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43-17 YTD SOCCER RECORD ON THE LINE EARLY! Tough loss with Sunday's total notwithstanding, MLB is 111-70 (+$9,639) YTD and a BLISTERING 234-132 (+$45K) since last year. Want to win? GET WITH THE BEST!
BIG MONDAY 10* NBA BEST BET > $82K IN TOP RATED BKB PROFIT

Ben Burns was 2-1 with Sunday's NBA, while going 5-3 overall. He's a PERFECT 3-0/100% his last three in games involving the 76'ers and/or Hawks and he says there's ONLY ONE WAY TO GO for Game 4. Top-rated hoops are on a longterm $82K PROFIT HEATER and today's BEAUTY has received TOP RATED "BEST BET" status. Make sure you're on board! 

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MONDAY HIGH HEAT! > 234-132 (+$45K) MLB RUN!

A tough loss with his total (wild pitch scored run with 2 outs in bottom of 9th) led to a rare losing (1-2) day at the ballpark for Ben Burns. Overall, he was 5-3. Now 111-70 (+$9.6K) on the baseball season, Ben hits back hard with Monday's "HIGH HEAT." Since last year, Ben's basebal is a blistering 234-132 (+$45K). Be there!

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BIG MONDAY NBA ANNIHILATOR! > FAN APPRECIATION SPECIAL!

Ben Burns was 2-1 with Sunday's NBA, while going 5-3 overall. He's anticipating a H-O-T start to the new week, his "BIG MONDAY NBA ANNIHILATOR" playing a key role. Here's a chance for everyone to get involved. You in?

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MONDAY MLB 10* TOP GUN! >> 111-70 YTD! >> $80K IN PROFIT

A tough loss with his total (wild pitch scored run with 2 outs in bottom of 9th) led to a rare losing (1-2) day at the ballpark for Ben Burns. Overall, he was 5-3. Now 111-70 (+$9.6K) on the baseball season, Ben hits back hard with Monday's "TOP GUN." Top rated baseball plays are on a remarkable long-term $80K PROFIT RAMPAGE! You know what to do!

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*44-18 YTD* EARLY EURO 10* BLUE CHIP! (FIRST 10* OF EUROS!)

Ben Burns followed up Sunday's winner by nailing the 'over' in Monday's Poland/Slovakia game. Now a FANTASTIC 44-18 with all this season's soccer plays, he fires with his FIRST TOP RATED PLAY of the Euro Cup. **EARLY KICK** Don't even consider missing out!

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ESPN 10* MAIN EVENT!

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GAME OF THE WEEK (NHL) > BIG GAME (10*) ALERT!

Ben Burns was 5-3 Sunday including an EASY WINNER with the 'under' in Game 1 of the Islanders/Lightning series. Now, he steps out with his #1 GAME OF THE WEEK. Don't wait!

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WNBA SUBSCRIPTIONS
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NHL SUBSCRIPTIONS
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Ben Burns made his name in the NHL. Sharps know he's considered one of the top on the "ice" on the planet!

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MLB SUBSCRIPTIONS
Burns' MLB Full Season + Playoffs

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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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Jun 13, 2021
Islanders vs Lightning
UNDER 5½ -143 Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on NY/TB UNDER the total. While we have to lay some extra juice to play at 5.5, I feel that the price will prove to be well worth it. The Islanders last two games against the Bruins were high-scoring. The defending champs are an entirely different beast though. The Lightning check in off a 2-0 win. Six of their last seven games have finished with five or fewer combined goals. Note that the UNDER is 5-0 the past five times that they were off a win. Four of the past five meetings between these teams have also finished with five or fewer goals, three of those ending in a 2-1 final score. Expect goals to be at a premium, once again.

