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#1 HOOPS CAPPER ON THE ENTIRE PLANET! White Hot Across The Board: 3-1 Tues. 2-1 Wed. 4-1 Thurs. 179-126 (+$26K) All Sports since mid-November. AMAZING 10-1 NHL HEATER! Get Burns in your corner and WIN!

A 4-1 Thursday included a PERFECT 2-0 mark on the ice. That gives Ben Burns a REMARKABLE 10-1 RECORD with his L11 NHL plays. As you may have already witnessed, Ben's "Top Gun" plays are M-O-N-E-Y. He's released two so far this hockey season; they WON BY A COMBINED SCORE OF 11-1. His third of the season goes today. Don't even consider missing out!

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*WHITE HOT CAPPER ALERT* Burns was 4-1 Thursday. He's 9-3 the L3 days. Enjoying another INCREDIBLE NCAA SEASON, he's also already on a 10-1 RUN at the rink. *HUGE NBA PLAY TODAY! * Don't have a membership but still want in on ALL of Friday's winners? Here's your PERFECT option. Ben is bundling his entire CBB/NBA/NHL card into a single report. Enjoy!

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WHITE HOT Ben Burns followed up Wednesday's BLOWOUT WINNER (Houston) by going 2-0 with Thursday's college hoops. Once again, both teams (Memphis and Montana) WON WITH EASE. Burns is now a BLISTERING 73-35 on the NCAA season, 68-35 with premium plays, 5-0 with complimentary ones. 'Sides' are 58-23 YTD. He's got another BEAUTY lined up today. You in?

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WHITE HOT Ben Burns delivered a 4-1 Thursday card. He's now a SWEET 9-3 the L3 days. Going back further finds him at a SPARKLING 179-126 since mid-November, good for MORE THAN $25K IN PROFIT. Yesterday's lone loss came in the NBA and that means its "PAYBACK TIME" today. This is Burns' BIGGEST PLAY OF THE YEAR, thus far, from Non-Conference action!

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Consistency counts. Ben Burns was a sweet 4-1 Thursday. That was preceded by a 2-1 Wednesday and a 3-1 Tuesday. He's 179-126 since mid-Nov, good for +$25,826. With a PERFECT 3-0 COLLEGE RECORD the past two days, entering Friday, Ben is a BLISTERING 73-35 on the NCAA season. His 'sides' are 58-23. Now, he gives you the "BIGGEST OF THE ENTIRE BUNCH!"

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**MUST PLAY ALERT** Ben Burns' BIGGEST PLAYOFF PLAY from the AFC saw Buffalo take care of Baltimore. His BIGGEST PLAYOFF PLAY from the NFC goes Sunday afternoon. Its the Bucs and the Packers and its an ABSOLUTE "MUST PLAY." (All football is 15-7 since New Year's Eve, 8-3/73% when Ben elevates to his top-rating!)

**BRADY or RODGERS?** Don't guess!

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Last Championship Sunday saw Ben Burns deliver with his NFL PLAYOFF GAME OF THE YEAR, KC over Tennessee. He'd follow it up by delivering a PERFECT 3-0 SWEEP (side, total, 1st half) in the Super Bowl. Speaking of "3-0 SWEEPS," that's what Burns is anticipating from his CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY TRIPLE-HEADER. Break out your brooms and join him right NOW!

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If you liked Ben Burns' biggest total from the Divisional Rd, you're going to LOVE the Championship Rd. version. HURRY!

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Including Buffalo over Baltimore, Burns' football is 15-7 since New Year's Eve. Regulars KNOW Ben has a knack for games involving KC, both on and against. Last year, he rode the Chiefs to the Super Bowl. Earlier this season, he backed Buffalo for the 1st half in its game against the champs. The Bills hung around until halftime! ONE WAY TO GO HERE!

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Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Jan 22, 2021
Red Wings vs. Blackhawks
in 1h

The Wings are off to respectable start. However, they were dismal last season and it still figures to be a long year. In fairness, the "long year" part probably applies to the Hawks, too. Unlike the Wings, they've gotten off to a tough start. That's exactly what will make them a desperate team tonight though. Chicago's first four games came against Tampa and Florida. They faced both teams twice. The Lightning are the defending champs while the Panthers are also better than some may realize. Certainly, both teams are stronger than Detroit. Stepping down in class, look for the highly motivated Hawks to dig deep and deliver us their best effort. That should be enough to get them the important two points. Consider Chicago. 

A 4-1 Thursday included a PERFECT 2-0 mark on the ice. That gives Ben Burns a REMARKABLE 10-1 RECORD with his L11 NHL plays. As you may have already witnessed, Ben's "Top Gun" plays are M-O-N-E-Y. He's released two so far this hockey season; they WON BY A COMBINED SCORE OF 11-1. His third of the season goes today. Don't even consider missing out!

