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After going 15-5 the previous four days, an AWESOME 89-52 his L141, Ben Burns took it on the chin Tuesday. He'd finish at 0-3. Don't expect that to slow him down though. Not even a little. Not at this time of year!
NBA 10* PERSONAL FAVORITE! (89-55 L144!) *7 ET*

Off an opening night loss with GSW and now 89-55 his L144, Ben Burns fires with his first "PERSONAL FAVORITE" of the basketball season. These tickets have been M-O-N-E-Y on the hardwood over the years. Tipoff @ 7 ET. Don't even consider missing out!

*This package includes 1 NBA Spread pick

10* MLB BEST BET! (22-5 L27!)

A tough loss with the "under" in yesterday's Yankees/Astros game dropped Ben Burns to 22-5 his L27 top-rated MLB releases. Payback time right here. You in?

*This package includes 1 MLB Money Line pick

WED. ESPN NBA MAIN EVENT! (89-55 RUN!)

Off an opening night loss with the Warriors and now 89-55 his L144, Ben Burns has woken up "SEEING RED." Thats bad news for books but good news for us. Join him for this BIG ESPN WINNER, you'll be glad you did!

*This package includes 1 NBA Spread pick

THURSDAY 10* CFB ANNIHILATOR!

After going 14-4 from Friday-Sunday, Ben Burns is chomping at the bit to get going with the new football week. Here, he UNLOADS on a TOP-RATED BLOCKBUSTER. Be there!

*This package includes 1 NCAA-F Spread pick

**CHIEFS/RAIDERS** THURS. 10* BEST BET! (15-5 L20!)

As he releases this play, Ben Burns is a FANTASTIC 15-5 his L20 selections, an AWESOME 89-52 his L141. That includes Pitt over KC on Sunday. Here, he UNLOADS on the Chiefs/Raiders game, a rivalry which has treated him very well over the years. He was PERFECT in the series last season, most recently a DOUBLE-DIGIT THURSDAY NIGHT WINNER on 12/8/16!

*This package includes 1 NFL Spread pick

**HOT SIDE** PRIMETIME NFL MAIN EVENT!

A 5-1 Sunday included an EASY WINNER on primetime, the Giants taking down Denver. That brings Burns to a FANTASTIC 14-4 his L18, entering Monday's action. Here, Burns serves up another NATIONALLY TELEVISED BEAUTY.  Be there!

*This package includes 1 NFL Spread pick

GAME OF THE WEEK (NFL) ~ DON'T WAIT!

As he releases this play, Ben Burns is a SWEET 15-5 his L20 selections, an EPIC 89-52 his L141. He's STEPPING OUT BIG here. Don't wait. Hit it right NOW!

*This package includes 1 NFL Spread pick

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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. Entering Sunday, March 5th, he's on a 30-10 HEATER with all sports, including an 11-1 RECORD in the NBA. His top-rated plays are 10-1 the L11. Basketball has produced $60K IN PROFITS in the past 12 months alone. Here's your chance to get ALL his picks for three days 100% GUARANTEED!

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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. Entering Sunday, March 5th, he's on a 30-10 HEATER with all sports, including an 11-1 RECORD in the NBA. His top-rated plays are 10-1 the L11. Here's your chance to get ALL his picks for an entire week. 100% GUARANTEED!

*This subscription includes 7 Picks (2 NBA, 1 MLB, 3 NFL & 1 NCAA-F)

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. Entering Sunday, March 5th, he's on a 30-10 HEATER with all sports, including an 11-1 RECORD in the NBA. His top-rated plays are 10-1 the L11. Here's your chance to get ALL his picks for an entire month. 100% GUARANTEED!

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Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 21, 2017
Colorado vs. Washington State
Colorado
+10½ -110
  at  BMAKER
in 3d

Some of you will recall that I successfully played against the Cougars, at Cal, last week, the start of a 14-4 Fri/Sat/Sun streak. Washington State was "riding high," entering that game. The 6-0 Cougs had a top-ten ranking and were coming off victories over USC and Oregon. They'd close as -16.5 point favorites.

Then, Friday The 13th got them. Something did, anyway. The Cougs didn't show up and the Bears came away with a convincing 37-3 victory. Thats right. They beat the closing line by 50 points. 

Off that rude awakening, I'm not sure that the Cougs are ready to be laying double-digits here. Colorado, which beat WSU by 14 points last season, is 9-4 ATS its last 13 true road games. Both this season's road games have been close, each decided by four or fewer points. Take a look at the visitors here. 

YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Oct 17, 2017
Astros vs Yankees
UNDER 9 -120 Lost
$120.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on NY/Houston to finish UNDER the total. With McCullers and Gray on the mound this afternoon, we're getting a fairly generous number to work with. I believe it'll prove to be too high. McCullers has a superb 2.08 ERA and 1.096 WHIP in three starts vs. the Yankees. His lone start in NY resulted in a 5-1 win, McCullers tossing six shutout innings, while recording 7 K's without walking a batter. Meanwhile, Gray has a solid 3.09 ERA and 1.286 WHIP in nine starts against Houston. Expect a low-scoring affair.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Oct 17, 2017
Maple Leafs vs Capitals
Capitals
-136 at betonline
Lost
$136.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on WASHINGTON (10* GAME OF WEEK). Both teams last played Saturday. The Leafs won 4-3 while the Capitals lost 8-2. That should favor Washington. While the Leafs were 28-35 (-7.7) the past 2+ seasons, after scoring four or more goals in their previous game. During that span, the Caps were 19-9 (+5.4) off a loss by two or more goals. The Caps have also dominated the Leafs, including wins in five of the last six meetings here at Washington. While the Caps get the next two days off, the Leafs play tomorrow. Expect the home team to bounce back with a huge effort. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Oct 17, 2017
Rockets vs Warriors
Warriors
-9 -110 at 5Dimes
Lost
$110.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on GSW (10* MAIN EVENT). Anyone waiting for the "Warriors' era" to come to an end is probably going to have to wait a long time. The team resigned Curry, Durant, Iguodala, Livingston, McGee, Pachulia and West while also bringing in Nick Young and Omri Casspi. They have the potential to be every bit as good as last season. The Rockets added Chris Paul in the offeseason. Any team with both Harden and Paul in the backcourt is obviously going to be dangerous. However, I'm betting that it will take at least a game or two for the chemistry to really be there. Remember, this Warrior team is a tight cohesive unit, a well-oiled machine, the players knowing exactly what to expect from each other. I'll be at the game, watching the ring ceremony. It should be a good one and I ultimately expect the Warriors to win by double-digits.

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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.