Ben Burns

Ben Burns

Burns is an AWESOME 8-1 the past two days, a PERFECT 4-0 with top rated releases. For the month, he's now 40-26 overall, 45-27 if counting free plays. All top rated plays are 26-11 ... NFL 1ST HALF bets are 14-4 YTD

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NHL GAME OF THE WEEK ~ 8-1 L2 DAYS, 26-11 THIS MONTH!

Ben Burns was 5-1 on Wednesday, a PERFECT 2-0 with his top rated plays. All six plays were basketball. The previous day, Ben was a PERFECT 3-0 (2-0 with top plays) incl. an EASY WIN on the ice. Burns is now 7-2 his L9 NHL & 12-5 for December. He's also 26-11 on the month with 10*'s! Here, he fires top corner with his #1 GAME OF THE WEEK. Go get it!

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**10-2 CBB RUN** THURS. ESPN MAIN EVENT! (8-1 L2 DAYS!)

Ben Burns is an AWESOME 8-1 the L2 days, a PERFECT 4-0 with 10* plays & a PERFECT 3-0 with his CBB plays. That brings Ben to 10-2 his L12 CBB plays. On the season, he's a terrific 24-12 (66%) overall. No surprise, as Ben's college basketball program has been PURE GOLD over the years. Jump on board today's "MAIN EVENT" and expect "MORE OF THE SAME!"

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**8-1 L2 DAYS** THURS. 10* NFL MAIN EVENT! (23-8 RECORD!)

Ben Burns is an AWESOME 8-1 the past two days, a PERFECT 4-0 with his top-rated selections. He's now 23-8 his last 31 top rated plays and he's putting that 74% RECORD on the line with tonight's JETS/RAVENS game. Jets? Ravens? Over? Under? Don't guess!

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THURS. NHL FAN APPRECIATION VIOLATOR! (8-1 L2 DAYS!)

Its December and Ben Burns is ON FIRE ACROSS THE BOARD. Sound familiar? As per usual, hockey is absolutely helping out. Overall, Ben is 8-1 the past two days, 1-0 at the rink. On the month, he's now 12-5 with his NHL, including 7-2 his L9. Here, he gives EVERYONE a chance to join in on the WINNING. Its time to step up and take advantage. Do it NOW!

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GAME OF THE WEEK (ARMY/NAVY) ~ 31-19 IN DECEMBER

As he enters this play, Ben Burns is 31-19 on the month. Ben has a great deal of respect for the men & women who protect us. He's also always had a great deal of success when it comes to handicapping the service academy games. For this year's annual ARMY/NAVY battle, he says THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO GO. Make sure you're on the right side of history!

GAME OF THE WEEK (ARMY/NAVY) ~ 31-19 IN DECEMBER
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**ALL EARLY** RARE NFL TOTALS TRIPLE-HEADER!

Looking to get your Sunday off to a FAST start? Join "Totals Guru" Ben Burns for a RARE 3-GAME O/U REPORT. All three totals kickoff at 1:00 ET, one of them having received Ben's HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING. Break out your brooms and go for the PERFECT 3-0 SWEEP this Sunday afternoon!

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**BIG GAME ALERT** DEC. NFC 10* GAME OF THE MONTH!

Last Sunday, Ben Burns nailed his NFC GAME OF THE WEEK on the Rams. This Sunday, he elevates to an EVEN BIGGER PLAY, his top NFC selection from December. You know what to do!

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**BIG TOTAL ALERT** MNF 10* O/U MAIN EVENT!

Don't touch the Monday night total until checking in with Ben Burns first!

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BOWL GAME OF THE YEAR ~ PRICE ABOUT TO RISE!

Do NOT wait for the price to rise on Ben Burns' #1 BOWL GAME OF THE YEAR!

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Game Details
Dec 12 '19, 7:05 PM in 7h
NHL | Blue Jackets vs Penguins
Play on: Penguins -159 at pinnacle
Game Analysis

I supported the Blue Jackets in their last game and they came through for me with a 5-2 win at Washington. I don't believe that they'll be able to pull off consecutive upsets though. The Jackets are still 4-9 on the road and they'll be facing a Pittsburgh team which is 12-6 at home. Not surprisingly, the home team has already won both meetings this season. The Jackets won 5-2 at Columbus a couple of weeks ago. However, back in early October, the Pens won 7-2 here at Pittsburgh. While the Jackets have now beaten the Pens twice in a row at Columbus, the Pens have defeated them 11 straight times here at Pittsburgh. Off a 4-1 loss last time out, the Pens are going to be in an angry mood, too. They're 50-33 the past couple of seasons, after allowing four or more goals in their previous game. Really, this price could easily be higher. Consider Pittsburgh. 

Ben Burns is an AWESOME 8-1 (9-1 with free) the L2 days, a PERFECT 4-0 with 10* plays & a PERFECT 3-0 with his CBB plays. That brings Ben to 10-2 his L12 CBB plays. On the season, he's a terrific 24-12 (66%) overall. No surprise, as Ben's college basketball program has been PURE GOLD over the years. Jump on board today's ESPN "MAIN EVENT" and expect "MORE OF THE SAME!"

Pick Released on Dec 12 at 06:17 am

YESTERDAY'S PLAYS

SERVICE BIO

Age: 45

Background

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 NSS.net. 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.