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Over recent years, Burns' top-rated plays have produced an AMAZING $94,560 IN PROFIT. That includes a MASSIVE 39-22 ($13,200) mark since late October. HUGE THANKSGIVING WEEK AHEAD!

Ben Burns came up a bucket short with the Hawks on Monday, which led to a rare losing (1-2-1) day overall. Don't expect that to slow him down for even a second! Ben's top-rated NBA sides are a FANTASTIC 15-5 ON THE SEASON. Want more? Ben is also 100% PERFECT ON THE SEASON with his NBA GOW/GOM releases. Here's his latest!

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Ben Burns has long been known for his success with totals. His first of the college hoops campaign goes today and he's making it available for EVERYONE to take advantage of. A 1-2-1 Monday notwithstanding, Burns is having another superb month. He bounces back BIG Tuesday. Make sure you're on board!

*This package includes 1 NCAA-B Total pick


Monday's 7-2 winner with Calgary brought Ben Burns to a BLISTERING 22-6 his L28 on the ice, an industry BLAZING 12-2 his L14. If you enjoyed cashing Ben's first (October) NHL Game Of the Month, a 7-3 BLOWOUT WINNER with St. Louis on 10/27, You're going to LOVE his #1 GAME OF THE MONTH with November. Do NOT miss this one. Seriously!

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WHITE HOT Ben Burns is having ANOTHER HUGE MONTH, making his clients a small fortune in the process. Here, he gives you the winning call from the EARLY game (Bears/Lions) on Thursday. DON'T WAIT. Get down NOW!

*This package includes 1 NFL Spread pick


Burns is GOING BIG on Thanksgiving Day with HUGE PLAYS on ALL THREE GAMES. In addition to his annual "Turkey Day Main Event," which won by double-digits again last year, he's firing with one of his coveted "BLUE CHIP" totals. First he gets things started with his "Turkey Day Breakfast Club," featuring the Bears & Lions. GRAB ALL THREE WINNERS here!

*This package includes Array Picks (2 NFL Spread, 1 NFL Total)


Regulars know that when Ben Burns attaches his highest rating (10*) to a play, his profitability rate is THROUGH THE ROOF. Over recent years, entering Monday's action, Burns' top-rated plays have produced an AMAZING $96,740 IN PROFIT. That includes a 21-10 RECORD the L11 days & a MASSIVE 39-20 ($15,380) mark since late October. 

*This package includes 1 NFL Total pick


WHITE HOT ACROSS THE BOARD, Ben Burns is enjoying yet another college football campaign. If you liked Ben's winner with Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl last year, a 14-point underdog which WON OUTRIGHT, you're going to LOVE what Burns has lined up this year. Don't wait on this one. HIT IT NOW!

*This package includes 1 NCAA-F Spread pick


Ben Burns is DESTROYING THE BOOKS this month and now its annual "Turkey Day Main Event" has a longstanding history of success. This play won by double-digits again last year. Become part of the annual tradition!

*This package includes 1 NFL Spread pick


There's something about "BLACK FRIDAY" which always seems to bring out the best in Ben Burns. Over the past three years, he's 17-5/77% on this day. Prefer some more recent stats? Over the past three weeks, Burns is 7-2/78% with his top-rated college football releases. Both records tested EARLY Friday afternoon. You in? 

*This package includes 1 NCAA-F Spread pick


Off a 27-POINT WINNER with his CFB TOM, Ben Burns is now 18-7 ON THE SEASON with his college football totals. If you've been playing along, you already know that most of those winners have been E-A-S-Y. For his latest, Ben has isolated a game which he believes is DESTINED TO SAIL OVER THE TOTAL. Do NOT wait. Get the #1 TOTAL OF THE WEEK right NOW!

*This package includes 1 NCAA-F Total pick


If you're looking for help with picking the winner of the Grey Cup, you should probably check out what Ben Burns has to say. He's released only one CFL play so far this month, a +7-pt dog which won outright. Since late July, he's 10-2 ATS. While many will be focused on the NFL/NCAAF games, this is absolute "MUST PLAY TERRITORY" north of the border!

*This package includes 1 CFL Spread pick


Big Game Expert Ben Burns has BANKED BETTER THAN $90K with his top-rated plays the past few years and he's adding to the pile with an ABSOLUTE BLOCKBUSTER here. 


*This package includes 1 NFL Spread pick


Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE. Don't believe? Grab a 3-DAY PASS and see for yourself!

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Ask around. Not only is he respected by all but Ben Burns consistently ranks among the BEST IN THE BUSINESS. Grab a 1-week pass right NOW and proceed directly to the Winner's Circle!

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE. Do the right thing. Invest in a 1-MONTH ALL SPORTS PAS and prepare to watch your ROI go through the roof!

*This subscription includes 11 Picks (1 NHL, 3 NCAA-F, 1 CFL, 4 NFL, 1 NCAA-B & 1 NBA)

Ben Burns' College Football Season Subscription (includes ALL Bowls)

Join this proven handicapper for EVERY SINGLE college football release throughout the rest of the season, including Bowl selections and the national championship game!

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Ben Burns' FULL Season NFL Subscription (includes Playoffs)

Burns has already DOMINATED preseason and he's poised for ANOTHER HUGE CAMPAIGN. Follow for the rest of the NFL season with this FULL season pro football pass! Get every big game, including all picks through the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl at one low price!

