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19-10 (22-10 w/ free) on the month, 11-3 his L14 top-rated plays. Ben is HEATING UP BIG on the gridiron and he's got an AWESOME weekend of football lined up. Friday's card includes OREGON/UTAH.

Ben Burns has had some MASSIVE Decembers in the past & he's looking to make this one his BEST EVER. Early signs suggest that THIS IS HAPPENING. He's now a H-O-T 19-10 on the month. Here, he fires with a trio of tickets (2 ML, 1 PL) from Friday's hockey card. Jump on board and go for the 3-0 S-W-E-E-P!

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Ben Burns has had some MASSIVE Decembers in the past & he's looking to make this one his BEST EVER. Early signs suggest that THIS IS HAPPENING. Now 19-10 (22-10 w/ free) on the month, 11-3 his L14 top-rated plays. He's firing with FIVE plays Friday, two of which have received his highest rating. Don't have a membership? Get ALL FIVE WINNERS here!

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As you're likely aware, Ben Burns simply OWNS THE PAC-12. The west-coast based sharp routinely crushes this conference. Most recently, he nailed the 'under' in the Apple Bowl, a 20-POINT WINNER. He's 6-1 his L7 Pac-12 plays and 9-2 his L11. On Friday, its the Ducks taking on the Utes, a pair of teams Burns KNOWS like the back of hand. Get down NOW!

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College football's championship weekend arrives today and Ben Burns is ready to ATTACK. He's making five HUGE plays, including his top play from the Big Ten & his #1 TOTAL OF THE MONTH. It all starts with the Pac-12 Championship Game between Utah and Oregon and you KNOW Burns DOMINATES the Pac-12. Don't have a membership? Get ALL FIVE WINNERS here!

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Ben Burns' basketball totals, pro and college, are already 4-1/80% this month. On the calendar year, they're now 84-57/60%. Ben has just released his latest "BLUE CHIP." Stop what you're doing and get down on it IMMEDIATELY!

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Just as its important to start your day with a good breakfast, its critical to start your wagering weekend off on a winning note. Ben Burns' latest "BREAKFAST CLUB" provides us with that opportunity and it does so in B-L-O-W-O-U-T FASHION. Don't sleep in as this is going to be a GOOD OL FASHIONED *** WHIPPING! 

As per usual, kickoff is at high noon!

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Like CASHING O/U tickets? Make plans to join "Totals Expert" Ben Burns for an ABSOLUTE BEAST of a total on EARLY Saturday afternoon!

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Ben Burns was a BLISTERING 6-1 on Black Friday (now 20-6 L5 years!) including an ABSOLUTE LAUGHER with his November TOTAL OF THE MONTH, the 'under' in the Apple Cup. If you enjoyed that 20-POINT WINNER, you're going to LOVE that December version. It goes EARLY Saturday and it absolutely falls under the "MUST PLAY CATEGORY." Don't wait. HIT IT HARD!

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Ben Burns WON BIG when the Buckeyes and Badgers met back on 10/26 and he absolutely plans to WIN EVEN BIGGER in the rematch! If you liked Illinois over Wisconsin OR if you liked Wisconsin over Minnesota, you need to KNOW what Ben Burns is playing in the Big-Ten Title game. Don't guess!

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Here it is, Ben Burns' December GAME OF THE MONTH. If Ben hadn't already won his NFL GAME OF THE YEAR, a winner with the Saints on 10/6, this would be it. Burns' football is 8-2 the past two Sundays. If you only make one play the rest of 2019, you should probably be making it this one. Seriously, its that good. Don't wait. 

(Kickoff: 1:00 ET Sunday)

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Ben Burns is 11-4 the past two Sundays, 8-2 with his football. He's going for a PERFECT SWEEP this week and it starts right here. Don't wait. Grab all three winners, including Ben's EARLY "BEST BET," his BREAKFAST CLUB and his EARLY ANNIHILATOR and go for the PERFECT 3-0 SWEEP!

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Its Ben Burns time of the year and he's got an ABSOLUTE BEHEMOTH going on Monday night. Join him NOW and take advantage of Cyber Monday. Hurry!

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE. Don't believe? Grab a 3-DAY PASS and see for yourself!

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Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 06, 2019
Canadiens vs. Rangers
in 7h

I was 5-3 yesterday but two of the losses came from these teams. The Rangers beat me, as I took Columbus against them. And, I backed Montreal in its loss to Colorado. Hindsight being 20-20, I was a day too early. Today was the day to support the Habs while fading the Rangers. NY already scored the road win at Montreal, so the Canadiens are going to be hungry to get some payback. They won their last visit here (4-2 last March) and I like them to find away to get it done again. At roughly a pick'em price, consider Montreal. 

College football's championship weekend arrives today and Ben Burns is ready to ATTACK. He's making five HUGE plays, including his top play from the Big Ten & his #1 TOTAL OF THE MONTH. It all starts with the Pac-12 Championship Game between Utah and Oregon and you KNOW Burns DOMINATES the Pac-12. Don't have a membership? Get ALL FIVE WINNERS here!

