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As far as Ben Burns is concerned, its NEVER too early to start thinking about football. In fact, for him, its a 365-day year job. He's already fired with a couple of early Wk 1 plays, one 'side' & one 'total!'
BURNS’ 10* PERSONAL FAVORITE (SOLID 125-91 ALL PICKS s/ JUNE 1ST!)

Ben Burns Personal Favorites represent his HIGHEST RATED favorites. Regulars know Burns has been producing winning Personal Favorite tickets for years, often in B-L-O-W-O-U-T FASHION. That is what's expected here. You in?

*This package includes 1 MLB Money Line pick

BURNS’ “BM” BLOWOUT SPECIAL (SOLID 125-91 ALL PICKS s/ JUNE 1ST!)

Don't mind laying some extra juice for a play w/ a HIGH PERCENTAGE chance of cashing? That is what Ben Burns Blue Marlin selections are all about. They represent a MAJOR PREDATOR (team) at the top of the food chain, destined to SWALLOW UP its outclassed prey. Go get it!

*This package includes 1 MLB Money Line pick

BURNS’ 10* CFL TOTAL OF THE MONTH (HUGE 71% YTD ON THE GRIDIRON!)

Ben got right back on track on the gridiron last night, scoring a big ATS victory with the Hamilton Ti-Cats, congrats to the many that were on board! Burns is now 5-2 (71%) to open the 2017 CFL campaign and he’s looking to DO IT AGAIN on Friday night! This play qualifies as his STRONGEST total for the ENTIRE month! You know what to do!

*This package includes 1 CFL Total pick

BURNS’ 3-GAME SMASH PASS (SOLID 125-91 ALL PICKS s/ JUNE 1ST!)

Ben BREAKS-OUT-THE-BROOMS and sweeps-it-up on Friday night! This terrific trio of tickets has the “m-o-n-e-y” written ALL over it - don’t make a move on Friday night without first hearing what Burns has to say about the card first!

*This package includes Array Picks (2 MLB Money Line, 1 MLB Run Line)

BURNS’ 10* AFTERNOON ANNIHILATOR!

Ready to ANNIHILATE your man on Saturday afternoon?! Burns CALLS HIS SHOT this weekend - don’t hesitate for even a second! Get on board and RIDE THE WAVE!

*This package includes 1 MLB Money Line pick

**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL** OPENING DAY CFB 10* ANNIHILATOR! (8/26)

Its NEVER too early to start thinking about football! Opening Day is right around the corner and Ben Burns is chomping at the bit to get going. Here, he's firing with an ABSOLUTE BEAUTY where he feels that THE TIME TO PLAY IS NOW!

*This package includes 1 NCAA-F Spread pick

**EARLY BIRD LINE-MOVER SPECIAL** OPENING DAY NFL BREAKFAST CLUB!

Its NEVER too early to start thinking about football! Opening Day is right around the corner and Ben Burns is chomping at the bit to get going. Here, he's firing with an EARLY WINNER where he feels that THE TIME TO PLAY IS NOW!

*This package includes 1 NFL Spread pick

**EARLY BIRD O/U SPECIAL** OPENING DAY NFL BREAKFAST CLUB TOTAL!

Its NEVER too early to start thinking about football! Opening Day is right around the corner and Ben Burns is chomping at the bit to get going. Here, he's firing with an EARLY O/U WINNER where he feels that THE TIME TO PLAY IS NOW. Don't wait and get stuck with a bad line. Hop on board right away, BEFORE the line/price moves against you!

*This package includes 1 NFL Total pick

ALL SPORTS SUBSCRIPTIONS
**11-1 HEATER** BURNS 3-DAY ALL SPORTS SUPER-PASS!

Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. Entering Sunday, March 5th, he's on a 30-10 HEATER with all sports, including an 11-1 RECORD in the NBA. His top-rated plays are 10-1 the L11. Basketball has produced $60K IN PROFITS in the past 12 months alone. Here's your chance to get ALL his picks for three days 100% GUARANTEED!

*This subscription includes 7 Picks (6 MLB, 1 CFL)

Ben Burns' One Week All-Inclusive! **WHITE HOT CAPPER**

Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. Entering Sunday, March 5th, he's on a 30-10 HEATER with all sports, including an 11-1 RECORD in the NBA. His top-rated plays are 10-1 the L11. Here's your chance to get ALL his picks for an entire week. 100% GUARANTEED!

*This subscription includes 7 Picks (6 MLB, 1 CFL)

ONE MONTH OF ALL BEN BURNS PICKS! ~ WHITE HOT CAPPER!

Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. Entering Sunday, March 5th, he's on a 30-10 HEATER with all sports, including an 11-1 RECORD in the NBA. His top-rated plays are 10-1 the L11. Here's your chance to get ALL his picks for an entire month. 100% GUARANTEED!

*This subscription includes 7 Picks (6 MLB, 1 CFL)

FREE PICKS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jul 21, 2017
Blue Jays vs. Indians
Total
9½ -105
  at  BMAKER
in 37m

1* FREE PLAY over Jays/Indians. Neither club can be happy with the performances of their respective starting pitchers this evening. Toronto turns to Marco Estrada (4-6, 5.33 ERA) who gave up four runs off five hits and four walks while striking out five over 3.2 innings in a fortunate no-decision against Detroit on Sunday. That makes it three straight starts that Estrada has failed to last past the fifth framesand he’s now allowed 23 walks over his last 24.1 innings of work (Estrada has been especially poor on the road as well with a 2-4, 5.63 ERA record.) Trevor Bauer (7-8, 5.59) has been even worse than his counterpart lately, most recently allowing four runs off three hits and three walks over 2/3’rds of an inning (additionally he owns a poor 4.75 ERA at home and a worse 5.66 ERA in all “night” games.) No need to over-think this one in my opinion, as recent form displayed by these starting pitchers suggests we’ll likely have a bit of a “slug-fest” on our hands. Consider the over.

YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jul 20, 2017
Rangers vs Orioles
UNDER 10 -105 Lost
$105.0
Play Type: Top Premium

10* BLUE CHIP SUPER TOTAL on under Rangers/Orioles. Cole Hamels has been brilliant for the Rangers of late, while Wade Miley has been a disaster for the Orioles. While Hamels likely isn’t as good as his recent record would indicate, I also believe that Miley’s recent slide isn’t entirely indicative of his overall play either. Hamels (4-0, 3.05 ERA) most recently went 7.2 shutout innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Saturday (was the second straight start that Hamels has gone 7.2 scoreless innings.) Hamels has been spectacular in July, posting a 1.26 ERA and elite 12:1 K:BB. Miley (4-8, 5.40) was rocked for seven runs off nine hits and four walks while striking out four over 4.2 innings in a setback to the Cubs on Saturday (while he’s just 2-4 in Baltimore, Miley does own a 4.63 ERA in front of the home town crowd thus far.) The Rangers have seen the total go under the number in 11 of 18 against southpaws this year, while Baltimore has seen the total dip below the posted number in 18 of 29 against lefties. This number is just a little high, play the under.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jul 20, 2017
Tigers vs Royals
Royals
+1½ -155 at 5Dimes
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

6* BM BLOWOUT SPECIAL on Kansas City Royals (RUN-LINE). I think Danny Duffy and the home side offer great value on the RUN-LINE this evening. The Tigers turn to Michael Fulmer (10-6, 3.06 ERA) who gave up one run over eight innings in a victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday. It’s hard to say anything negative about Fulmer, but I think he’ll have his hands full today with Duffy (5-6, 3.51) who enters off his best start of the 2017 campaign by giving up one earned run while striking out four over 8.1 innings in an unfortunate loss to the Rangers on Saturday (note that he’s 2-3 with a 2.41 ERA at home.) Additionally note that Detroit is just 12-19 (-7.2 units) this year on the road when the money line is between +125 and -125, while KC is 18-16 (+2.8 units) at home when the money line is between the same range. As stated off the top, great value on Duffy and the Royals RUN-LINE.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jul 20, 2017
Blue Jays vs Red Sox
Red Sox
-116 at betonline
Lost
$116.0
Play Type: Top Premium

10* PERSONAL FAVORITE the Red Sox. All things being equal between these struggling starters, I think home field advantage will prove to be the difference for the hard-hitting Red Sox this afternoon. Toronto turns to Francisco Liriano (5-5, 6.04 ERA) who has been absolutely atrocious of late, posting a 7.04 ERA, a 1.71 WHIP and 39 K’s over his last 47.1 frames of work (is just 1-3 with an 8.33 ERA on the road.) Doug Fister (0-3, 6.75) hasn’t been much better for the Red Sox, he most recently gave up three runs off four hits while striking out one over 2.2 innings in a loss to the Yanks on Saturday. It was just an “appearance” though, coming in at the bottom of the 14th inning (so far he’s 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA in all “day” games.) The Blue Jays though have been horrible on the road this year, just 21-26 (-4.4 units), while the Red Sox have excelled at home by going 28-17 (+3.7 units). As stated off the top, I think all things being equal, this one clearly favors Boston. Red Sox roll.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jul 20, 2017
Brewers vs Pirates
Pirates
-120 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

