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No. 1 CAPPER on this site in SEVERAL categories! A SICK 7-1 mark (PERFECT 4-0 top plays) the L2 days brings Ben to a FANTASTIC 46-20 for the month, an AWESOME 123-74 the L6 weeks. Huge weekend of winning NOW!

The weekend is here and WHITE HOT Ben Burns is ready to make it another good one. Thursday's 4-0 SWEEP brought him to a RIDICULOUS 43-19 on the month. Set your alarms and LETS GET IT STARTED!

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Thursday's winner on the ice, part of a PERFECT 4-0 SWEEP OF THE BOARD, brought NHL Guru Ben Burns to an INCREDIBLE 14-1 THIS MONTH with his NHL ML/PL sides. Going back another month finds all NHL at an AMAZING 44-12 since the start of November. RIDE THE WAVE!

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As he tends to do annually, Ben Burns won his Opening (Bowl) Day "Main Event" AGAIN in 2017. His play was on underdog Boise. The Broncos didn't just cover. They won OUTRIGHT BY DOUBLE-DIGITS. His 2016 "Opening Day Main Event" was on underdog SD St, another OUTRIGHT DOUBLE-DIGIT UNDERDOG WINNER. (That one covered by 4 TDs!) Here's the 2018 version!

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Monday's win (UnderSea/Min) + Thursday's win (OverLA/KC) brings Burns' NFL totals to a PERFECT 4-0/100% THIS MONTH. Speaking of "perfect," in support of this BLOCKBUSTER, Ben has identiifed a pair of key O/U angles which are a combined PERFECT 5-0/100% the L2+ years. Add a couple more qualifiers & that number improves to a SWEET 19-4. Go get this!

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***WHITE HOT FOOTBALL HANDICAPPER*** CFL, CFB, NFL it doesn't matter. Ben Burns continues to DOMINATE THE GRIDIRON! Including his winners on MNF & TNF, Burns is now a REMARKABLE 25-9 his L34 top-rated plays, entering Friday's action. For the month of December in all sports, off Thursday's 4-0 SWEEP, he's an INSANE 43-19 overall. Jump on board NOW!

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Burns delivered with his NFL GAME OF THE MONTH once AGAIN in Nov. & he's already won his Dec. TOTAL OF THE MONTH. Speaking of winning, Burns followed up his Monday Night Football WINNER by cashing AGAIN Thursday, part of a PERFECT 4-0 SWEEP OF THE BOARD. Just like his NCAAF & CFL his NFL has been ON FIRE all season. Now, he gives you "THE BIG ONE!"

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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
NBA  |  Dec 14, 2018
Pacers vs 76ers
OVER 218 -110 Lost
Play Type: Free

The Pacers have been on an extended 'under' streak. However, I expect it to come to an end this evening. The 76ers have scored 124, 116 and 117 their past three games. In fact, they've hit triple-digits in 18 straight games. Even with their games falling below the total, the Pacers have still managed a minimum of 107 points in each of their past four, averaging 110. The 76ers lost for the 10th time last game. After the first nine of those losses, the next game finished above the total seven times, a 78% mark. Consider the Over. 

WHITE HOT Ben Burns SWEPT (4-0) AGAIN Thursday! Looking for a legit 'BIG GAME EXPERT'? Your search is over. NOBODY hits the BIG GAME better! Ben's top (10*) plays are on a 76-45 run. That includes a SICK 25-9 ($15K) RECORD L2 weeks. Long-term? The past few years, 10*'s have generated $105K IN PROFITS!

Ben is closing out ANOTHER BIG YEAR in style. He's a lucrative 120-73 (+$29.4K) in all sports, since the start of November, an AMAZING 43-19 in December!

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Dec 14, 2018
Raptors vs Blazers
+3½ -102 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on PORTLAND (8* SHOCKER). Off a huge road win over the champs, I believe that the Raptors are going to be ripe for a letdown. Note that the Raptors are 5-9 ATS after scoring 110 or more in two more consecutive games. They'll be facing an angry and talented Portland team, one which hasn't lost a home game by more than four points all season. Not surprisingly, the Blazers are already 1-0 ATS as home underdogs (15-point win over the Bucks) this season; 11-7 ATS in that role the past couple of years. The Blazers haven't forgotten that the Raptors came in here and shut them down early last season, before blowing them out at Toronto. Its finally payback time!

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 14, 2018
Florida Atlantic vs Arkansas State
Arkansas State
-123 at BMaker
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on ARKANSAS STATE (10* BEAST). Expect homecourt to be the difference in this one. Playing at Minnesota, the Red Wolves dug themselves a big hole (21-2) out of the gate last time out. They didn't quit though and even rallied for the cover, losing 72-56 as a 20.5 point underdog. They won their last game here by double-digits, a pick'em game vs. Evansville. In fact, they've only played two games here and are 2-0. While the 56 points was a season low, its worth noting that the Wolves are a perfect 7-0 ATS the past couple of years, after scoring 60 or less in their previous game. The Owls lone road game this month resulted in a loss at Bethune-Cookman. Arkansas State won a close one at FAU last season, as 6.5 point underdog. Playing at home, expect the Wolves to finish on top once again. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 14, 2018
Senators vs Red Wings
Red Wings
-145 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on DETROIT (8* PERS FAV). The Sens won when these teams met at Ottawa. With tonight's rematch being played at Detroit, I expect the revenge-minded Red Wings to return the favor. True, the Wings are only 8-10 at home. However, that record looks a lot better when compared to Ottawa's 3-11 mark on the road. Even factoring in last month's loss at Ottawa, the Wings are still a solid 6-3 against sub-500 teams. The Wings have beaten the Sens five straight times here at Detroit, the Sens managing one goal or less in four of those five games. Catching the Sens potentially looking ahead to tomorrow's game against rival Montreal, a team which has already beaten them them twice this month, expect the Wings to continue their home ice dominance in the series. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Dec 14, 2018
Wizards vs Nets
OVER 225 -107 Won
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I'm playing Washington/Brooklyn OVER the total (10* BLUE CHIP TOTAL). These teams have met twice this season. Both games were at Washington. Each stayed below the total. Tonight's game is at Brooklyn, however, and I expect a considerably higher-scoring affair. With Brooklyn a small favorite, note that the OVER is 39-29 the past 2+ seasons, when the Wizards were road underdogs. Both teams should put up a big number tonight. The Wizards scored 125 points against Boston last time out, the sixth straight time that they hit triple-digits. Meanwhile, the Nets managed 127 through four quarters at Philly last game, a 127-124 win. The Wizards allow 119.7 ppg on the road while the Nets allow 114 at home. Expect more offensive fireworks. 


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.