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There are many reasons why Ben Burns is always among the most popular handicappers on the Internet. The biggest of them is that he's genuinely a proven long-term winner. Consistency counts. As always, TIME TO WIN!

Don't forget baseball! Ben Burns has bundled together a trio of important baseball bets into a single powerful report. Head to the broom closet and get out your broom. This card has "PERFECT 3-0 SWEEP" written all over it!

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Do NOT wait on this week's BREAKFAST CLUB. Burns was a SICK 8-2 with last Saturday's football/basketball, as he's CLEANED UP every Saturday this college season. He's expecting another ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE HAUL and it all starts right here. Kickoff @ 12 ET. Hurry!

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Ben Burns hasn't lost a CFL play in nearly two months and he's a PERFECT 3-0/100% in September. Here's his #1 TOTAL OF THE WEEK!

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Two Saturdays ago, Ben Burns SMASHED THE BOOKS with USC over Stanford, his Pac-12 GAME OF THE YEAR. Last Saturday, Ben delivered with his #1 GAME OF THE MONTH, as Western Michigan simply DISMANTLED Georgia St. This Saturday, Burns is ABSOLUTELY UNLOADING on his VERY BIGGEST PLAY from Big-12 action. If you only make one play on Saturday, THIS IS IT!

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Burns WON HUGE last weekend incl a NEVER-IN-DOUBT WINNER with his NFL "TOTAL OF THE MONTH." The previous day, he delivered one of the EASIEST WINNERS OF THE ENTIRE YEAR, a 47-pt BLOWOUT with his NCAA GAME OF THE MONTH. Good news. The pro version kicks Sunday @ 1:00 ET. Don't wait. Hit it now and hit it hard. Seriously. It'll be ANOTHER DESTRUCTION!

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There's no better way to start your Sunday than with Ben Burns' latest "BREAKFAST CLUB" offering. These tickets have been getting the day started on the right foot for two decades now. This week's version is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. As per usual, kickoff @ 1:00 ET. Do the right thing & take advantage of this outstanding opportunity right this instant!

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Ben Burns is 10-6 overall on the weekend, 8-3 with his 9* and 10* rated releases. If you enjoyed his #1 TOTAL OF THE MONTH, Balt/Zona Under, you're going to LOVE his latest "BLUE CHIP." It comes complete with his very HIGHEST RATING & its an ABSOLUTE BLOCKBUSTER. Don’t miss out!

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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 19, 2019
Giants vs Red Sox
Red Sox
-157 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on BOSTON. While they cost me yesterday, I expect the Sox to bounce back this afternoon. Rodriguez is 17-6 with a 3.64 ERA on the season. He's still got an outside shot at 20 wins and the team is going to be motivated to get him there. He's 8-2 with a 3.13 ERA here at home. Bumgarner is 3-6 with a 5.06 ERA on the road. Sox respond. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 19, 2019
Mariners vs Pirates
-135 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on PITTSBURGH. Musgrove leads the Pirates in strikeouts, as well as innings and starts. He's got a solid 1.22 WHIP on the season. Kikuchi, on the other hand, leads the entire majors in HRs (36) allowed by a rookie. In fact, thats the most ever allowed by a rookie! He's 3-9 with a 6.80 ERA his last 19 starts. Last time out, he gave up 10 hits (5 earned runs) in just 2 1/3 innings. Pirates bounce back, big. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 19, 2019
Phillies vs Braves
-147 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on ATLANTA. Nola may bring arguably the bigger name into today's contest but Soroka has the better numbers this season. His 2.57 ERA is more than a full run better than Nola's 3.62 mark. Note that Nola's ERA climbs to 4.72 on the road. While the Braves have cost me in this series, expect them to bounce back and close the series with a victory. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Sep 19, 2019
Houston vs Tulane
-3 -120 at betonline
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on TULANE. The Green Wave have a lot going for them here. They're off an absolute blowout (58-6) of Missouri State. That lopsided game allowed them to rest starters in the second half, preparing for this one. It was also at home, meaning no travel for the short week. On the other hand, Houston is off an emotional and hard-fought loss against Washington State. The Cougars left it all on the field for that one and may well experience a letdown because of. Note that they're 4-9 ATS the past couple of seasons, off an ATS cover, 0-1 ATS when off an ATS cover where the team lost SU as an underdog. Tulane is 9-4 ATS over the years, off a home blowout win of 28 or more. The home team has had the advantage in this series of late. Expect that to be the case again this evening, Tulane covering the small number along the way. 


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.