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After going 9-2 the previous two days, Ben Burns stumbled on Saturday. A couple of close ones went the wrong way and made the difference. Expect an immediate response on Sunday!

With Sunday's winner on Dallas/Miami "under" the number, Ben Burns is now a PERFECT 3-0 with his last three NFL O/U plays. His next one is an ABSOLUTE BEHEMOTH, having received the coveted "BLUE CHIP" rating. Be there!

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Its time for Ben Burns to continue his mastery of the Pac-12 Conference. If you liked UCLA over WSU last Saturday, you'll LOVE Ben's latest GAME OF THE WEEK. Don't even consider missing it!

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Ben Burns elevates to his VERY HIGHEST RATING for the Monday night game. Better move quick. Price will rise!

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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 22, 2019
Giants vs Braves
-210 at GTBets
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Atlanta. While the price may initially seem steep, a closer look reveals that it could acutally easily be even higher. The Giants are 23-35 (-8.5) in day games and 18-26 vs. southpaws. Webb has a 7.79 ERA on the road and an awful 10.21 ERA (2.026 WHIP) his last three overall. Keuchel has a 2.72 ERA at home. Keuchel tossed a gem against the Giants last season and he gets it done again here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 22, 2019
Mariners vs Orioles
-123 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on BALTIMORE. Means has been tough at home all season (2.94 ERA, 0.98 WHIP) and he's making his final home start here. I expect him to outpitch Gonzales, who has a 4.10 ERA and 1.419 WHIP on the road. Gonzales has started against the O's twice (both in 2017) and he allowed nine earned runs, on 17 hits, in just 7 2/3 innings. Look for the O's to take advantage of a rare favorable matchup, moving to 48-36 (+4.1) the past 2+ seasons, when playing at home with a line in the +100 to -150 range.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 22, 2019
#Blue Jays vs #Yankees
OVER 9½ -110 P
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I'm playing on Toronto/NY OVER the total. Expect the bats to come alive this afternoon. Thornton pitched well against the Yankees at Toronto last month. However, his visit to the Bronx wasn't nearly so good. In his lone start here at Yankee Stadium, he allowed five earned runs on seven hits (2 HR's) in just 3 1/3 innings. That game had a final score of 8-7, finishing well above the number. Severino's last two starts against the Jays (both 2018) produced 13 and 17 combined runs. He went just five innings in each. Making just his second start back, he's unlikely to go deep in this one either. Stanton is back for the Yanks and went deep yesterday, making an already dangerous lineup that much more potent. Yankee day games have sailed over the total all season. This one does, too. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Sep 22, 2019
Dolphins vs Cowboys
UNDER 47½ -119 Won
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I'm playing on Miami/Dallas UNDER the total. Over the years, the UNDER is 21-7 when the Fish have faced NFC East teams. Those stats will improve Sunday afternoon. The Dolphins didn't manage a single point last week. The Cowboys defense will be looking to "get healthy" and to also have a huge game. While the Dolphins may not get completely blanked again, they likely won't score many either. Once the Cowboys get ahead - even before then - they'll be employing a very heavy dose of the run. That'll keep the clock moving. The UNDER is 4-1 the past five Dallas home games with an O/U line in the 45.5 to 49 range. During that span, the UNDER is also a perfect 3-0/100% when the Cowboys were off b2b double-digit wins. Expect those stats to improve here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Sep 22, 2019
Bengals vs Bills
+6 -109 at GTBets
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I'm playing on CINCINNATI. The Bengals are going to be desperate. They're already 0-2 and they know that two of their next three are on the road - against division rivals Pittsburgh and Baltimore, to boot. In other words, they can ill afford to fall to 0-3. Both teams have already been involved in a 1-point game this season, Cincy losing by one at Seattle and Buffalo winning by one at NY. The teams have met twice since 2016 and both meetings were decided by four points. As impressive as their 2-0 start may be, note that the Bills are 0-4 ATS the past couple of seasons, when off b2b wins. Including the cover at Seattle, the Bengals are 12-5 ATS on the road the past 2+ seasons. With the Bills already having next week's game against New England in the back of their minds, I'm grabbing the points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Sep 22, 2019
Lions vs Eagles
-6½ -110 at Buckeye
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I'm playing on PHILADELPHIA. The Lions are going to find an angry and hungry Eagles team. Philly knows it let one get away against Atlanta. The Eagles also know that four of their next five come on the road. In other words, they can ill afford to drop this one. Undefeated (1-0-1) through two games and with three of their next four at home, the Lions may not be feeling the same sense of urgency. True, the Eagles are a bit banged-up at the receiver position. However, thats an area where they're pretty deep and this is a team which likes to spread it around. Even if Jackson and/or Jeffery are out, Wentz still has the likes of Ertz and Agholor to work with. The Lions may have won last week but they still scored only 13 points. That won't cut it here. Note that they're just 1-4 SU/ATS the past five times that they scored 14 or less in their previous game. During that span, the Eagles are 4-2 ATS (5-1 SU) when off a loss of six points or less. Expect them to improve on those stats with a double-digit win on Sunday afternoon. 


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.