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Entering the NBA season, Ben Burns top-rated basketball plays are on a REMARKABLE RUN which has produced a RIDICULOUS $91.7K IN PROFIT. Burns isn't waiting to improve on that record with first play of the season!

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As per usual, Ben Burns has OWNED the Pac-12 this season. He's a PERFECT 3-0 his last three Pac-12 plays, a SIZZLING 6-1 his last seven. On Friday, USC travels to Colorado and Ben puts that AWESOME 86% RECORD on the line. If you only make one total the rest of the regular season, MAKE IT THIS ONE!

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Ben Burns was a PERFECT 3-0 with last Saturday's football reports, going 4-1 with the individual plays. In fact, he narrowly missed out on the PERFECT 5-0 SWEEP. His lone top rated play was a WINNER w/ Utah. Speaking of "BIG PLAYS," Ben is elevating to his VERY HIGHEST RATING for this week's Saturday Afternoon "BEST BET." Don't wait. Hit it N-O-W!

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Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Oct 21, 2019
Blue Jackets vs. Maple Leafs
6½ -109

The Leafs have seen their last five games all produce a minimum of six combined goals. Four of those games finished with seven or more. However, they'll be without Tavares and they'll be facing a Columbus team which has seen its last five games all finish with five or fewer combined goals. I won't be surprised if goals are a little harder to come by for this one. The last four meetings between these teams have all finished with six or fewer combined goals. Consider the Under. 


Ben Burns' "BREAKFAST CLUB" tickets have long been a staple of a healthy, profitable wagering diet. The PERFECT way to get one's day started. Speaking of "perfect," these tickets are currently a PERFECT 4-0 the L4, including Illinois over Wisconsin last Saturday. In case you missed it, that was the biggest upset in the Big-Ten in about 40 years! Going back further finds Ben's B.C. tickets on a 12-1 RUN, a PERFECT 11-0 the L11 sides. His next one, WINNER #12, doesn't go until Saturday at 12:00 ET but its already ready to go, right now. Don't wait!

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Oct 20, 2019
Canucks vs Rangers
-127 at betonline
Play Type: Free

Yesterday, I successfully played against the Canucks. They were playing an early game, at NJ. Here's what I had to say: "The Canucks have been on a nice roll. Playing an early game in the Eastern Time Zone and in potential "letdown mode" off a win over the defending champs, I expect their winning streak to come to an end here. Even off the win over the Blues, the Canucks are still just 3-8 the past 2+ seasons, after winning their previous three or more games. During that span, they're also 20-34 (-9.4) after scoring four or more goals in their previous game. The Devils got the monkey off their back with their first win last time out. They handled the Canucks last season incl. a 4-0 win here. Expect them to take care of business once again."

Today, the Canucks are playing another early game. This time, they're at MSG, taking on the Rangers. Longtime Canuck fans hate this place. After winning their first two, the Rangers have dropped three staight. They're coming in hungry. They're a lucrative 100-73 (+27.6) over the years, after three or more consec. losses. They beat the Canucks again here last season. Schedule and venue in their favor, they should take care of business. Consider NY. 


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Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Oct 20, 2019
Oilers vs Jets
-127 at betonline
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on WINNIPEG. The Jets have failed to come through for me a couple of times. However, with the red hot Oilers coming to town, I expect them to elevate their game. The old Oiler teams used to be famous for "loving to party." While the current Oilers don't have the same reputation for going out on Saturday nights, its still interesting that Edmonton is just 6-14 (-9.4) its last 20 Sunday games. During the same span, Winnipeg is 20-8 (+10.1) when playing on Sunday. Not why I'm making the play but interesting all the same. The Jets have had success against Edmonton. They've beaten the Oilers each of the last two meetings and five of the past six. Speaking of "five of six," the Jets are 5-1 the past 2+ seasons, after having lost their previous three consecutive games. They're going to be hungry, to say the least. Expect them to bounce back and improve to 30-18 (+8.2) their last 48, when off a loss by two or more goals. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 20, 2019
Cardinals vs Giants
UNDER 51 -110 Won
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I'm playing on Arizona/NY UNDER the total. With a heavy dose of the run helping to chew up the clock, I believe that this O/U number is generously high. Indeed, both teams are going to be running with regularity. The Giants have seen all three of their road games finish above the total, each finishing with a minimum of 49 combined points. However, the opposite has been true here at home. Their three home games have all fallen below the number, none producing more than 42 points. Going back further finds the UNDER at 12-7 in their games here the past 2+ seasons. Meanwhile, Arizona has seen the UNDER go a perfect 5-0 against NFC East teams the past 2+ seasons. During that span, the UNDER is also 9-3 when the Cards had allowed 30 or more points in their previous game. Expect those stats to improve this afternoon.

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 20, 2019
49ers vs Redskins
+10½ -115 at Bovada
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on WASHINGTON. While the 49ers are off to a fantastic start, I believe that this will prove to be a very tough spot. This is a West-Coast based team, playing an early game, its second straight on the road, while coming off a huge win over a division rival. Off to a perfect start, it'll be easy for the 49ers to start patting themselves on the back a bit. It may not have been overly impressive, but the Skins did get a win last game. That gives them some positive momentum coming in. With a pair of road games on deck, the Skins know they need to take advantage of the scheduling advantage here. They're 4-1 ATS (5-0 SU) their last five against the NFC West. Expect them to give their guests all they can handle. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 20, 2019
Saints vs Bears
-3½ -119 at BMaker
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*10 Non-Divisional GOM on Bears. I'm playing on CHICAGO. Naturally, I respect the Saints. They came through big for me two weeks ago against Tampa. Last week, their defense helped me cash an important 'under,' allowing just six points and 226 total yards. Still, this is a very tough spot. Playing the second of b2b road games, I expect the travel and absence of Brees to finally catch up with them. Note that Kamara, currently questionable, appears unlikely to be ready, as he has yet to practice. Either way, the Bears are going to be in a hostile mood after blowing the game against the Raiders. They've had two weeks to prepare for this one. The Bears, who hope to have Trubisky back, are tough at home. Look for them to improve to 14-5-1 ATS their last 20 here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Oct 21, 2019
Avalanche vs Blues
-137 at BMaker
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on ST. LOUIS. Needless to say, the Avs are off to a fantastic start. However, I believe they'll finally suffer their first regulation loss here. They just won two games in two days, in the state of Florida. They've been on the road for a long time already and they've got some time in Vegas ahead of them. They'll also be facing the defending champs. The Blues are going to be extremely hungry to get back on track. They've beaten the Avs four straight times. Going back further finds the Blues at 13-3 the past 16 meetings. Expect a highly motivated effort to lead to them improving on those stats Monday. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 21, 2019
Patriots vs Jets
+10½ -135 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on NEW YORK. While the Patriots have been making it look easy, I expect them to finally receive a test on Monday night. The Jets, who covered at New England a month ago, come in confident. Last time out, they beat Dallas outright, a 24-22 win. Note that the Jets are 2-0 ATS the last couple of times that they were off a win off three or fewer points. During that span, they're also 6-2 ATS when avenging a loss of 14 or more points. Some might be surprised to learn that the Pats are just 6-12 ATS their last 18 as road favorites in the -7.5 to -10 range. Look for them to have their hands full in this one. 


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.