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Jan 21, 2021
Canadiens vs Canucks
UNDER 6½ -113 Lost
Play Type: Free

I won with the Canucks last night. That was a wild 6-5 affair. With the same teams facing each other for the second time in two nights, I'm expecting an entirely different type of game this evening. Montreal's most recent visit here, before last night, resulted in a 3-1 final. The year before that was a 3-2 game here. Even factoring in last night's result, the 'under' remains 6-3-1 the last 10 meetings here. Note that the lone 'push' was a game which landed on five. So, it would have also stayed below tonight's far more generous total. Consider the Under 6.5. 

Don't have a Ben Burns' membership but still want in on ALL HIS WINNERS from Thursday? His "ALL ACCESS PASS" provides your PERFECT option, as Ben is bundling his entire 5-GAME CARD into a single report. Ben was 3-1 Tuesday and 2-1-1 Wednesday. He's 175-125 (+$23K) his L300, a streak dating back to mid-November. Today, he's going for the PERFECT 5-0 SWEEP. You in?

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 21, 2021
Wichita State vs Memphis
-155 at linepros
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on MEMPHIS on the moneyline. While the Tigers have struggled, I expect a visit from Wichita State to brings out their best. Shockers' coach Brown also believes that will be the case. He has this to say: "We'll see the best Memphis team that has played this year, They're the most talented team in the league. They have great size. They have a lot of talented one-on-one guys ..." Memphis has had its way with Wichita State here in this building and the Tigers will have some (3500) fans in attendance tonight. The Tigers won by eight here last season and by 11 the year before. They're a perfect 3-0 SU/ATS the last three times that they were listed as home favorites of three or less, going 21-11 SU (20-11-1 ATS) their last 32 in that role. Expect their best effort, en route to another victory tonight.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Jan 21, 2021
Lightning vs Blue Jackets
Blue Jackets
+1½ -175 at linepros
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing COLUMBUS on the puck-line (+1.5 goals) I rode the Lightning to the Cup in the playoffs and they've picked up right where they left off. (They're 2-0 with a couple of easy victories.) While the champs are certainly going to be strong again, its not always going to be as easy as they've made it look. A closer look shows that both their games came against Chicago. They're going to get a much tougher challenge from Columbus. Remember, the Lightning eliminated the Blue Jackets from the playoffs. So, there's a revenge factor here. (The year before that, Columbus shocked TB in the first round.) The Jackets are off b2b games with identical 3-2 scores, their most recent going to OT. Speaking of "close games," the last three games between these teams had scores of 3-2, 2-1 and 5-4, all 1-goal games. In fact, while the teams have split the last 10 meetings equally, ALL five of TB's wins came by a single goal, three of them in OT. Expect another close one and AT LEAST another "puck-line cover."

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 21, 2021
Montana vs CS Sacramento
PK -110 at BetCris
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing MONTANA on the moneyline. Montana has had trouble covering spreads in conference play this season. We don't have to worry about that tonight though. All they need to do is win and Sacramento State represents the perfect opponent. The Grizzlies have a talent advantage in this matchup, as per usual. They've beaten the Hornets seven straight times, winning by an average of 11 points. Montana has won its last three visits here by scores of 79-71, 86-68 and 78-66. Montana has played the much tougher schedule. Expect those tougher games to pay dividends here, as they make it eight straight in the series. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 21, 2021
Pelicans vs Jazz
+7 -110 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on NEW ORLEANS. I won with the 'over' when these same teams faced each other on Tuesday. For tonight's rematch, I feel that the value lies with the visitors. Having dropped Tuesday's game, the Pelicans are coming in angry and motivated. While the Jazz got the better of them Tuesday, the previous six meetings between the Jazz and Pelicans had all been decided by 10 points or less, two of the previous three decided by a single bucket. The Pelicans are already 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS when coming off a double-digit loss. Off a double-digit loss against Miami, they bounced back to beat the Spurs. Off a double-digit loss against the Suns, they bounced back to crush the Thunder. Off a double-digit loss to the Lakers, they bounced back for a win and cover at Sacramento. Off Tuesday's double-digit loss, look for them to bounce back with AT LEAST another cover tonight. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Jan 21, 2021
Jets vs Senators
UNDER 6½ -120 Won
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Winnipeg/Ottawa UNDER the total. These teams met a couple of nights ago. The O/U line was six. One had to lay some extra juice to play the 'under.' Now, two nights later, we're working with a 6.5, rather than a six. That may not sound like much, but that extra 1/2 goal could easily prove to be significant. Yes, Tuesday's game finished above the total with seven goals. However, only six of those goals were scored in regulation and the sixth of those came when there was an empty net. Indeed, that game could have easily been lower-scoring. Yet, because of that game, we're working with a higher O/U line. Offensive players Laine for Winnipeg and Stutzle both missed Tuesday and are both questionable again tonight. Prior to Tuesday, the Sens were off a 3-2 game while the Jets were off a 3-1 game. Look for this one to prove lower-scoring than many will be expecting. 


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.