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The weekend is here and that's great news ... Burns is 37-11 the past six weekends and he's expecting another good one. Make sure you're on board.
SATURDAY 10* TOP GUN! >> 37-11 L6 WEEKS!

Friday's lone top rated release (Twins) was a no action due to the pitching change. That won't happen here. Burns is 37-11 the past six weekends ... 

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SATURDAY HIGH HEAT >> 37-11 RECORD

A 70-34 overall hot streak includes an AWESOME 37-11 RECORD the past six weekends. Let's make the final day of July another good one!

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FIGHT OF THE WEEK (UFC) > 37-11 L6 WEEKS!

The UFC has been an important part of Ben Burns' 37-11 RECORD the past six weekends. Lets close out the month with a KNOCKOUT WINNER! 

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Ben Burns won 10 IN A ROW to close last college football season, as he was 100% PERFECT with his 2021 selections. His first of 2021 is an ABSOLUTE BEHEMOTH and you do NOT want to wait!

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Burns closed out another superb season on a PERFECT 5-0 RUN and he enters the new campaign with a BLISTERING 255-149 ($43,838) long-term record.

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Matchup Selection W/L
Fighting  |  Jul 31, 2021
Philip Rowe vs. Orion Cosce
Orion Cosce
-148
  at  LINEPROS
in 23m

The line keeps falling. Down below -150 at some shops, as of this writing, I feel we're starting to see some value with the favorite. Keep in mind that (Orion) Cosce is undefeated and looking to keep it that way. Rowe, on the other hand, has dropped three straight. Rowe has a big frame (for this division) but he's proven to be vulnerable. Cosce doesn't quit. We saw that in his comeback win against Matt Dixon. Note that Dixon had been 9-0 prior to that fight. I like Cosce's chances of winning his UFC debut and remaining undefeated. Consider Cosce. 

Did you know that Ben Burns is a PERFECT 10-0 with his 2021 college football plays? Winner #11 is ready to go ... 

YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jul 30, 2021
A's vs Angels
Angels
+1½ -145 at SC Consensus
Lost
$145.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing LA on the run-line (+1.5 runs) While I like the Angels' chances of winning this one "outright," in my opinion, this one has a higher than normal likelihood of resulting in close game. That said, I'm happy to have an extra +1.5 runs to work with. Note that Bassitt's last start was a 1-run game and that Sandoval's last start was also a 1-run game. When these two opposed each other twice back in the spring, Oakland won both games. Sandoval is in much better form now than he was then though. Last time out, he struck out 13 batters while allowing a single run, through 8 2/3 innings. He's gone at least seven innings in three straight starts and he's allowed three or fewer earned runs in 11 of 12. (Four in the other.) Of those 12 games, he allowed two or fewer earned runs in eight of them. That makes it tough to win by more than a run. The Angels still have more home wins (29) than Oakland has road wins (28). Expect them to bounce back with AT LEAST the "run line cover." 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jul 30, 2021
Twins vs Cardinals
Twins
-114 at linepros
Lost
$114.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on MINNESOTA. Both these teams have arguably underachieved. The Twins have been out of the playoff race for some time. The Cardinals are still mathematically alive but reality is setting in. Barring a miracle, they won't be going to the playoffs either. That said, the Twins should have a significant edge on the mound for tonight's opener. Minnesota hasn't provided Berrios with much run support lately but he should get some this evening. Berrios has a dominant 0.75 WHIP his past three starts but an 0-2 record to show for it. LeBlanc, on the other hand, has a 1.917 WHIP his past three starts. That means that LeBlanc is allowing more than 2 1/2 times (2.556) as many baserunners as Berrios, over his past three outings. Needless to say, that's a big difference. Berrios is averaging 6 2/3 innings over those three starts, while LeBlanc is averaging four. It should also be noted that Berrios is 27 years old while LeBlanc is 36. These two opposed each other back in 2019 and it didn't go well for LeBlanc, who was pitching for Seattle at the time. In fact, LeBlanc gave up four HR's in 2 2/3 innings and the Twins won 18-4. In much better current form, expect Berrios to get the better of LeBlanc again tonight. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jul 30, 2021
Indians vs White Sox
White Sox
-195 at linepros
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on CHICAGO. While the price is obviously a little steep, this one's a mismatch. With a 10-3 record and a 1.91 ERA, Lynn has been getting it done all year. He's not slowing down either as he's 2-0 with a dominant 1.42 ERA his past three. On the other hand, Mejia is 0-3 with a 10.38 ERA his past three. He served up three HR's in his last start alone. That's the fourth straight game that he's been taken deep, at least once. Yesterday notwithstanding, the Sox have been tough when coming off a loss. While still not quite mathematically elminated from playoff contention, Cleveland essentially waved the white flag by trading Cesar Hernandez to the Sox yesterday. Chicago wins this one big. 

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.