRUARY. He's now 14-7 since the weekend, a PERFECT 5-0 his L5 at the rink. Going back a few weeks finds college hoops on a 19-10 run.
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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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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 20, 2018
Canadiens vs Flyers
Canadiens
+1½ -200 at 5Dimes
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing MONTREAL on the puck-line. (6*, +1.5 goals.) Off five straight losses, the first of which came here at Philadelphia, the Canadiens figure to be a fairly hungry team. With six wins in their past seven, the Flyers could start to become a little complacent. A closer look at the Flyers' recent games shows that six of their last nine have been decided by a single goal. A 7-4 win last time out marked the first time in 16 games that the Flyers had won by more than two goals. Eight straight meetings between these teams have been decided by two goals or less, four of those decided by a single goal. I'm expecting AT LEAST another "puck-line cover" for the revenge-minded Canadiens. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 20, 2018
Kings vs Jets
Kings
+1½ -174 at pinnacle
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing LA on the puck-line. (6*, +1.5 goals.) With the Kings off a Monday win at Chicago, the Jets are fairly heavy favorites on the money-line. That being the case, we're able to get an extra +1.5 goals with the Kings at a relatively reasonable price. Given their recent history, when playing the second of back-to-back games, that extra +1.5 goals could very well come in handy. This will mark the fifth time, dating back to mid-December, that the Kings have played two games in two days. In ALL four of the previous instances, the second of those b2b games was decided by a single goal. Going back further finds that the Kings have been involved in 1-goal games eight of the last 10 times that they played the second of b2b games. This season's earlier meeting resulted in a 2-1 win for the Jets. While the Kings are just 2-3 SU the past five meetings, all three of the Jets' wins have come by a single goal. I'm expecting AT LEAST another "puck-line cover" for the revenge-minded Kings.

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Feb 20, 2018
Mississippi State vs Texas A&M
Texas A&M
-6½ -106 at pinnacle
Lost
$106.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on TEXAS A&M (10* GAME OF THE YEAR). The Bulldogs come in on an impressive roll at the betting window. Last time out, they knocked off instate rival Ole Miss by 17 points. That marked their seventh straight ATS victory. I expect that streak to get snapped on Tuesday. Note that this is the second time this season that the Bulldogs were coming off a game against Ole Miss. After their first game against the Rebels, the Bulldogs followed it up with a 17-point loss in their next game. That was their most lopsided defeat of the season. Recent ATS streak notwithstanding, the Bulldogs are still just 1-6 SU on the road, in 2018. They've also struggled the past 2+ seasons, as road favorites in this range. The Aggies are off back-to-back losses. However, both of those came on the road. In their most recent home game, they beat Kentucky by double-digits. Their previous home game, before that, was a 23-point win over South Carolina. In fact, they've won five straight at home and the last four of those victories all came by double-digits. The Aggies have thrived as home favorites in this range. While they lost at Miss. State last season, the Aggies had beaten the Bulldogs four straight times before that, including all three here at home. Expect homecourt to be the difference once again.

PICKS IN PROGRESS
Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Feb 21, 2018
Wake Forest vs Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
+9 -110 at MyBookie
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on PITTSBURGH (10* BEST BET). If the Panthers want a chance of snapping their skid and earning a conference victory, this is their chance to get it. After tonight, their final two games come against Virginia and at Notre Dame. Needless to say, this represents a far more winnable game. I expect a highly motivated effort from the Panthers as they go all out to get the win. The Demon Deacons are 10-17, 3-9 away from home. The Deacons haven't won a road game in 2018. Their last road win came way back in mid-December and that was by only four points, at Coastal Carolina. With an O/U line in the mid 140s, note that Wake Forest is 2-5 ATS when playing a game with an O/U line in the 140s while Pittsburgh is 6-4 ATS when doing so. Last February's game (at WF) was decided by only four points. The previous February's game here at Pitt. was decided by only five. I'm expecting another close one and am grabbing all the points I can get. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Feb 21, 2018
Iowa vs Minnesota
Minnesota
-3 -110 at YouWager
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on MINNESOTA (8* MAIN EVENT). There's no denying that the Gophers have endured a tough stretch. This is their final home game of the regular season. One last chance to stop the bleeding. Considering that they close things out with a game at Purdue, they absolutely need to take advantage of tonight's opportunity. The Hawkeyes have the worst overall record in the conference and are just 4-11 away from Iowa. Their last five road games have all resulted in double-digit losses. Expect homecourt to prove the difference, the Gophers improving to 64-35 as a host in this long-standing rivalry. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 21, 2018
Senators vs Blackhawks
Blackhawks
-165 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on CHICAGO (8* PERS FAV). Admittedly, the Hawks have gone through a very tough stretch. However, a visit from the Senators should be just what the doctor ordered for them to "get healthy." Not only did the Hawks hammer the Sens by an 8-2 score in this season's earlier meeting (at Ottawa) but they've also beaten them seven of the past eight meetings here at Chicago. With Monday's loss at Nashville, the Sens are now a dismal 9-21 on the road. As bad as things have been, the Hawks still bring considerably more to the table than the Sens. Expect them to continue their dominance in the series. 

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.