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Over recent years, Burns' top-rated plays have produced an AMAZING $92,620 IN PROFIT. That includes a 13-7 RECORD the L7 days & a MASSIVE 31-17 ($11,260) mark since late October. An all-sports pass gets you ALL!

Including a 135-106 BLOWOUT WIN with his Oct. Game Of The Month, (Charlotte on 10/26) Ben Burns is a SICK 14-4 ATS (78%) ON THE SEASON with his top-rated NBA sides. If you like those stats, you're going to LOVE Ben's single BIGGEST PLAY OF THE YEAR to date. Seriously. If you make only one NBA play in November, you probably want to make it this one!

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Just like its important to start your day with a healthy breakfast, its imperative that you start your wagering day on the right foot. Ben Burns' "BREAKFAST CLUB" selections have been making that possible for the better part of two decades now. Do the right and start your Saturday in the Winner's Circle. KICKOFF @ 12 ET!

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Do NOT miss out on Ben Burns' CFB GAME OF THE WEEK. While this EARLY game might have a small number, Ben Burns is absolutely forecasting a MAMMOTH WIN. Go get it!

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Ben Burns' college football totals are 17-7/71% on the season. His VERY BIGGEST from November goes Saturday afternoon. You in?

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In Aug., Ben Burns nailed his NFLX GOM, a WINNER (Arizona) on 8/11. Ben didn't release a "Game Of The Month" in Sept. because his biggest side from that month was a WINNER with his GOY. In Oct., his GOM was a WINNER, Atlanta on 10/14. To put that another, his BIGGEST SIDE of each month is a PERFECT 3-0 ON THE SEASON. Here's November's BIGGEST SIDE!

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Over recent years, entering Wednesday's action, Burns' top-rated plays have produced an AMAZING $91,720 IN PROFIT. That includes an 11-6 RECORD the L6 days & a MASSIVE 29-16 ($10,360) mark since late October. Monday's win with the 'over' in the NY/SF game brought Burns to 4-1/80% his L5 NFL totals. Here's his #1 total from Week 11. Do NOT miss!

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As you know, Ben Burns is M-O-N-E-Y on Monday Night. Burns WON AGAIN each of the last three weeks. Now he goes with his BIGGEST MNF PLAY OF THE ENTIRE YEAR!

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Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Nov 16, 2018
Nets vs. Wizards
-6½ -105
in 14h

Having won three straight, the Wizards have finally turned things around. Last time out, they hammered the Cavs by 24 points. That was by far their biggest win of the young season and it'll give them plenty of confidence coming into tonight's game. The Nets, on the other hand, are 0-3 SU/ATS their last three games. The loss of LeVert is significant as he was doing a lot for them. Allen has missed the last couple of games with illness. Even if he does return, he may be at less than 100%. Hollis-Jefferson is starting to get more minutes but he, too, may be at less than 100%. Either way, this is a case of two teams currently going in opposite directions. Consider Washington. 

