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GOING FOR 4 STRAIGHT 10* MLB WINNERS! No beating around the bush. Ben Burns has gone through a tough stretch. It happens. Even to Burns. Don't expect it to stop him from bouncing back with a huge summer.
**3-0 L3 3 DAYS > 54-32 L86** MLB 10* VIOLATOR! (EARLY)

Burns has released one top-rated MLB play each of the past three days. On Thursday, he won with TB over Boston. Friday saw Texas take care of KC. It was MORE OF THE SAME Saturday, as Oakland blanked Arizona. That PERFECT 3-0 RECORD brings Ben to an AWESOME 54-32 his L86 top-rated MLB. He's releasing ONE more today & THIS IS ITYou know what to do!

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If you liked cashing Cleveland in Game 6, don't even consider missing out on what Ben Burns has lined up for Game 7!

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

*This subscription includes 2 Picks (1 MLB, 1 NBA)

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

*This subscription includes 2 Picks (1 MLB, 1 NBA)


Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

*This subscription includes 2 Picks (1 MLB, 1 NBA)


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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 26, 2018
Astros vs Indians
+1½ -160 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing CLEVELAND on the run-line (8* SPECIAL, +1.5 runs.) Houston has won big each of the first two games. However, this one figures to be considerably closer. That said, in a game where runs are likely to be at a premium, the extra +1.5 runs could well come in handy. These same two pitchers just opposed each other, at Houston, on 5/20. Both pitched well but McCullers was better and the Astros won 3-1. McCullers has a 4.36 ERA on the road though and his last road start resulted in a 1-run game. Carrasco's last home start (2016) against Houston was a 1-run game. Meanwhile, McCullers' lone start here at Cleveland (2017) was also a 1-run game. Expect the Indians to bounce back with AT LEAST a "run-line cover." 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 26, 2018
Reds vs Rockies
-148 at YouWager
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on COLORADO (*8 SPECIAL). I won with the Rockies and I'm coming right back with them again here. Mahle gave up three home runs last time out. While that was at home, he's also got an ugly 1.726 WHIP through his five road starts. Bad news for a guy coming to Coors Field, where games still average double-digits in runs. Anderson's been respectable here, however, posting a 4.24 ERA in three home starts. While Anderson has 17 K's vs. five walks at home, Mahle has 19 K's vs. 12 walks on the road. Anderson beat the Reds last season, delivering a quality start (2 runs, 6 innings) against them. Expect him to get the better of Mahle, the Rockies finishing on top, once again. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 26, 2018
Diamondbacks vs A's
-152 at Bovada
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on OAKLAND (10* PERS FAV). The Dbax won big last night but I expect the A's to return the favor this afternoon. Mengden is in outstanding current form. He tossed seven shutout innings last time out, allowing only two hits and a walk. The A's won that game, at Toronto, by a score of 9-2. That gives him a dominant 1.37 ERA (0.864 WHIP) his last three starts. Prior to beating the Jays, he beat the Red Sox. Before that, he faced Houston. So, his strong recent stats have been coming against some pretty capable teams, too. Buchholz has only made one start on the season, lasting just five innings. In nine starts against the A's, he's got a horrible 6.85 ERA and 2.007 WHIP. Expect the A's to improve to 9-3, when listed as home favorites in the -125 to -175 range. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 26, 2018
White Sox vs Tigers
-137 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on DETROIT (8* ANNIHILATOR). The Tigers have followed-up a 5-game losing streak by winning two straight. This afternoon, I expect them to make it three in a row. Liriano (3-1, 3.42 ERA, 1.158 WHIP) has long been a streaky pitcher. Last time out, he took a no-hitter into the 7th inning. He'd ultimately allow just a single hit (and three walks) through eight shutout innings. Though he didn't get the "W" in that one, I expect him to carry the positive momentum into this afternoon's game. Note that the last time he faced the White Sox (2015) he also tossed eight shutout innings, allowing just two hits, while striking out 12. Santiago is 0-2 with a 7.11 ERA through four starts. He gave up three home runs last time out and he's 3-6 against Detroit. Tigers roll. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 26, 2018
Blue Jays vs Phillies
-180 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on PHILADELPHIA (8*). This is a mismatch and the price could easily be even higher. Nola is 5-0 with a 2.06 ERA and 1.029 WHIP at home. On the other hand, Garcia is 1-2 with a 9.68 ERA on the road. The Phillies are pounding left-handers too, averaging a whopping 5.8 runs per game against southpaw starters. Not surpriingly, they're 8-4 in those games. Expect them to improve on those stats in decisive fashion here. 

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NBA  |  May 26, 2018
Rockets vs Warriors
OVER 212 -115 Lost
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on GSW/Houston OVER the total (10* BEST BET). This O/U line has come down significantly from the O/U lines at the beginning of the series. I believe that it'll prove to be too low. Including the 232 point affair in Game 2 of this series, the Warriors have seen the OVER go 6-3 when coming off three consecutive games which stayed below the total. As for the Rockets, they've seen the OVER go 8-4 the last dozen times that they were leading in a playoff series. Games here are still averaging 217.4 points; I expect tonight's final combined score to exceed that average. 


Age: 42


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.