Matchup Selection W/L
Soccer  |  Jun 13, 2021
Ukraine vs Netherlands
Netherlands
-180 at pinnacle
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on NETHERLANDS. Having missed the last two major tournaments, the Dutch are back. Always an exciting squad, this year's team is also a powerful one. Ukraine is a solid team. However, Holland will dominate time of possession. The Dutch should also benefit from the game being played in Amsterdam. The Dutch faces may not be familiar ones but they will be soon. Look for the "new generation" to make a statement in front of the home fans today. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 13, 2021
Rangers vs Dodgers
Dodgers
-215 at linepros
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on LA. After getting hammered yesterday, the Dodgers will bounce back big this afternoon. Buehler is 5-0 with a 2.56 ERA through 12 starts. He threw seven shutout innings last time out. In fact, Buehler hasn't taken a loss since September of 2019, a span of 21 starts. He's gone six or more innings in 14 straight starts and he's allowed one earned run or less in four of his past five. On the other hand, Dunning is 0-3 (team is 0-6) with a 7.20 ERA and 1.799 WHIP in six road starts. He averages less than five innings per road start, which means we'll see plenty of a Texas bullpen with a 5.52 road ERA. All things considered, this line could easily be higher. Dodgers roll. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jun 13, 2021
Nets vs Bucks
Bucks
+2½ -113 at Draft Kings
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on MILWAUKEE. Despite winning Game 3, the Bucks aren't getting any respect in Game 4. I feel they're offering excellent value. Milwaukee served notice in Game 3 that it wasn't just going to roll over. Many will thing that the mighty Nets can't possibly lose two in a row. They can. Much like the Game 1 win against the Heat, that Game 3 win against the Nets gave the Bucks the confidence to know that they really can beat this team. The Bucks were very stingy (83 points allowed) in Game 3 and they're a perfect 4-0 SU/ATS after allowing 90 or fewer points in their previous game. I won't consider it an upset when they even the series. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jun 13, 2021
Suns vs Nuggets
OVER 222 -109 Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Phoenix/Denver OVER the total. History tells us that coming back in the series will be next to impossible for the Nuggets. That said, I don't expect them to go down without firing. The OVER is 10-5 when they were off a double-digit loss. The OVER also remains 25-15 in games here overall. Winning breeds confidence for the Suns and that tends to lead to them picking up the tempo and scoring a lot of points. In fact, the OVER is 25-11 the past 36 times that they were on a winning streak of three or more games. With the OVER also 18-9 the past 27 times that the Suns were off a double-digit win, I look for this to prove to be the highest scoring game of the series. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jun 13, 2021
Nets vs Bucks
OVER 228 -103 Lost
$103.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Brooklyn/Milwaukee OVER the total. Analysis to follow

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 13, 2021
Mariners vs Indians
UNDER 7½ -112 Lost
$112.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Seattle/Cleveland UNDER the total. Yesterday's game snuck over the number but I'm expecting a very well pitched affair on Sunday afternoon. Bieber is in dominant form. He's 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA his past three starts, striking out 24 in 20 innings. Gilbert has also been pitching very well of late. Last time out, he struck out seven in five innings, giving up just two hits and one run. That's three straight starts with two or fewer earned runs. Bieber has made three starts against Seattle. All three finished below the total with scores of 4-2, 2-1 and 3-2. The lone game here at Cleveland was the 2-1 game. Bieber allowed a single run through 7 2/3 innings, striking out eight. In fact, the UNDER is 10-0 in Bieber's last 10 starts against teams from the AL West. More of the same Sunday afternoon. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 13, 2021
Yankees vs Phillies
Yankees
+1½ -168 at pinnacle
Lost
$168.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing NEW YORK on the run-line (+1.5 runs) There were several 1-run games on Saturday. One of them saw the Phillies knock off NY by an 8-7 score. While I like and expect the Yankees to win "outright," having an extra +1.5 runs to work with could also easily come in handy. German has quietly allowed three or fewer earned runs in each of his past nine starts, going five or more innings in each of them. The Yankees were 7-2 in those games. One of the losses was by a 2-0 score and the other was by a single run. So, one would be 8-1 if getting an extra +1.5 runs in each of German's last nine starts. On the other hand, Nola has an ugly 4.97 ERA his past nine starts, allowing four or more earned runs in four of those. German has been especially good on the road. In five starts away from NY, he's got a stellar 2.10 ERA, averaging six innings. Expect AT LEAST a "run-line cover" from German and the visitors. 

PICKS IN PROGRESS
Matchup Selection W/L
Soccer  |  Jun 14, 2021
Slovakia vs Poland
OVER 2 -115 Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Poland/Slovakia OVER the total. Poland has the firepower to go over this total by itself. Indeed, Lewandowski remains among the most dangerous players in the game. Lewandowski and co. know they need this game, with an away match against Spain coming up. Likewise, Slovakia will be fighting hard and knows it will need to score, in order to have a chance to win. While scoring chances will likely be limited for the Slovaks, they are a team which is very capable on set pieces, also strong in transition. Poland coach Paulo Sousa stressed the importance of his team "needing to believe that it can win the tournament." What better way then to find the back of the net multiple times. While there's a shot a draw, I feel this one has a considerably greater chance of finishing with more than two goals than it does of finishing with less than two. Expect a relatively high-scoring affair. 

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.