***NOVEMBER NBA GAME OF THE MONTH ALERT*** Including a 135-106 BLOWOUT WIN with his October Game Of The Month, (Charlotte on 10/26) Ben Burns is a SICK 14-4 ATS (78%) ON THE SEASON with his top-rated NBA sides. If you like those stats, you're going to LOVE Ben's single BIGGEST PLAY OF THE YEAR to date. Seriously. If you make only one NBA play in November, you probably want to make it this one. Its ready to go, right now. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Nov 15, 2018
Panthers vs Blue Jackets
Blue Jackets
-124 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on COLUMBUS (8*). The Panthers haven't lost since returning from Finland but I expect that to change this evening. The Jackets have dominated the Panthers since coming into the league, particularly here at Columbus. The Jackets have held three of their past four opponents to less than two goals. Expect them to continue their success against Florida and to improve to 31-15 (+10.4) the past couple of seasons, when playing with two day's rest in between games. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Nov 15, 2018
Maple Leafs vs Sharks
-130 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on SJ (10* PERS FAV). While the Leafs have been excellent on the road this season, this is going to prove a very difficult venue. The home team won both meetings in last year's season series. In the game here at SJ, the Sharks held a commanding 39-18 advantage in shots. The absence of Matthews figures to finally catch up to Toronto tonight. The Sharks followed up a 3-1 win over Calgary with a 5-4 win over a strong Nashville team. Expect them to carry that positive momentum into tonight's game, improving to 37-20 (+14.2) the past couple of seasons, after allowing four or more goals in their previous game. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Nov 15, 2018
Rangers vs Islanders
-130 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on the NY ISLANDERS (8*). I won with both these teams in their last game, each of them defeated Vancouver. I liked what I saw from the Isles more though. The Isles are now a perfect 6-0 within the division, moving to 34-30 (+11.3) in divisional play the past couple of seasons. During the same span, the Rangers were just 26-35 (-9.6) in divisional action. Given those stats, its not overly surprising to learn that the Isles were a perfect 4-0 against the Rangers last season, 7-1 the past two. They've outscored them by a combined 12-3 margin the past three meetings. Expect that h2h dominance to continue for another night. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Nov 15, 2018
Oregon vs Iowa
+4 -110 at Bovada
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on IOWA (10* GAME OF WEEK). These teams will be playing at MSG. While thats technically a neutral court, I expect it to favor the Hawkeyes. Iowa has played here before, as the Big Ten Tourney was played here last season. (The Hawkeyes beat Illinois and lost to Michigan, the eventual champ, in OT.) Oregon, on the other hand, hasn't played here in more than a decade. While the Ducks are indeed very talented, they're also relatively young. This game is going to be a big deal to them and I expect there to be some nervousness. With an O/U line in the low 150s, as this play is posted, note that the Ducks are just 3-10 ATS the past 13 times that they played a neutral court game with an O/U line in the 150 to 154.5 range. Don't expect them to improve on those stats tonight.

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Nov 15, 2018
Florida Atlantic vs North Texas
Florida Atlantic
+3½ -105 at Bovada
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on FAU (10* BEST BET). The Owls hammered North Texas again last season, after beating the Mean Green by 38 points (69-31) the previous season. Off b2b blowout wins and playing their best football of the season right now, I feel that they're offering us excellent value once again. Thats particularly true with this line opening below three and passing right through that important number. Having put up nearly 1200 yards of total offense their past two games alone, the Owls are oozing with confidence right now. On the other hand, North Texas lost outright, when favored by more than two touchdowns, in its last game. I'll gladly grab the points but I like FAU to win this one outright. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Nov 15, 2018
Packers vs Seahawks
UNDER 49½ -110 Lost
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on GB/Seattle UNDER the total (10* O/U BEST BET). A matchup of Rodgers vs. Wilson will have many expecting a shootout. Many of those probably thought the same thing when these teams met last season. The O/U line was 50 but the final combined score was only 26. This season, the Packers check in off three consecutive games which finished below the total. Last week, they won by running the ball and playing great defense. Thats largely been the formula for Seattle, too. The Hawks have run the ball a minimum of 32 times in seven straight games. As you know, a heavy dose of the run tends to keep the clock moving which in turn will often lead to lower-scoring games. While last week's game vs. the high-scoring Rams finished above the total, the UNDER is still a healthy 6-2 the Hawks' last eight games. The Hawks have only been favored three times this season. All three games stayed well below the total, producing 37, 37 and 30 points. Look for this one to also prove lower-scoring than expected. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Nov 15, 2018
Toledo vs Kent State
-13 -108 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on TOLEDO (8* MAC ANNIHILATOR). There's a real difference in talent and motivation in this one. The Rockets are a much better team, still trying to lock down a bowl berth. The Flashes are a weak team, essentially playing out the string. The only two teams that KSU defeated this season were a bad Bowling Green team and Howard, a Div 1AA team. If this was KSU's home or season finale, there might be some extra motivation. However, they host Eastern Michigan next week. So, the Flashes don't even have that going for them. Toledo has taken care of business against weaker teams. The Rockets played some tough non-conf. opponents (like Fresno State and Miami) and their conf. losses have come against the likes of NIU and Buffalo. Their 51-24 blowout win at Western Michigan on 10/25 shows that the Rockets are more than capable of winning big on the road. Expect them to do so here, picking up the cover along the way.


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.