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#1 CAPPER IN THE WORLD THIS MONTH! Ben followed up another MASSIVE weekend by cashing with the Rams Monday and the Dodgers Tuesday. He's now 69-43 this month, good for $15K in profit. HUGE THURSDAY. Be there!

While Reggie Jackson will always be "Mr. October," Ben Burns ALWAYS seems to WIN H-U-G-E at this time of the year. Monday's win on the Rams brought him to a SICK 68-43 on the month, entering Tuesday's action. If you liked his "TOTAL OF THE WEEK" on Saturday (UNLV/SDSU 'under') you absolutely NEED to start your football week with this ESPN BEAUTY! 

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As per usual, Ben Burns is KILLING IT in October. He's 69-43 on the month, NFL leading the charge! Off double-digit BLUE CHIP WINNER with the 'over' on Sunday night, followed by the Rams BIG on Monday, Ben enters Week 8 with a 9-2/82% RECORD with his L11 NFL plays. He's elevating to his HIGHEST RATING for Thursday's FALCONS/PANTHERS game. Be there!

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While most hopefully won, or 'pushed,' last week's "BREAKFAST CLUB" on Neb/OSU 'under,' Ben Burns is calling it a loss. (Released the play at 68.5. Line closed at 69.5 and the game landed on 69, thanks to a last second TD!) Even calling that a loss, Ben is an OUTRAGEOUS 30-10 the last three weekends overall. His final "B.C." of Oct. KICKS AT 12 ET!

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Over the past three weekends, Ben Burns has gone a combined 30-10, in all sports. Here's the math: 12-2 +10-3 +8-5. That doesn't include a PERFECT 5-0 RECORD with free plays either. Factoring those in, he's an AMAZING 35-10 the L3 weekends. If you liked his top 2020 Big-Ten play, a 43-3 DESTRUCTION with Northwestern, you'll LOVE the Big 12 version!

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Ben Burns is an OUTRAGEOUS 30-10 the last three weekends overall and that doesn't include a PERFECT 5-0 RECORD with his free plays. Factor those in and he's an AMAZING 35-10! His final total of October is an ABSOLUTE BEAST. Go get it!

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As per usual, Ben Burns KILLED IT across the board in October! He released two "Moneyball" selections in October and BOTH WON IN "BLOWOUT FASHION." We don't have to wait long for his first of November. It comes on the "money-line" and it goes EARLY (1 ET) Sunday afternoon. Don't wait!

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One of Ben Burns' BIGGEST PLAY OF THE ENTIRE SEASON goes Sunday afternoon. Burns enters Week 8 on a 9-2 NFL RUN and he's a REMARKABLE 30-10 (35-10 with free plays!) the past three weekends overall. Don't wait!

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Ben Burns has been masterful in "primetime" for as long as anyone can remember. A 4-1 Week 7 included a SNF WINNER on Seattle/Arizona 'over' the total AND a MNF WINNER on the Rams. Ben enters Week 8 on a 9-2/82% NFL RAMPAGE. Don't touch the BUCS/GIANTS game until you've consulted with him first

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Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Nov 01, 2020
Titans vs. Bengals
+6 -105
  at  SPBOOK
in 2d

This is a generous number of points, given both teams' tendency to play close games. While Cincinnati has five losses, only one of those defeats came by more than five points. The Bengals also had a tie. Overall, they had one bad loss (at Baltimore) and one 8-point win (vs. Jacksonville). Their other five games were all decided by five or fewer points. The Titans, meanwhile, check in off a 3-point loss. Four of their six games have been decided by three points or less and five of their six games were decided by less than a touchdown. Not surprisingly, the Titans are 1-4 ATS as favorites, while the Bengals are 4-2 ATS as underdogs. The last meeting? A 4-point game. Consider grabbing the points. 

If you liked Ben Burns' #1 play in 2020 from the Big Ten Conference, a 43-3 BLOWOUT WINNER with Northwestern, you'll LOVE the Big 12 version. It goes Saturday afternoon. Do NOT miss it!


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.