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Ben WON BIG last Saturday and he's got EVEN BIGGER plans for this week. Top rated NCAAF totals are 83% SINCE LAST YEAR & his #1 Pac-12 total ranks as one of the BIGGEST OF THE BUNCH!

Ben Burns has long DOMINATED the ACC Conference and he knows these two teams like the back of his hand. If you liked his #1 ACC play from September, V-Tech over UNC, or if you liked Virginia over Illinois, you're going to LOVE Friday's winner between Wake Forest and Virginia. It's an ABSOLUTE BEHEMOTH and you simpy need to BE THERE!

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Ben Burns lost his lone baseball play on Thursday, while splitting his football. Off the 1-2 Thursday, he HITS BACK HARD with Friday's UPPER DECK SHOT. Get down now and prepare to head into the weekend a W-I-N-N-E-R!

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Don't forget the CFL! Ben Burns is 6-2 (+$3,660) with his Canadian football picks over the past month. He adds to that 75% record today and everyone's invited along to join in on the winning!

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Ben Burns WON BIG last Saturday and he's got EVEN BIGGER plans for this week. Top rated college football totals are 83% SINCE LAST YEAR! This one ranks as one of the BIGGEST OF THE ENTIRE BUNCH, his single biggest Pac-12 Total this season. Don't wait!

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Don't wait for the price to rise on Ben Burns' Sunday "BREAKFAST CLUB!"

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Big Game Expert Ben Burns won ALL his BIGGEST plays in the preseason. His #1 preseason side was a WINNER. His #1 preseason total was a WINNER. His #1 "non-conference" play was a WINNER. On EARLY Sunday afternoon, Ben UNLOADS on his #1 GAME OF THE SEASON, thus far. If you only make one play this month, you should really consider making it this one!

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Don't wait for the price to rise on Ben Burns' BIG PLAY from the PACKERS/49ERS game! 

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Long known for his "mastery of Monday Night Football," Ben Burns is already 2-0 with this season's MNF selections. If you liked the Packers over the Lions, you're going to LOVE Burns' #1 Monday play from September. Its the Cowboys hosting the Eagle and Burns ABSOLUTELY LOVES the setup. Do NOT wait!

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE. Don't believe? Grab a 3-DAY PASS and see for yourself!

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Burns closed out another superb season on a PERFECT 5-0 RUN and he enters the new campaign with a BLISTERING 255-149 ($43,838) long-term record.

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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 24, 2021
Pirates vs. Phillies
in 5h

Gibson, who is 7-2 with a 1.97 ERA in his "home" starts, is off a quality effort but the Phillies didn't give him enough run support. That shouldn't be an issue today; Howard is 1-6 with a 6.51 ERA for his career. He's supported by a Pirate pen which has a 5.20 ERA on the road. The Philadelphia bats came alive yesterday with 12 runs. With the Pirates just 23-54 on the road, this one goes to the surging Phillies. Consider laying the wood. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 23, 2021
Cardinals vs Brewers
-118 at SC Consensus
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on MILWAUKEE. The Cards are on a red hot run and they won big again yesterday. I expect the Brewers to finally cool them off this afternoon. Wainwright has been great all year. He's a huge reason why the Cards are in the position where they are. That said, Houser is arguably in even better current form. Wainwright is 2-0 (team is 3-0) with a 2.66 ERA and 1.033 WHIP his past three. Houser is 2-0 (team is 3-0) with a 1.89 ERA and 0.947 WHIP his past three. Opposing batters hit .180 against Houser in August and they're hitting a mere .162 against him in September. In Houser's last game against the Cards, he tossed a complete game 3-hit shutout. He struck out seven without walking a single batter. Look for the Brewers to bounce back, moving to 40-21 in daytime starts. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Sep 23, 2021
Marshall vs Appalachian State
UNDER 59½ -112 Lost
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Marshall/Appalachian State UNDER the total. These teams combined for only 24 points when they faced each other last season, a 17-7 win for Marshall. The Thundering Herd check into this year's rematch off a high-scoring game against East Carolina. However, that's not typical for them. In their first two games, the Herd allowed just seven and 10 points. App. State is also a stingy team. Despite playing at Miami (and also having faced East Carolina) the Mountaineers have allowed just 19, 25 and 10 points. Off a 44-10 blowout victory, note that the UNDER is a perfect 5-0 the past five times that the Mountaineers were off a win of 20 or more points. Expect another relatively low-scoring affair. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Sep 23, 2021
Panthers vs Texans
UNDER 44 -108 Won
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I'm playing on Houston/Carolina UNDER the total. When choosing an 'under,' I typically want teams which are going to run the ball regularly. After all, that helps keep the clock moving. In this game, I expect a heavy dose of the run from both teams. Averaging 34.5 rushing attempts per game, the Texans run the ball the second most in the NFL, so far this season. (Only Baltimore has more rushing attempts per game.) The Panthers also like to pound the ball on the ground. With 30 rushing attempts per game, they're currently tied with a few other teams for the 5th most carries per game. That said, Carolina has a 2-0 record, thanks to its defense. Through two games, the Panthers are allowing just 10.5 points per game. That's the best defense, in terms of points allowed per game, in the entire league. Their 190 yards allowed per game also ranks #1 and their 4.1 yards per play ranks #2, second to only Buffalo. That's after the Panthers had just faced the Saints, too. (Remember, the Saints dropped 38 on Green Bay in Week 1.) On the other side of the ball, averaging 22.5 ppg, the Panthers' offense ranks only #19 in terms of points per game. These teams combined for 26 points (16-10 final) when they met in 2019. All three meetings over the past 10 years have produced 41 or fewer points. Expect another relatively low-scoring affair. 


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.