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Burns was a sweet 7-1 on Friday/Saturday, 7-0 with sides, 0-1 with his lone total. A late bucket cost him the perfect 8-0 sweep. Ben is looking to "break out the broom" on Sunday, the action starting VERY EARLY!

A 9-4 mark the past three days included UNC in an ABSOLUTE MAULING of Miami. If you enjoyed that 94-71 LAUGHER, you'll LOVE what Ben has lined up for Monday. Tipoff @ 7 ET, on ESPN!

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Off last night's win with Portland, Ben Burns is 9-4 the last three days. Going back further finds that his top rated basketball is up +106.93 net units, $106.93K for dime bettors. Start your week off a winner. Start your week with Ben's "BIG MONDAY BEST BET!"

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Including his January NHL GAME OF THE MONTH WINNER, Ben Burns is a SICK 17-5 his last 22 GOW/GOM releases, in all sports. If you enjoyed cashing his NHL TOTAL OF THE MONTH in December, you absolutely do NOT want to miss the January version. Hurry. Hit this one right NOW!

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Ben Burns is a PERFECT 3-0 in these playoffs with his full game sides. He nailed his NFL PLAYOFF GAME OF THE YEAR on the Chiefs over the Titans. Is he coming back with them again for the big one? Don't guess. Burns delivered 10 STRAIGHT SUPER BOWL WINNERS earlier in his career and his BIG GAME MASTERY continues here. Be part of history. Do it NOW!

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Long known for his MASTERY OF THE PLAYOFFS, Ben Burns is winning AGAIN this postseason. When it comes to the total for the BIGGEST GAME OF THE YEAR, sharps often turn to Ben. The long-time "Totals Guru," once nailed 10 STRAIGHT SUPERBOWL WINNERS and he's fresh off of a winner for the 5TH YEAR IN A ROW with his total in the CFB TITLE GAME. Be there!

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Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 27, 2020
Kansas vs. Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State
+8 -109
  at  GTBETS
in 8h

The Cowboys typically play Kansas tough here. In fact, the Jayhawks haven't beaten the Cowboys by more than five, when OSU was listed as the home team, since way back in 2012. The Cowboys gained some confidence with a much-needed win at Texas A&M last game. Obviously, a win tonight would be huge. They're 7-3 ATS the last 10 times that they were home underdogs in the 6.5 to 12 point range. I expect them to leave it all on the floor in this one. Consider grabbing the points.

Ben Burns was 9-4 Fri/Sat/Sun and he's looking to "break out the broom" on Monday. Ben's 3-game card is headlined by his NHL TOTAL OF THE MONTH. Including his Jan. GOM winner, Ben is 17-5 his last 22 GOW/GOM/TOW/TOM selections. Make sure you're on board. 


Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 26, 2020
Michigan State vs Minnesota
OVER 140½ -110 Lost
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Michigan State/Minnesota OVER the total. When these teams recently met at Michigan State, the O/U line was 145. Playing on the road, the Gophers had trouble scoring and the game fell below the total. Playing at home, the Gophers, should have considerably more offensive success. Yet, we're working with a lower O/U number. I believe thats offering us excellent value. Playing at home, the Gophers average a fairly healthy 77.6 ppg. Of course, the Spartans are capable of scoring anywhere. They've gone over the 75 mark in two of their past four road games. When they last visited here, the Spartans scored 87. Look for this one to prove higher scoring than many will be expecting

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 26, 2020
Clippers vs Magic
+4½ -109 at GTBets
Play Type: Free

Don't look now but Ben Burns is 7-1 the past two days, 3-0 with his NBA and 4-1 with his college. Since Christmas, Ben is 12-2 with his complimentary (free picks) selections. Here he takes a look at today's LA/Orlando matchup.

