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**NFL G.O.Y. ALERT** Normally, Ben's BIGGEST PLAY OF THE ENTIRE SEASON comes later in the fall. However, this season, he got exactly what he was looking for in WK 3. Sunday @ 1pm ET! Gridiron DOMINATION cont!

While he had a tough Monday overall, Ben Burns did easily nail his lone top-rated MLB release. Top rated MLB plays are 9-4 the past 13, a PERFECT 3-0 since the weekend. Thats part of a longer, multi-year streak with ALL top plays which has produced $78.8K IN PROFITS. Next up is Ben's #1 TOTAL OF THE WEEK. You in?

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After closing out Saturday night with a top-rated winner with SDSU, Ben Burns is now 10-5/67% his L15 top-rated (10*) CFB releases. He's now waiting to fire with his next one, as it comes from Thursday's TULSA/TEMPLE showdown, on ESPN. You shouldn't wait either. Get down right NOW!

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Burns is a PERFECT 3-0 with his "BEST BET" releases so far this college football season. All three were underdog winners, TWO of them (BYU over Arizona AND also SDSU over ASU) were underdogs which won "outright." His next one goes Friday and it falls into the MUST PLAY CATEGORY. Ben doesn't play most Friday games but this one DEMANDS WE ALL DO SO!

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Don't forget the CFL! Off last week's winner with the Lions, Ben Burns GOES BIG once again. His TOP RATED GAME OF THE WEEK goes Friday. Be there!

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Ben Burns' first "BREAKFAST CLUB" of the college season resulted in a 46-POINT DESTRUCTION, as Ohio State dismantled Oregon State. Last week's (Army over Hawaii) was considerably closer, but a winner (for most) all the same. Ben is releasing two of "BREAKFAST CLUB" plays this Saturday, this one falling into the "SHOCKER" category. *SET YOUR ALARMS!

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Ben Burns' first "BREAKFAST CLUB" of the college season resulted in a 46-POINT DESTRUCTION, as Ohio State dismantled Oregon State. Last week's (Army over Hawaii) was considerably closer, but a winner (for most) all the same. For this week's version, Burns returns to his "BLOWOUT ROOTS," as this one ranks among the MOST LOPSIDED ON THE ENTIRE BOARD!

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Burns already nailed his Aug. NFLX "GOM" At 1pm ET Sunday, he's firing with his #1 GAME OF THE YEAR. Normally, Ben's BIGGEST PLAY OF THE ENTIRE SEASON comes later in the fall. However, in this case, he got exactly what he was looking for here. Already a PERFECT 2-0 YTD on/against one of the teams, he says it SIMPLY CAN'T WAIT. You shouldn't either!

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Do NOT make a move on the MONDAY NIGHT TOTAL without checking in with Ben Burns first. This PREMIUM TOP SHELF O/U PLAY has been awarded Ben's TOP-RATED BLUE CHIP SEAL OF APPROVAL. Be there!