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 05, 2019
Louisiana Tech vs Mississippi State
Louisiana Tech
+8½ -110 at Bovada
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on LA TECH. Its another "all Bulldog" matchup here. Once again, I'm going with the Bulldogs from LA Tech. Some will recall that I backed LA Tech against the Samford Bulldogs last time out. LA Tech won by 22, covering by double-digits. Off that win, confidence will be sky high. Other than Villanova, which beat Miss. State, this is the toughest team, in my opinion, that Miss. State will have faced. While Miss. State is a good team, I feel it could get caught looking ahead to a big game at K-State, next up on its schedule. Note that LA Tech is 2-0 ATS against the SEC the past couple of seasons while MSU is 0-2 ATS against Conf. USA. I mentioned in the win over Samford that LA Tech brought back four starters from last season. An experienced team, look for them to give their hosts a tougher game than most will be expecting. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 05, 2019
Avalanche vs Canadiens
-110 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on MONTREAL. The Canadiens finally stopped the bleedind last time out. They're going to be highly motivated to make it two in a row. Schedule and venue in their favor, I expect them to do exactly that. While Montreal had last night off, the Avs are off a big win at Toronto last night. Thats noteworthy as they're just 10-16 (-5.1) the past couple of seasons, when playing the second of b2b games. The home team has won seven straight in the series. Expect that home ice dominance to continue here.

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Dec 05, 2019
76ers vs Wizards
+7½ -115 at Bovada
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on WASHINGTON. I won with the 76ers in their last game. However, that was at home and they were laying less points than they are now. That 9-point win against Utah notwithstanding, the 76ers have been playing a lot of very close games lately. Their previous four games were all decided by six or fewer points. So, thats five straight decided by single-digits. That makes covering this kind of number on the road tough. The Wizards are going to be desperate. They're 16-8-1 ATS their last 25 as home underdogs. In what should be another close one, grab the points and look for the Wizards to improve to 13-5 ATS the last 18 times that they played a home game where the O/U line was 230 or greater. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 05, 2019
Rangers vs Blue Jackets
Blue Jackets
-135 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on COLUMBUS. Off b2b losses and with a road trip on deck, the Jackets are going to be a desperate team tonight. They know they need this one and I expect their very best effort. The Rangers came back down to earth with a 4-1 loss last time out. Thats noteworthy as they're a terrible 20-42 (-20.4) when off a loss by two or more goals, the past couple of seasons. During the same stretch, the Jackets were a far better 35-22 (+9) when off a loss by two or more. The Jackets have taken three straight in the series and they continue that dominance this evening. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 05, 2019
Jets vs Stars
-153 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on DALLAS. This is the second game of a home-and-home series. After dropping the game at Winnipeg, I expect the Stars to bounce back and return the favor this evening. Off four straight losses and playing with immedite revenge, the Stars are going to be extremely hungry. They're still a healthy 9-5 here at Dallas. Remember, prior to the skid, they'd won seven straight including a 5-3 home win against these same Jets. Including that result, the home team is already 3-0 in the season series. Over the years, the Stars a profitable 76-55 (+17.8) when off three or more consecutive losses. During that skid, they're an even more lucrative 232-149 (+53) after scoring one goal or less in their previous game. Expect home ice to again prove the difference. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 05, 2019
Sabres vs Flames
OVER 5½ -108 Won
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Buffalo/Calgary OVER the total. When the Sabres played here last season, the O/U line was 6.5. The teams combined for seven goals. We're working with a much lower O/U line tonight, which I feel is offering excellent value. While the Flames have been on an 'under' streak, with this low number, I expect it to come to an end here. The Sabres scored seven goals themselves last time out. Thats twice in their last three games that they've scored six or more. The Sabres, who lost this season's first meeting, have seen the OVER go 31-22-3 the past 2+ seasons, when attempting to avenge an earlier home loss. Expect those stats to improve here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Dec 05, 2019
Cowboys vs Bears
OVER 42 -110 Won
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Dallas/Chicago OVER the total. This is a low O/U number and I believe it'll prove to be low. While I respect both defenses, neither is unbeatable. Last game, the Bears gave up 20 to Detroit with the Lions using their third string QB. They'll face a far more dangerous offense here. The Cowboys, meanwhile, gave up 26 later in the same day. They've given up 26 or more in three of their past four. Having lost that game against the Bills, note that the OVER is 5-1 the past six times that the Cowboys were off a loss as a home favorite. During that span, the Bears, who failed to cover the closing line on Thanksgiving, have seen the OVER go 3-0 when off a SU victory in which they failed to cover. With Dallas games against fellow NFC opponents averaging 50 points this season, look for the final combined score to find its way above the relatively low number. 


Age: 45


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.