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A massive weekend starts BRIGHT AND EARLY on the soccer pitch. Ben Burns has extremely big plans for the final weekend of September. Make sure you're on board!
NCAAF GAME OF THE WEEK ~ EARLY BLOWOUT!

Ben Burns' GAME OF THE WEEK doesn't go until Saturday afternoon but you don't want to wait. The time to play is right NOW!

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**EARLY BLOWOUT** SATURDAY AFTERNOON B.M. BEATDOWN!

Ben Burns introduced his "BLUE MARLIN" (BM) plays roughly a decade ago. They represent a predator (team) at the top of the food chain, looking to feast on its outclassed prey/opponent. The results have been staggering, to say the least. Already 1-0 on the college season, this week's version goes EARLY Saturday and has all the makings of a R-O-U-T!

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**LAKERS/NUGGETS** MONEY-LINE SPECIAL!

Is the Denver/LA series over tonight? Or not? Don't guess!

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UFC FIGHT OF THE MONTH! (PERFECT 4-0 L4 WEEKS)

Ben Burns has released four UFC selections the past few weeks and he's WON THEM ALL. Most recently, Kasanganay put on a clinic against Pitolo. His "FIGHT OF THE MONTH" goes right here and its ANOTHER ABSOLUTE BEHEMOTH. If you only get involved in one fight for the rest of '20, this is THE ONE it NEEDS to be. Don't hesitate. Lets do this right NOW! 

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NFL GAME OF THE WEEK ~ BLOWOUT AT 1:00 EST!

Ben Burns' GAME OF THE WEEK just may well prove to be the BIGGEST BLOWOUT ON THE ENTIRE BOARD!

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SOCCER TOTAL OF THE MONTH ~ 100% IN 2020 (EARLY)

Ben Burns remains perfect on the pitch in 2020. If you liked hid GAME OF THE MONTH WINNER, you're going to LOVE his top total for September! 

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**LIMITED TIME SPECIAL!** SUNDAY NFL O/U HOT ROUTE!

Don't wait on this big total!

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NCAA-F SUBSCRIPTIONS
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NFL SUBSCRIPTIONS
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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Sep 25, 2020
Lightning vs Stars
UNDER 5 +123 Lost
$100.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing TB/Dallas UNDER the total. While we saw a high-scoring Game 3, I believe we're due for a low-scoring Game 4. The UNDER is still 12-5-4 in Tampa "neutral site" games. With the Lightning now ahead two games to one, note that the UNDER is also 7-2-1 when TB was leading in a playoff series. Yes, the Stars gave up a bunch (5) of goals last game. However, keep in mind that the UNDER is 16-9-1 on the seasons, when they'd allowed four or more goals in their previous game, a 14-7-1 UNDER mark when they were off a loss by two or more goals. Expect a low-scoring affair. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Sep 25, 2020
Heat vs Celtics
Celtics
-145 at Bovada
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing BOSTON on the money-line. This was never going to be an easy series, for either team. While the Heat have impressed, don't expect Boston to go down without a fight. The last time that this team was facing elimination (Game 7 against Toronto) it responded by holding the defending champs to just 87 points. The Heat may get more than that but I still expect the Celtics to deliver their best defensive effort of the series. The Celtics are still 46-18 SU when listed as an ATS favorite. Expect them to dig deep and find a way to extend the series.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Sep 25, 2020
Lightning vs Stars
Lightning
-154 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on TB. I've backed the Lightning a number of times throughout these playoffs and am coming back with them this evening. I've mentioned that I feel Tampa is the stronger team in this series and I believe that we've seen that. Since a bad opening period of the series, Tampa has taken over. Off a 5-2 win last time out, note that the Lightning are an outstanding 73-35 (+14.8) the past couple of seasons, when off a win by two or more goals. The Stars have been resilient and have obviously done a great job to get this far. They'll fight hard tonight but ultimately I believe that they'll again be overmatched. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 25, 2020
Red Sox vs Braves
Braves
-158 at 5Dimes
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on ATLANTA. While the Sox had started to play better, Baltimore cooled them off yesterday. Now, they step up in class to face a Braves team still looking to lock down the #2 seed in the NL. Note that Boston is 11-23 off a loss. Atlanta also lost yesterday. However, the Braves have been much at bouncing back. They're 17-7 after losing their previous game. Wright is off b2b quality starts and he was dominant last time out. Through 6 1/3 shutout innings, he allowed just a single hit. He had six K's against one walk. Mazza, on the other hand, had three walks against one strikeout in his last start, allowing four runs (2 earned) in four innings. Atlanta bullpen with far superior numbers. Braves roll. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 25, 2020
#Mets vs #Nationals
#Nationals
-135 at pinnacle
P
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on WASHINGTON. With a motivated Scherzer on the mound, the Nats will have the advantage in this one. The former Cy Young winner will be hungry to pick up the "W" in this, his final start of the season. Not only would he like to put the final dagger in the Mets' playoff hopes but by getting a victory, Scherzer would finish with a winning record for the 11th season in a row. That would tie him with Kerhshaw for the longest active streak. He's currently 4-4 with a 3.67 ERA. Porcello, on the other hand, is 1-6 with a 5.46 ERA. Scherzer got the better of Porcello in a 2-1 Washington win the last time that these two opposed each other. Expect him to do so again this evening. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 25, 2020
Marlins vs Yankees
Yankees
-179 at 1BetVegas
Lost
$179.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on NY. The Marlins have overachieved this season and put themselves in position to potentially clinch a playoff spot, while visiting here in NY. It would a good story, considering that manager Mattingly was an MVP for the Yankees but never made it to the postseason. Unfortunately, for Mattingly and co, they're overmatched this evening. Off b2b losses, the Yankees are going to be hungry to get back on track - they're certainly not about to hand anything to Mattingly. Admittedly, Alcantara has pitched well of late. However, Happ has been even better. He's got a dominant 1.40 ERA and 0.776 WHIP his past three starts, averaging better than six innings per start. Last time out, Happ tossed eight shutout innings, striking out nine. He allowed only four hits and didn't walk a batter. Note that Miami is just 6-12 against southpaws. As for the price tag, keep in mind that the Yanks are a perfect 8-0 as a home favorite in the -175 to -250 range. With Happ on a roll, expect them to bounce back with a win to start this series. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Sep 25, 2020
Middle Tennessee State vs UTSA
Middle Tennessee State
+7 -110 at Bovada
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm taking the points with MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE. After back-to-back ugly losses to start the season, the Blue Raiders are going to be hungry to show everyone that they're better than those results indicate. Yes, they've struggled but this is a team they match up well against and they're coming in expecting to win. The Roadrunners are off to an impressive 2-0 start. However, keep in mind that one of those wins came by three points in double-OT and that the other came against lowly ranked Stephen F. Austin. After failing to cover in that game against Stephen Austin, the Roadrunners are just 4-9 ATS in home games the past couple of seasons, 1-3 ATS as favorites. Expect them to have their hands full once again. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Sep 25, 2020
Heat vs Celtics
UNDER 214 -110 Lost
$110.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Miami/Boston UNDER the total. With games in this series continuing to go over the total, we're now working with the highest O/U number that we've seen yet. I feel that it'll prove to be too high. Yes, Tyler Herro seemingly hit everything last game and yes, there are some other very capable offensive players. However, make no mistake, these are also still very stingy teams. Prior to this series, the Heat had allowed 104 or fewer points in four of their previous six games. This, despite playing Milwaukee in their previous series. Meanwhile, Boston had 104 or less in five of six, prior to this series, and 106 or less in seven of eight, prior to this series. The Celtics have still seen the UNDER go 9-5-1 in the playoffs; I expect those stats to improve Friday night. 