These teams faced each other at LA recently. Playing at home and catching the Magic in the second game of a b2b set, the Clippers won big. Today, however, the Magic are rested and playing at home. Playing with recent revenge, I expect their best effort. Over the past couple of seasons, Orlando is 7-5-1 ATS when attempting to avenge a road loss of 20 or more points. During that span, the Magic are also 2-0 ATS when playing a game, after having lost back-to-back outright losses when they'd been favored at home. The Clippers have been on the road for awhile now and they head back to LA to face the Lakers after this. Consider grabbing the points. 

Over the past two days, Ben Burns is 3-0 with his NBA and 4-1 with his college hoops. The 7-1 mark includes a "total" which lost by a bucket in the final seconds and a PERFECT 7-0 RECORD with his "sides." If you liked the 76'ers over the Lakers on Saturday, you're going to simply LOVE what Burns has got lined up from "Non-Conf." action on Sunday. Don't miss it!

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 26, 2020
San Diego State vs UNLV
+7½ -105 at sportsbook
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on UNLV. I succesfully played against both these teams in their last game. I played against the Rebels in their loss at Nevada and I played against SDSU when it failed to cover against Wyoming. So, I'm feeling that I've got a good read on both teams at the moment. In this case, while the Aztecs are obviously tough, I expect them to have their hands full this afternoon. Yes, the Rebels lost at Nevada. However, they won their last two home games by double-digits, scoring 99 and 98 points in the process. In fact, the Rebels are a perfect 6-0 SU as the home team since 12/21, winning all six of those games by double-digits. They covered in five of those, missing the 6-0 ATS sweep by a bucket. Last year's regular season game here was decided by a single point, the Aztecs winning 60-59. I expect this one to also come down to the wire, the Rebels having an excellent shot at the outright win. Grab the points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 26, 2020
Monmouth vs Iona
-2 -113 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on IONA. The Hawks won by 12, when these teams met on Jan. 5th in West Long Branch. Playing at home, I expect the Gaels to get some payback this afternoon. In their last two home games, the Gaels have allowed 66 and 57 points. They're now a perfect 5-0 when allowing less than 70 points, but 0-9 when allowing 70 or more. Monmouth, meanwhile, is 0-5 when allowing 73 or more points. Thats noteworthy as Iona scored 81, 81, and 103 points in three 2019 meetings against the Hawks. I say that homecourt proves significant in this one and that the revenge-minded Gaels get some payback. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 26, 2020
Pacers vs Blazers
-1½ -110 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on PORTLAND. Yesterday, I successfully played against the Lakers, a Western Conf. team which was at the end of a fairly long road trip and facing an Eastern Conf. opponent. This evening, its the same situation but instead we'll play against an Eastern Conf. team which is at the end of a fairly long trip out West. Indeed, this will be the Pacers' fifth road game in the past eight days. The fact that they won three of the first four games, including each of the past two by double-digits, could make them a little complacent here; the trip has already been a success and it'd be easy to get caught thinking ahead to "getting home." Just ask the Lakers. Note that Indiana is 3-7 SU/ATS the past 10 times it was off b2b double-digit road wins, 0-2 SU/ATS in that situation the past couple of seasons. There should be zero complacency on the part of the Blazers. Times are getting desperate and they know they need all the wins they can get. Thats particularly true with four tough Western. Conf. opponents (Houston, LA, Utah Denver) on deck. They need this game. Facing an Indiana team which they've swept each of the past two seasons, I expect the Blazers to take care of business. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 26, 2020
Nets vs Knicks
OVER 222 -110 Lost
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on NY/Brooklyn OVER the total. While they needed OT to get there yesterday, the Nets have now seen five of their past six games, including each of their past three, finish above the total. I expect another relatively high-scoring affair at MSG today. Knowing their guests went to OT yesterday, the Knicks should look to push the tempo. They combined with the Raptors for 230 points last game, covering the spread for a fourth consecutive game. Thats noteworthy as the OVER is now a perfect 4-0 when NY had covered its previous three or more games. The Nets, who lost against the Knicks on Boxing Day, have seen the OVER go 7-2 when playing with "same season revenge." Expect a high-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.