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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 26, 2021
Knicks vs Jazz
UNDER 213½ -110 Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on NY/Utah UNDER the total. This O/U line has climbed a bit from its opening number. I believe thats providing us with excellent value. Yes, the Jazz have been involved in some high-scoring games of late. Those three consec. 'overs' came against the Pelicans (twice) and Warriors though. I expect a game against the Knicks to have a much different result. Keep in mind that before the recent 'overs,' the Jazz had seen four straight games finish below the total. They held three of those opponents to 92 points or less. The Knicks come in averaging just 101.9 ppg. Thats the lowest mark in the entire league. (The Cavs are next at 104.5.) Not surprisingly, 12 of their 18 games have fallen below the total. I expect them to have trouble-scoring here, the UNDER improving to 4-0 when the Jazz played with two day's rest in between games. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 26, 2021
SIU-Edwardsville vs Eastern Illinois
Eastern Illinois
-6½ -108 at pinnacle
Lost
$108.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on EASTERN ILLINOIS. The last meeting between these teams saw Eastern Illinois win by a score of 70-52. I'm expecting another double-digit win for the Panthers this evening. While they may be improved from last year, the Cougars are still short on talent. It certainly doesn't help the Cougars that they had a string of nine consecutive games postponed. They're finally back on the court but haven't had a chance to properly gel. Last time out, they got destroyed 114-62. This one's a makeup game and marks the start of six games in 12 days for the Panthers. That's a tough stretch and they know they need to take advantage of this winnable game, to snap their current skid, while they have the opportunity. Expect the Panthers to do exactly that, picking up the cover along the way. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 26, 2021
Oklahoma vs Texas
Texas
-4 -112 at linepros
Lost
$112.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on TEXAS. The Sooners' recent hot streak has kept this line lower than it easily could have been. I feel thats providing excellent value with the Longhorns. Keep in mind that Oklahoma's wins have been coming at home. The Sooners' last three road games have ALL resulted in loses. They dropped those games at Xavier, Baylor and Kansas by an average of 14 points, two of the three losses coming by double-digits. While some may be concerned about the Longhorns' extended layoff, another potential factor helping to keep the line down, lets not forget the game against Kansas. That was a 1/2 game and the Longhorns hadn't played since 12/20. Rust? Not exactly. They crushed Kansas by a score of  84-59. While these teams have played some close ones, I see the Longhorns pulling away and covering the small number. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Jan 26, 2021
Sharks vs Avalanche
Avalanche
-212 at pinnacle
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on COLORADO. Wrong place, wrong time for the Sharks. If the Avs aren't the best team in the league, they're certainly right there in the top five. The same cannot be said of the Sharks. Off a 3-1 loss, the Avs are going to be angry. You may recall that we backed them earlier in the season when they were off a 4-1 loss. They responded by winning their next game by a score of 8-0. Including that blowout, they're a perfect 6-0 the past six times that they were off a game where they scored two goals or less, in their previous game. (The Sharks are 1-4 their last five when faciing an opponent that scored two or less.) The Sharks won last game but have yet to win two in a row. They're 0-2 off a win. The home team has dominated this series, going 37-14 the last 51 meetings. Colorado improves on those stats Tuesday. 

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.