PICKS IN PROGRESS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 26, 2020
Marlins vs Yankees
Yankees
-185 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on NY. Off yesterday's loss, their third straight, expect the Yankees to be all business this afternoon. Three of Garcia's five starts, including his lone home start, have been of the quality variety. He went seven innings in that one and has a 3.86 ERA and 1.143 WHIP to show for it. That's more than Rogers has done all season. Only one of his six starts, none of his past three, have been quality - and he went six innings in that one. Since that lone quality start, Rogers has really struggled. Over his past three starts, he's got a horrible 12.60 ERA and 2.40 WHIP. Needless to say, the Yanks are licking their chops. Yesterday's loss notwithstanding, the Yankees have fared well as home favorites in this range. I say they bounce back. Big. 

Matchup Selection W/L
Soccer  |  Sep 26, 2020
Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester United
-135 at Mirage
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on MAN. U. Clearly, Manchester United has an edge in talent. Looking for their first points of the season and off a disappointing result, I also expect them to be extremely motivated. As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer noted: "They’re getting better and fitter and sharper We will get better and better, and fitter and fitter. But we can’t wait and say ‘well, we’ll get fit in 3 weeks’ time’. We need to get going straight away." The Seagulls won 3-0 at Newcastle United on Sunday, an impressive win for them. However, they haven't recorded back-to-back league wins since November 2019. Also, the victory was costly as they will now be without midfielder Yves Bissouma. He's serving the second part of a three-match suspension after being sent off in the Newcastle game. Remember, there was a lot of optimism surrounding this United team, after they went on a 14-game undefeated streak to close last season. Don't write the Red Devils off due to one sub-par performance. They'll bounce back here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Sep 26, 2020
Georgia Tech vs Syracuse
OVER 52½ -105
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on G-Tech/Syracuse OVER the total. The Yellow Jackets gave up 49 points themselves last week, that game hitting the 70 mark. Syracuse, obviously, isn't UCF. However, I still think that this number will prove to be too low. The reality is that these are probably the two worst tams in the conference. Or, at least, two of the worst. When facing stiffer competition, they're both likely to have trouble scoring at times. However, a game against a fellow "lightweight" provides an opportunity for both offenses to get healthy. These teams have only played twice since 2004. In both cases, G-Tech scored more than 50 points. I say they combine for more than 50 on Saturday afternoon, the final combined score finishing above the relatively low number. 

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.