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As far as Ben Burns is concerned, its NEVER too early to start thinking about football. In fact, for him, its a 365-day year job. He's already fired with a couple of early Wk 1 plays, one 'side' & one 'total.'

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Off back-to-back winners on the hardwood, Ben Burns GOES BIG in Game 1 of the Finals. Regulars know this is when Burns tends to really shine. You in?

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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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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 (1 MLB, 2 NHL & 1 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 (1 MLB, 2 NHL & 1 NBA)

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 27, 2017
Padres vs Nationals
-232 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on WASHINGTON 5* BIG JUICE BEATDOWN. The Padres caught a break on Thursday, as they missed DeGrom in the finale of the Mets series. However, they've had no such luck here. Yesterday, they had to go up against Scherzer. This afternoon, they'll be facing Strasburg. While Richard is no slouch, its hard to win when your team doesn't hit. (While not his fault, his teams are 1-5 against the Nats.) Coming off a dominant effort, arguably his best of the season, Strasburg (born in San Diego, went to San Diego State) will face a Padre team which hits just .220 and averages only 3.4 runs per game. The Nats, by comparison, average 5.7 runs and hit .274. Here at home, that average climbs to .293. Strasburg, 5-1 overall vs. the Padres, won his last two home starts against SD by a combined score of 19-4, allowing just two combined runs in 13 innings. Expect Strasburg to get the better of Richard, the Nats finishing on top. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 27, 2017
Reds vs Phillies
-137 at betonline
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on PHILADELPHIA 10* PERS FAV. Off yesterday's loss, I fully expect the Phillies to respond this afternoon. While he hasn't gotten wins to show or it, Eickhoff has shown signs of coming around for the Phillies. He delivered a quality start at Texas two starts ago and could have easily done the same vs. Colorado last time out, if not for some "cheap" (bloop) hits, which all came at the wrong time. He'd still go six innings and allow four runs. In those two starts, Eickhoff has 12 K's against just one walk. That's a lot more than the Reds can say about their starter. Arroyo was originally slated to go yesterday. Instead, he and Adleman got flip-flopped. While I also expected the Phillies to hit Adleman, Arroyo is arguably even more hittable. Last time out, he gave up six runs in 5 1/3 innings, serving up four long balls along the way. That was at home. However, he's also 0-2 with a terrible 8.05 ERA and 1.842 WHIP in four road starts. Eickhoff was a hard-luck loser when he faced the Reds back on 4/5. He allowed just two runs, on only five hits, in 6 2/3 innings of that game, striking out six against one walk. A similar effort should be more than enough this afternoon. Look for Eickhoff to finally get some run support, the Phillies bouncing back with a much-needed win. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 27, 2017
Braves vs Giants
UNDER 8 -120 Lost
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I'm playing on Atlanta/SF to finish UNDER the total 10* BLUE CHIP. The Giants have scored only one run in their last two games combined and six runs in their last four games. This figures to be another low-scoring affair. Blach has made four starts here this season. All four of those games fell below the total, Blach allowing just five earned runs, on only 17 hits, in 26 combined innings. (That translates to a 1.73 ERA and 0.885 WHIP.) Foltynewic is in excellent current form for the Braves, as he's allowed just one run in four of his last six starts. He's 3-0 with a 2.65 ERA his last three and he's got a 1.99 ERA in four road starts on the season. While Blach will have the advantage of facing the Braves for the first time, Foltynewic's lone 2016 start here resulted in a 3-1 final, Foltynewic allowing just a single run in 7 2/3 innings. More of the same on Saturday night. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 28, 2017
Reds vs Phillies
+1½ -135 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing PHILADELPHIA on the run-line 8* ANNIHILATOR. The Phillies bring some positive momentum into the game, after yesterday's victory. I like their chances again this afternoon. With the Reds favored on the money-line, we're able to get an extra +1.5 runs at a very reasonable price. Admittedly, Eflin has struggled recently. He does have a 3.15 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in three daytime starts though and a date with the Reds isn't quite as intimidating as the Rockies or Rangers, the last two opponents he faced. Keep in mind that the former 1st round pick had a 1.89 ERA in April. The Reds are only 3-7 when Feldman takes the mound, 1-3 on the road. He got rocked in his last road start and has a 4.79 ERA on the road overall. I'm grabbing the extra +1.5 runs. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 28, 2017
Angels vs Marlins
+1½ -170 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing MIAMI on the run-line (+1.5 runs. 10* BREAKFAST CLUB) While I like the Marlins' chances of winning "outright," getting an extra +1.5 runs at this reasonable a price is too good a deal to pass up. Admittedly, Shoemaker has been solid overall (3.97 ERA) and he's been stingy of late. That said, the Angels are still just 10-18 on the road and I won't be surprised if they have some trouble against a pitcher who they haven't previously seen. While Urena may be 0-2 in two home starts, he's also got a 2.31 ERA in those games. Additionally, it should be noted that he's got a 0.77 ERA and 0.86 WHIP in daytime appearances. I'm grabbing the extra +1.5 runs. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 28, 2017
Mets vs Pirates
UNDER 9 -110 Tie
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on NY/Pittsburgh to finish UNDER the total, 10* BEST BET. While both teams enter tonight's game on "over" streaks, I expect to see some decent pitching on display on Sunday night. Harvey has gradually been coming around. Last time out, he allowed just three hits and two runs, through five innings. In his last start vs. the Pirates, he allowed only one run through six innings. He'll face a Pirate lineup which is averaging just 3.8 runs per game at home. While his overall numbers admittedly aren't very good, Glasnow is off a quality start last time out, allowing two runs through six complete innings. He'll have the advantage of starting against the Mets for the first time. Don't be surprised when this one proves lower-scoring than most will be expecting. 


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. “Your Sports Betting Headquarters” has everything you need to bet on sports successfully. We have the World's top documented sports betting experts that provide free sports picks and guaranteed sports picks to put you on the winning side.

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