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13 WINNERS IN A ROW? Off 4-0 SWEEP, Ben is 19-6 on the college hoops season, 23-6 incl. free. That includes a SICK 18-2 RECORD with 'side' selections, a PERFECT 12-0 the L12. Today is 13 STRAIGHT!

Just because Ben Burns has WON 12 STRAIGHT basketball 'sides' (he's 19-2 with sides on the season!) doesn't mean that he's going to ignore a MASSIVE OPPORTUNITY on the pitch. You shouldn't either! 

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If you're a fan of sweating out close ones, you'll want to stay away from this game. Its going to be a ONE-SIDED ANNIHILATION and it goes EARLY!

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Consistency counts. Ben Burns' REMARKABLE SUCCESS with his "big" plays, over the past two decades, is what separates him from many others. Ben continues to "get it done," as we head towards Christmas. Entering Friday, Burns' "top-rated" plays are a FANTASTIC 54-34 since late September, in all sports, 3-1 this month. You KNOW this one's good. HURRY!

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Off a PERFECT 4-0 Friday hoops SWEEP, Ben Burns is a REMARKABLE 23-6 on the college season. That includes a SICK 19-2 RECORD with 'side' selections, a PERFECT 12-0 RECORD with his last 12. Here's 13 SIDE WINNERS IN A ROW. You in?

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FIGHT OF THE WEEK (UFC) **9-2 L11, 15-5 L20** (TODAY!)

Ben Burns is a SWEET 9-2 his past 11 in the Octagon. Going back a couple of months further finds him @ 15-5 his L20 UFC. Here, he's isolated a MAJOR MISMATCH. Lay the wood with confidence! 

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**IMPORTANT NEWS** Ben Burns got the matchup he wanted. THE TIME HAS COME. As he tends to do annually, Ben WON HIS 2019 GAME OF THE YEAR, the Saints over Tampa, on Oct. 6th, 2019. (He'd follow it up by nailing his TOTAL OF THE YEAR the following weekend!) Ben literally won't make a bigger play all year. This is the one. Get down NOW! 


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Matchup Selection W/L
Fighting  |  Dec 05, 2020
Ovince St. Preux vs. Jon Hill
Jon Hill
in 11h

Jamahal "Sweet Dreeams" Hill could easily be a bigger favorite than he is in this one. Hill is 29 and has a perfect 7-0 record. On the other hand, Sant Preux, off his 14th loss, is 37 years old. Hil would be 8-0, as he's coming off a dominant win. However, he didn't get credit for it, due to testing positive for marijuana. With Saint Preux just 13-9 in the UFC, I say Hill offiically gets win #8 in this one. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 04, 2020
North Dakota vs Minnesota
UNDER 149 -110 Won
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on North Dakota/Minnesota UNDER the total. When these teams met here last season, the O/U line was 136.5. The final score of 79-56 squeaked under that number. I'm projecting a similar final combined score tonight. Yet, we're working with a considerably higher O/U line. That's providing us excellent value, in my opinion. The Gophers, off a 67-64 win, are going to be difficult for the Fighting Hawks, at the end of a road trip, to score against. The Gophers have already forced 59 turnovers through three games and they've held opposing teams to a 38% shooting percentage, 25% from beyond the arc. Yes, the Gophers are going to put up a pretty big number. Keep in mind that Minnesota did shoot well (50.8% fg percentage and 45% from beyond the arc) in last year's game and yet it still stayed under. Look for more of the same here, the UNDER to improve to 8-5 the past 13 times that North Dakota played with one or less day's rest in between games. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 04, 2020
Texas-Arlington vs Tulsa
-6½ -108 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on TULSA. The home team has won by exactly 14 points each of the past two seasons, with nearly identical scores. Playing at home, the Mavericks took last year's game, 73-59. However, in the most recent game here at Tulsa, the Golden Hurricane won by a score of 72-58. At home, I expect another double-digit win for Tulsa this evening. To their credit, the Mavericks have fought pretty hard, eking out a pair of covers in their two true road games. They still lost both though, most recently falling by 12 on Wednesday. They've got some winnable games coming up after this one, but I expect them to be in over their heads here. As of this writing, the O/U line is 135, at most shops. Thats noteworthy as Tulsa has long thrived when playing at home, with games projected to play at this tempo. The Hurricane are 39-16 SU and 32-22-1 ATS over the years, when playing a home game with an O/U line in the 135 to 139.5 range, 6-2 SU and 5-3 ATS the past 2+ seasons. During that span, the Mavericks were just 2-4 ATS (1-5 SU) when playing a road game with a total in the same range. Lay the points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 04, 2020
Fairfield vs Stony Brook
+4 -110 at Bovada
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on FAIRFIELD. Stony Brook lost a lot from last season. The Seawolves have only played one game and they lost by double-digits. With all the new faces in the starting lineup, I don't feel they're ready to be laying points. The Stags have an extra game under their belts and they've been battle tested by a game at Providence. After facing the Friars, who did beat them handily, they responded with a much better effort in a 5-point loss against Hartford. I don't believe that the Stags, 14-9 ATS in non-conference games the past 2+ seasons, are going to be intimidated by the Seawolves and feel that they've got an excellent shot at the outright upset. Grab the points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 04, 2020
Oregon vs Seton Hall
-1 -110 at 1BetVegas
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on OREGON. The Ducks lost against Missouri in their opener. They didn't schedule these games at Omaha to go 0-2 though; I expect their very best effort this evening. While the Pirates may take a small step back this season, the Ducks should be right there among the top teams in the Pac-12. That Missouri loss figures to serve as a wake-up call. Even with the loss to the Tigers, the Ducks are still an outstanding 11-2 ATS their last 13 on a neutral floor. During that span, they're 20-10 ATS in non-conf. games and 11-6 ATS when playing with one day or less worth of rest in between games. Expect them to improve on those stats, en route to picking up their first victory of the season. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Dec 04, 2020
UL-Lafayette vs Appalachian State
Appalachian State
-2½ -110 at sportsbook
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on APP STATE. This is a big game between two good teams. While the Cajuns have the higher ranking, I believe that the Mountaineers are favored for good reason. After losing to Coastal Carolina, the Mountaineers didn't hang their heads. They went out and hammered Troy. Now, they get a chance to redeem themselves by beating a ranked team. I expect them to make the most of the opportunity. The Mountaineers have dominated this series in recent seasons. I believe that the Mountaineers have the better defense and that will ultimately lead to them contininuing their series dominance. Coastal Carolina was the only team to score more than 21 points against them. Each of the past five, besides Coastal Carolina, has scored 17 or less. While the Cajuns may get more than that, they won't get enough. Lay the small number. 


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.