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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
MLB  |  Sep 17, 2018
Cubs vs Diamondbacks
-120 at MyBookie
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on ARIZONA (8*). Both starters have been pitching well. I like Corbin in his own ballpark though and also his history against the Cubs. Corbin has made one start against Chicago this season. That was at Wrigley back in late July. He limited the Cubs to one hit through seven complete innings, striking out nine without walking a batter. The very next day, Hendricks would lose to the Dbax, giving up three runs in five innings. In his previous start against the Cubs, his most recent here at Arizona, Corbin tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings, the Dbax winning 6-2. This time, he struck out eight walking only one. Overall, he's 5-1 in six starts against Chicago, his only bad one coming at Wrigley. For the season, he's got a 0.961 WHIP at home compared to Hendricks' 1.347 WHIP on the road. Dbax roll. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 17, 2018
Cardinals vs Braves
-127 at BetPhoenix
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on ATLANTA (8*). I successfully played on the Cards yesterday, stating that I expect Wainwright to rise to the occasion. The Cards' veteran did exactly as I had mentioned that he had also done in his previous start against LA, delivering six shutout innings. The Cards are back on the road this evening though and they're up against a red hot pitcher. Last time out, Foltynewic delivered a complete game 4-1 victory over the Giants. In his previous start, he limited a tough Boston lined up to only two hits through six complete. He's got a 2.66 ERA on the season with a 186 K's in 166 innings. (By comparison, Mikolas has 126 Ks in 180 innings.) While Mikolas has admittedly also been tough, his 3.86 road ERA doesn't compare. In his last road start, he won but allowed 12 hits and four runs. Don't expect him to be so forutnate against Foltynewic. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 17, 2018
Rockies vs Dodgers
-150 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on LA (10* PERS FAV). I successfully played against the Dodgers yesterday, stating that I expect Wainwright to rise to the occasion for the Cards. He did exactly that. In fact, the Cards' veteran did exactly as I had mentioned that he had also done in his previous start against LA, delivering six shutout innings. The Dodgers are back home tonight, however, and I expect them to immediately restore order. While the Rockies haven't seen Ryu this season, the Dodgers have already seen Gray twice in the past five weeks. They got a home run off him in each game, banging out 12 hits and walking six times, in just 9 2/3 combined innings. While Gray has a 4.81 ERA (12 HRs) on the road, Ryu has a superb 2.16 ERA (3 HRs) at home, striking out 47 against only six walks. I'm going with LA. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Sep 17, 2018
Seahawks vs Bears
+3½ -115 at BetPhoenix
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on SEATTLE (10* GAME OF WEEK). While I played against the Hawks, I'm coming right back with them this week. The Bears came out and showed everyone that they aren't going to be a pushover last week, jumping all over the Packers out of the gate. In the end, however, Green Bay still managed to come away with the SU victory. That type of heart-breaking loss figures to be difficult for the Bears to immediately bounce back from. Now the favorite, the Bears find themselves in pretty unfamiliar territory here. Note that they're just 1-5 ATS (and SU!) the last six times that they were laying points. Both teams saw their Week 1 games decided by three or fewer points. I could also see this one easily coming down to the wire and am grabbing the points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 18, 2018
Mets vs Phillies
-175 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on PHILADELPHIA (6*). The Mets took yesterday's opener. With Nola on the mound, expect the Phillies to return the favor this evening. Nola, who got the better of Matz less than two weeks ago at NY, is 6-1 (3.38 ERA) for his career against the Mets. Matz, meanwhile, is 0-2 wth a 4.58 ERA in four starts vs. the Phillies. Nola is 16-5 with a 2.42 ERA and 0.971 WHIP on the season and that includes a 9-2 record (Phillies are 12-3) at home. Matz, on the other hand, is 4-5 with a 4.60 ERA on the road. Phillies bounce back.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 18, 2018
Cardinals vs Braves
-135 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on ATLANTA (8*). While the Cards took yesterday's game, the Braves will respond this evening. Sanchez, allowed just one run through six innings last time out. The Braves won 2-1. He's got a 2.76 ERA his last three starts. In nine home starts, he's got a 3.29 ERA and 1.077 WHIP. We played against Gomber last time out and he got rocked. He now has a 6.75 ERA and 1.812 WHIP his last three. Braves bounce back. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 18, 2018
Red Sox vs Yankees
-135 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on NY (8* BREAKFAST CLUB). While the Red Sox may come in as the hotter team, the Yankees bring the hotter starter to the table. Happ has allowed just a single run in his last two starts combined, a span of 12 complete innings. The Yankees won 5-1 and 7-2. Eovaldi, meanwhile, is 0-2 with an ugly 7.72 ERA his last three starts, allowing nine runs (eight earned) in 9 1/3 innings. While the Sox record in day games is admittedly pretty formidable, expect the Yanks to bounce back and draw first blood. 


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.