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16-7 L4 DAYS ~ SUPER SUNDAY STARTS EARLY! While he's still got a lot of work to do, Burns appears to have officially turned the corner. The only way to get ALL of Ben's plays is with an all-sports subscription!

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Off yesterday's winner with the Pirates, Ben Burns has quietly gone 8-2 his L10 at the ballpark. Here's a situation where Burns "exploits the run-line for maximum value." Its SO STRONG that he's hitting it with his HIGHEST RATING. Enjoy!

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Entering Sunday's action, Ben Burns is 16-7 the past four days. That includes a 7-2 (+$3616) mark at the ballpark. Saturday's lone MLB selection ("PERSONAL FAVORITE") resulted in a WIRE-TO-WIRE WINNER with the Angels. Here's his latest. Lay the wood. Expect a BEATDOWN!

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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 4 Picks (2 MLB, 2 NBA)


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!

*This subscription includes 4 Picks (2 MLB, 2 NBA)

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 23, 2017
Clippers vs Jazz
-2 -115 at BMaker
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on UTAH 10* PERS FAV. Given the situation, I feel that we're getting the Jazz at a bargain. Griffin is out for the playoffs. True, the Clippers are used to dealing with adversity and playing without Griffin and/or Paul. Still, its a major blow and their chances of advancing deep into the playoffs took a serious hit. Even with Griffin in the lineup, it was going to be tough to beat the Jazz here, in what is essentially a must-win game. The Jazz, now 29-13 at home overall, are 37-16-3 ATS the past few seasons, when attempting to avenge a home loss. The Clippers, 23-19 on the road, are only 2-6 SU the last eight time they were leading in a playoff series, 7-15 SU their last 22 in that situation. Expect the Jazz to bounce back with a win and cover. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 23, 2017
Yankees vs Pirates
-120 at betonline
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on PITTSBURGH 10* BREAKFAST CLUB. These teams have split the first two meetings of this series. With Nova on the mound, facing his former team for the first time, I expect the Pirates to have the advantage in this afternoon's rubber game. While his record doesn't show it, Nova has been excellent so far this season. He allowed just two runs, on only five hits, through eight innings last time out. The extremely efficient outing saw him need only 78 pitches. Through three starts, he's got a stellar 2.25 ERA and 0.95 WHIP. He has yet to walk a batter. Montgomery, on the other hand, has a 1.50 WHIP. He's allowing more than a hit per inning and he's already walked four in less than 11 combined innings of work. Including their victory in Game 1, when Sabathia was on the mound, the Pirates are a profitable 42-29 (+11.6) against southpaw starters, the past 2+ seasons. Look for them to improve on those stats here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 23, 2017
Rockets vs Thunder
-1 -115 at BMaker
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I'm playing on OKC 10* MAIN EVENT. I lost with the Thunder in their last game. Laying -2.5 points, they won by two. The non-cover notwithstanding, it was a solid effort, one which got them back the series. I look for the Thunder to carry the positive momentum into this afternoon's game. Now 3-1 ATS their last four when trailing in a playoff series, the Thunder are also 11-6 ATS (12-5 SU) this season, after scoring 115 or more points in their previous game. While the Rockets, 2-7 ATS overall in April, are a solid 25-17 on the road, the Thunder are a superior 29-13 here at home. The pointspread should be a non-factor this time and I expect the Thunder to finish on top.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Apr 23, 2017
Capitals vs Maple Leafs
-141 at betonline
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on WASHINGTON 10* GAME OF WEEK. Every game has obviously been extremely close. However, I believe the Caps have slowly begun to exert their will. Up 3-2, I expect them to smell the blood in the water and look for them to close the series. The Leafs had their chance. If they could have won either of the last two games, they'd be in great shape. As it is, I expect the results of the last two games to be a bit deflating for them, while the Caps are coming in on a high. The Leafs are already heroes in Toronto, as this is a city used to losing hockey teams. The Caps, on the other hand, are on a mission. Expect them to take the next step here. *GOW


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.