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2019 OPENING RD. GAME OF THE YEAR!

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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Mar 21, 2019
Islanders vs Canadiens
OVER 5 -123 Lost
$123.0
Play Type: Premium

I’m playing on NY/Montreal OVER the total. Last season's three games all had O/U lines of 6. This season's two meetings had O/U lines of 5.5. This evening, due to some recent low-scoring results, we're working with an even lower number. I feel thats providing us with excellent value. Over the years, excluding pushes, the Isles have seen the OVER go a profitable 93-65, when playing a road game where the O/U line was less than 5.5. That includes a 5-3 mark the past couple of seasons. While last week's game was low-scoring, the previous two meetings between these teams had produced seven and nine goals. Look for this one to prove higher-scoring than many will be expecting. : 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Mar 21, 2019
Islanders vs Canadiens
Canadiens
-135 at GTBets
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on MONTREAL (10* ANNIHILATOR). These teams recently met. Playing at home, the Isles won. With this evening's rematch at Montreal, I expect the Canadiens to return the favor. While the Habs are off a 3-1 win, the Isles are off a 5-0 loss. Note that NY is just 4-7 its last 11, when playing a road game with an O/U line of less than 5.5. The Habs are one point behind Columbus for the second and final Wildcard spot in the East. In other words, they desperately need this one. Expect them to be at their very best, en route to earning a critical victory. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Mar 21, 2019
Abilene Christian vs Kentucky
Kentucky
-21 -109 at GTBets
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on KENTUCKY (10* PERS FAV). If you're looking for an upset, look elsewhere. This one's going to be a destruction. Off its loss to Tennessee, Kentucky is going to be all business here. The Cats are 2-1 ATS (3-0 SU) off a conference loss by six or fewer points. With an O/U line in the low 130s, note that Kentucky is also 9-5 ATS its last 14, when playing a game with an O/U line in the 130s. As for Abilene Christian, they're 3-8 ATS when playing a game with an O/U line in the 130s. Stats aside, the (Kentucky) Wildcats are bigger, stronger, faster and just plain better. Abilene coach Joe Golding had this to say: "We could play Kentucky, I don't know, man, 10,000 times, we might win once ... " Not tonight. Expect Kentucky to pull away for a decisive win. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Mar 21, 2019
Mariners vs A's
UNDER 9 -108 Tie
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing Seattle/Oakland UNDER the total. While yesterday's opener was high-scoring, I'm expecting to see much better pitching in this one. Estrada, a veteran, is determined to get off to a winning start with his new team. He'll be happy to be facing the Mariners. Estrada's last three starts against Seattle, all of which came when he was with Toronto, saw his team win by scores of 5-1, 7-2 and 3-2. The last time he faced the M's, he allowed a single hit through seven dominant innings. In last season's lone March start, Estrada went seven innings against the Yankees, allowing just four hits. Toronto won 5-3. Needless to say, Kikuchi is also going to be anxious for a successful debut. He was 73-46 in his eight seasons in Japan, winning the PL ERA title in 2017. He ended his career in Japan with a 2.77 ERA in just over 1000 innings. Look for a relatively well-pitched affair, the final combined score staying beneath the number. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Mar 21, 2019
Mariners vs A's
A's
-125 at betonline
Lost
$125.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on OAKLAND (10* GAME OF WEEK). The Mariners took yesterday's opener. However, I like the A's to bounce back here. Estrada, a veteran, is determined to get off to a winning start with his new team. He'll be happy to be facing the Mariners. Estrada's last three starts against Seattle, all of which came when he was with Toronto, saw his team win by scores of 5-1, 7-2 and 3-2. The last time he faced the M's, he allowed a single hit through seven dominant innings. In last season's lone March start, Estrada went seven innings against the Yankees, allowing just four hits. Toronto won 5-3. Expect him to help lead the A's to an important victory here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Mar 21, 2019
Northeastern vs Kansas
Kansas
-7 -105 at sportsbook
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on KANSAS. I'm hearing a lot of talk about Northeastern matching up well against the Jayhawks, with many predicting an outright upset. I'm not buying it. Sure, the Huskies are going to be firing a lot from the outside and its true that Kansas typically does a better job of clogging up the paint and stopping easy baskets than it does at defending the 3-point play. However, that doesn't mean that Kansas isn't going to adjust. As Bill Self noted: "We're definitely going to have to tighten some things up." The Huskies were just 3-5-1 ATS as underdogs this season. They're also just 1-6 ATS the past seven times that they were neutral court underdogs. Kansas, meanwhile, is 5-1 ATS its past six lined neutral court games. The Jayhawks are 42-3 SU the past 45 times that they were off a double-digit loss. That includes a perfect 9-0 SU (6-3 ATS) mark the past 2+ seasons, a 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS record this year. Expect them to pull away for a double-digit win Thursday afternoon. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Mar 21, 2019
Yale vs LSU
UNDER 160½ -110 Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Yale/LSU UNDER the total. With all due respect to the offenses, I believe that this number is generously high. The Tigers have seen 10 straight games produce 162 or fewer combined points. Each of their past five games have finished with 157 or less. Those five games averaged 141.8 combined points. Yale's last five have averaged 156.5. The Bulldogs have seen two of three neutral site games fall below the total. Overall, when playing away from home, their games average 153.9 points. While we have to go back awhile, the UNDER is 9-3-1 in LSU's last 13 NCAA Tournament games. Yale hasn't played that many NCAA Tournament games but has seen the UNDER go 7-3 in all post-season tournament games, during the same span. While the Harvard game was high-scoring, prior to that, the Bulldogs' previous five games all stayed at or below the 160 mark. Look for this one to prove lower-scoring than many will be expecting. 

SERVICE BIO

Age: 45

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.