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Burns was a PERFECT 3-0 with his "top-rated" plays on the weekend, winning with Stanford/Oregon 'over,' the Arizona Cardinals & the Carolina Panthers, his NFL G.O.Y. Congrats to the many who cashed!
**7-1 L8** MNF 10* BLUE CHIP! (17-6 L23)

Burns was a PERFECT 3-0 with "top-rated" plays on the weekend, winning with Stanford/Oregon 'over,' the Arizona Cards & the Carolina Panthers, his NFL G.O.Y. Congrats to ALL who cashed. Having a MASSIVE MONTH, Ben is now a SIZZLING 17-6 the L6 days, a SICK 7-1 with top plays. Top plays now on a multi-year run which has produced $84,530 IN PROFITS!

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Burns was a PERFECT 3-0 with "top-rated" plays on the weekend, winning with Stanford/Oregon 'over,' the Arizona Cards & the Carolina Panthers, his NFL G.O.Y. While all of those were on the gridiron, he's also a SICK 11-2 his L13 at the ballpark, 2-0 100% with top plays. Thats part of a multi-year top play run which has produced $84,530 IN PROFITS!

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Ben Burns was a PERFECT 3-0 with top-rated plays over the weekend, highlighted by a winner with Carolina, his NFL GAME OF THE YEAR. That extended an INSANE RUN which has seen his top plays produce $84.5K IN PROFITS, while going 444 GAMES ABOVE 500. One of those was a DOUBLE-DIGIT WINNER with his 2017 NCAAF GAME OF THE YEAR. Here's the 2018 VERSION!

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As per usual, Burns WON HUGE last September. Regulars will recall that he carried his WHITE HOT RUN into what proved to be an AWESOME October. Having ANOTHER HUGE SEPTEMBER, all signs point to "deja vu" in 2018. Dating back to the preseason, he's hitting 9-5 (64%) YTD with top-rated NFL sides. Overall, a winning Sunday brought him to 17-6 HIS L23!

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Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Sep 30, 2018
Bucs vs. Bears
-2½ -109
  at  GTBETS
in 5d

Though I successfully played against them at Arizona, where they failed to cover, the Bears still found a way to win the game. They're now 2-1 and could easily be 3-0. They know that they can ill afford to "relax" though. After this game, the Bears are on the road (at Miami) and then they host New England. In other words, taking care of business here is key. With the Bucs off a Monday night game, playing on a short week, expect the Bears to "keep on rolling," covering the small number along the way. Consider Chicago.

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Sep 23, 2018
Bears vs Cardinals
+6 -105 at MyBookie
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on ARIZONA (10* DOG OF WEEK). The Cards (0-2) need this one more and I expect that to show on the field. The Bears have been involved in a pair of emotional games to start the season and are playing on a short week. Even with the cover (still lost by one) at Lambeau, the Bears are  The Cards are a perfect 4-0 ATS the past couple of seasons, when off two or more consecutive losses. Expect them to improve on those stats with AT LEAST a cover on Sunday afternoon. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Sep 23, 2018
Colts vs Eagles
-6 -110 at BetPhoenix
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on PHILADELPHIA (8* BREAKFAST CLUB). The Colts are in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Off a loss at Tampa, the champs are going to be an angry team. They catch the Colts playing their second straight on the road. Expect the Eagles, 14-5 ATS (16-3 SU) their last 19 at home, to get a boost from the home crowd and the return of their QB, ultimately leading to a double-digit vigit. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Sep 23, 2018
Bengals vs Panthers
-2½ -130 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on CAROLINA (10* GAME OF YEAR). I won with the Panthers in their opener and then successfully played against them in their second game, at Atlanta. Really, they played well in both games. The same can be said for the Bengals, who check in off a big divisional win over the Ravens and with a 2-0 record overall. Expect them to come back to earth here though. The fact that the win over the Ravens was on National TV has everybody jumping on board the Bengal band wagon. This is still a very tough place to play though and, Week 1 at Indy notwithstanding, the Bengals have been terrible on the road for as long as anyone can remember. Including the Week 1 victory, a game in which they dominated the Cowboys defensively, the Panthers are 11-6 at home the past two seasons. During the same span, the Bengals are only 6-11 on the road. While the Panthers have a balanced run/pass attack, Newton threw for 335 yards (32-of-45) and three TD's (105.3 passer rating) last week and he's going to be licking his chops for this week's matchup. Hidden behind their 2-0 record, the Bengals have allowed 332 passing yards per game. Yes, part of that comes from the fact that they've been playing ahead and opposing teams have been forced to throw. However, at more than 400 yards allowed per game, I feel it'll catch up to them here. Carolina wins, covering the small number along the way. 


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.