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Burns released 40 top-rated (10*) MLB selections in June. Including yesterday's winner, his record for the month was a BLISTERING 27-13, good for a sweet $10,390. That's part of a long-term, all sports TOP PLAY HEATER which has produced MORE THAN $150K IN PURE DOCUMENTED PROFIT. Here's his first 10* rated MLB play in July. You know what to do!

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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 30, 2016
Twins vs White Sox
White Sox
-160 at betonline
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on CHICAGO. The Sox won big yesterday and they should be able to build on that victory in Thursday afternoon's all southpaw affair. Rodon has allowed two runs in each of his last three starts, averaging six innings. Over that span, he's got a 3.00 ERA with 23 Ks vs. just five walks. Milone, on the other hand, has failed to go five innings in any of his last three starts. He's got a 4.84 ERA and 1.845 WHIP in that span. The Twins are 0-3 when he starts on the road. Note that the Sox bullpen has a combined home ERA which is roughly three runs less than the Twins' relievers' combined road ERA. Milone got the better of Rodon in a game at Minnesota last September. With the Twins averaging only 3.7 runs per game vs. southpaws, compared to Chicago's 4.6 rpg vs. southpaws, Rodon, who has a 1.50 ERA vs. the Twins, gets some payback. 10*

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 30, 2016
Dodgers vs Brewers
+1½ -140 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing MILWAUKEE on the run-line (+1.5 runs). The Brewers took yesterday's game 7-0 and this one also sets up well for them. Davies is 4-2 (team is 6-3) in nine home starts, posting a 3.11 ERA and 1.018 WHIP. He's enjoyed an outstanding month of June. In five starts, he's got a 1.64 ERA and 0.788 WHIP. Maeda hasn't been as good. Last time out, he allowed four runs in five innings, serving up a pair of long-balls. So, why the run-line? Though I like the Brewers' chances of winning "outright," note that Davies just lost a 1-run game (3-2 final score) at LA two starts ago. Also, two days later, Maeda beat the Brewers (2-1) by a single run. Another close one won't surprise and I'll happily lay the reasonable number for the extra +1.5 runs. 9* 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 30, 2016
Rangers vs Yankees
-130 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on NY. The Yankees were down big yesterday but fought all the way back to win, walk-off style, in the bottom of the ninth. That type of victory should provide them with some positive momentum this afternoon while the tough loss could be a little deflating for the Rangers. Either way, the matchup should favor the home team. Pineda has been much improved in June, recording a 3.00 ERA in four starts. Over his last three starts, he's recorded 25 K's while walking only three batters. Griffin, who recently came off the DL, will be making just his second start since the first week of May. He was fairly solid in his return but only went 4 1/3 innings. Pineda continues his strong month and the Yanks salvage the series split. 9* 

Matchup Selection W/L
CFL  |  Jun 30, 2016
Toronto vs Saskatchewan
-3 -115 at Bovada
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on SASKATCHEWAN. Its true that there's a little bit of an "unknown" factor about the Riders. That's because they transformed their team from last year and because they had a bye in Week 1. There are a number of things we do know though. For starters, they LOVE football in Regina and the entire city desperately wants their team to return to prominence. Second, they brought in a winning coaching staff that means business. Head coach/GM Chris Jones brought almost his entire coaching staff over from Edmonton, after winning the Grey Cup last season. Having last week off gave Jones, 4-0 off a bye in two years as a head coach, some extra time to gameplan for the Argos. Speaking of the Argos, they weren't very good in Week 1, getting blown out by a 42-20 score, while managing a mere 261 yards of total offense. While that was at home, the Argos have won just seven of their past 20 road games. Look for the Riders to start the new era with a win and cover. 10* 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jul 01, 2016
Indians vs Blue Jays
Blue Jays
-118 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on TORONTO. The Indians are really rolling right now and they took yesterday's opener by a 4-1 score. I expect the Jays to bounce back and cool them off on "Canada Day" though. Admittedly, Tomlin is having a pretty solid first half, much better overall than Stroman. However, a closer look reveals that he gave up three home runs last game, which is a bit troubling. By comparison, Stroman has only given up four home runs in eight combined home starts this season. Tomlin got the W but still gave up six runs in six innings in his lone start at Toronto, although that was nearly five full years ago. The Indians have been terrific during night games but are only 13-13 (-1.8) when playing during the afternoon. The Jays, on the other hand, have been better during the day (18-13) than they have at night. Look for them to send the home fans home happy on the holiday afternoon. 9* 


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.