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Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Nov 20, 2018
Blazers vs. Knicks
+8 -105
  at  BMAKER
in 3h

I respect the Blazers. Needless to say, they've been playing better than the Knicks. That said, they're still just 4-3 on the road and this is a pretty big number to be laying. With a more difficult opponent (Milwaukee) on deck tomorrow followed by a date with the defending champion Warriors after that, I think the Blazers could easily get caught looking past the lowly Knicks. Note that the Blazers lost outright as a favorite the last time (11/3) that they played the front end of b2b games. Call me crazy, but I like the Knicks. Consider grabbing the points. 

Burns came up a bucket short with the Hawks on Monday, which led to a rare losing (1-2-1) day overall. Don't expect that to slow him down for even a second! Ben's top-rated NBA sides are a FANTASTIC 15-5 ON THE SEASON. Even better, he's also 100% PERFECT ON THE SEASON with his NBA GOW/GOM releases. His latest goes today!

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Nov 19, 2018
Golden Knights vs Flames
-130 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on CALGARY (8* PERS FAV). Both these teams just defeated the Oilers in their last game. The difference is that Calgary did so on Saturday while Vegas did so on Sunday. That puts the Knights in a b2b spot and thats a situation which hasn't been kind to them. So far this season, the Knights are 0-2 when playing the second of b2b games, losing 4-1 and 4-2. Note that the Knighs are alsio 1-4 off a win by two or more goals. Even with yesterday's victory, Vegas is only 4-8 on the road, averaging just 2.5 goals. Calgary, meanwhile, is 5-4 at home, averaging 4.0 goals. The Flames won the last meeting by a score of 7-1. Venue and schedule in their favor, I expect them to finish on top once again. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Nov 19, 2018
Stars vs Rangers
-105 at betonline
Play Type: Free

While the Rangers had yesterday off, the Stars are off a win against the Islanders. Thats noteworthy as they're already 0-2 this season when playing the second of b2b games. They lost those games by a combined score of 7-1, a 4-1 loss and a 3-0 loss. Going back further finds Dallas at just 9-15 the past 24 times it played the second of b2b games. During that same span, the Stars are also a horrible 18-43 (-23.8) when playing a road game with an O/U line of 5.5. The Rangers have been tough here at home. They're 7-3, allowing just 2.2 goals per game. At a pick'em price, consider NY. 

As he typically likes to do, Ben Burns is easing into his college hoops campaign. In fact, Ben has only released three CBB plays since Wednesday. ALL THREE WON. Kentucky (-26) won by 38 points. Iowa (+4) won outright. St Louis (+6) also won outright. No surprise. Burns' top-rated CBB sides are M-O-N-E-Y. His next goes today!

Burns has been SO HOT with his football (pro and college!) and SO HOT with his basketball (pro and college!) that some may not realize that he's also on a 21-6 HEATER on the ice. No surprise there, as Burns has ABSOLUTELY DOMINATED THE NHL for two decades. More of the same in store for Monday!

Burns is WHITE HOT ACROSS THE BOARD and the NBA is no exception. Off to a super start to the season, as per usual, Ben's biggest plays have led the charge. In fact, top-rated NBA sides are now 15-4 ATS ON THE SEASON. Burns adds to his 79% ATS SEASON LONG RECORD today!

Last but certainly not least, Burns' BIGGEST MNF PLAY OF THE ENTIRE YEAR goes today. As you know, Burns has been M-O-N-E-Y on Monday Night for two decades. He WON AGAIN each of the last three weeks!

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Nov 19, 2018
VCU vs Temple
-2½ -108 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on TEMPLE (10* PERS FAV). The Owls and Rams will be facing each other at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. I expect the Owls to have the advantage. Over the years, we've gotten used to the Rams consistently being a very strong squad. Indeed, prior to last season, the Rams had won a minimum of 24 games in 11 consecutive seasons. Last season, they got a new coach and fell to just 17-14. Top players Tillman and Williams prevented them from stumbling even further. However, they too have now moved on. That means that the Rams are going to have trouble with teams like Temple. Unlike the Rams, the Owls brought back most of their pieces from last season's team. Expect their experience and depth to prove the difference Monday night. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Nov 19, 2018
Clippers vs Hawks
+7 -110 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on ATLANTA (10* BEST BET). While they haven't been getting any "W's" to show for it, the Hawks are fighting very hard. They've covered the spread in three of their last four. The Hawks played the Clippers tough last time they met, LA winning by a single point. I expect them to again give the Clippers all they can handle. While both teams had Sunday off, the Hawks also have tomorrow (Tuesday) off. The Clippers, on the other hand, have a rematch against Washington tomorrow. The Clippers are 3-4 on the road overall and that includes a 1-4 SU/ATS mark when playing on the road when the O/U was 220 or greater. Grab the points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Nov 19, 2018
Chiefs vs Rams
-3 -130 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on LA (10* MNF GAME OF YEAR). When this game was moved from Mexico to LA, I believe it was a bigger advantage for the Rams than is being indicated by the pointspread. Its true that the Rams have recently been winning, while not covering, with regularity. However, lets not forget that they're still 5-0 here at home and that they're still outscoring teams by an average of 34.4 to 22.4 when playing at home. In terms of total yards, they're outgaining teams by a 476 to 342 margin here. By comparison, the Chiefs are actually getting outgained by a 457.8 to 440 average margin, when playing on the road. Thats a major difference, the Rams allowing 342 yards at home while the Chiefs allowing 458 on the road. Expect the Rams to make a statement, remaining perfect at home, while 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.