8* ANNIHILATOR on the Pittsburgh Pirates. I like the home side to build off its 3-2 victory yesterday. The Brewers turn to Jimmy Nelson (8-4, 3.27 ERA) who received a no-decision against the Phillies on Saturday despite giving up two runs off three hits over 6.2 innings. Nelson has been very solid this year and it’s hard to point out too many flaws, however note that he owns a poor 4.70 ERA on the road thus far. Jameson Taillon (5-3, 3.06) gave up four runs while striking out five in a loss to St. Louis on Saturday. No need to hit the panic button if your a Taillon fan though I don’t think as the hard-throwing right-hander had allowed just two runs over his last three starts combined previous to the sub-par effort (note that Taillon is 2-1 with a respectable 3.22 ERA in all day games this season as well.) Additionally note that Milwaukee is just 1-3 (-2.1 units) in its last four “day” games, while Pittsburgh is 18-13 (+8.5 units) this year in the same position. I like Pittsburgh to find a way to get the job done at the end of the afternoon.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jul 20, 2017
Yankees vs Mariners
UNDER 8½ -125 Won
$100
Play Type: Free

1* FREE PLAY under Yankees/Mariners. New York turns to Luis Severino (5-4, 3.40 ERA) on Thursday night and he most recently gave up one run off four hits while posting six K’s over seven innings of work against Boston on Saturday, very unfortunate to receive a no-decision for his fine effort. Severino has posted consecutive quality starts and is 2-1 with a 3.02 ERA on the road this year. Seattle counters with Felix Hernandez (5-3, 4.20) who gave up three runs (just one earned) while stirking out five over five innings in a victory over the White Sox on Saturday (he’s 4-1 with a 3.82 ERA at home.) Recent form displayed by these starter’s suggests we’ll have a “pitchers duel” on our hands in this one. Consider the under. 

Matchup Selection W/L
CFL  |  Jul 20, 2017
Edmonton vs Hamilton
Hamilton
+3½ -110 at BMaker
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

10* GAME OF WEEK Hamilton. I had a big play on Hamilton last week and it jumped out to a decent start, but then fell apart to BC’s high-octane offense down the stretch. It’s essentially “do-or-die” for the Ti-Cats this week though, as despite a long 18-game season, an 0-4 hole out of the gate would likely be just too much for the team to climb out of. Hamilton is desperate at 0-3, while Edmonton comes to town contented at 3-0. Eskimos QB Mike Reilly has posted four TD’s in his last three games. The ground game for the visitors averages just 99.3 YPG though. The Eskimos get the job done on the defensive side of the ball, allowing just 22.3 PPG thus far. That means that the pressure is on Ti-Cats QB Zach Collaros to step up with his best performance of the 2017 campaign (so far he has 792 yards, two TD’s and two INT’s.) Hamilton has struggled defensively, but note that the Ti-Cats have excelled in this spot for bettors over the years by going 6-3 ATS in their last nine after two or more consecutive SU losses and 5-3 ATS in their last eight as an underdog of three to nine points (conversely, the Eskimos are just 9-11 ATS in their last 20 as a favorite of three to nine points.) All signs point to a letdown for Edmonton. Grab the points.

PICKS IN PROGRESS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jul 21, 2017
Cardinals vs Cubs
UNDER 8½ -120 Lost
$120.0
Play Type: Top Premium

10* BLUE CHIP under Cards/Cubs. Both starters come in off strong performances. The Cards turn to Carlos Martinez (6-8, 3.36 ERA) who looked great in the All Star Game and then gave up two runs off five hits while striking out five over seven innings in an unfortunate no-decision against the Pirates on Sunday in his first start in the second half (owns a respectable 3.93 ERA in all road games to this point.) Jake Arrieta (9-7, 4.17) gave up two runs off four hits and three walks while striking out three over 6.2 innings in a win over Baltimore on Saturday. Arrieta is finally hitting his stride in 2017 as he’s held opponents to one or fewer earned runs in three of his last five starts. St. Louis has already seen the total go under the number in ten of 15 games in July, while Chicago has seen the total dip below the posted number in three of its last four after three or more consecutive wins. Play the under.

SERVICE BIO

Age: 42

Background

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 NSS.net. 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.