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WHITE HOT Ben Burns enters Sunday's action with a 28-13 RECORD the L10 days, a 21-7 mark with top-rated bets. He's an AWESOME 131-78 since April 1st!
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WHITE HOT Ben Burns enters Sunday with a 28-13 RECORD the L10 days, a 21-7 mark with top-rated bets. He's 131-78 since April 1st. That includes a SICK 48-24 RECORD with O/U plays. NBA has been ON FIRE throughout the playoffs & Ben's firing with an ABSOLUTE BLOCKBUSTER here. HURRY. This may be the best opportunity remaining in the entire postseason!

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Off yet another winner, Ben Burns is an INCREDIBLE 12-1 his last 13 top-rated MLB plays. He's putting that REMARKABLE 92.3% RECORD on the line right here. You in?

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Its NEVER too early to start thinking about football. For Ben Burns, he NEVER stops thinking about it! Here, he's identified an EARLY Week 1 game where the best time to play is right now. Opportunity is knocking and you've got a chance to take advantage. Don't wait!

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Enjoying yet ANOTHER WINNING YEAR, Ben Burns is closing it off with the "DECEMBER OF A LIFETIME!" After absolutely DOMINATING November, Ben has done the impossible & taken his game to an even higher level this month! 

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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 18, 2019
Twins vs Mariners
Mariners
+1½ -130 at sportsbook
Lost
$130.0
Play Type: Free

While I like the Mariners' chances of winning this one 'outright,' I like them even better when getting an extra +1.5 runs. Leblanc faced the Twins twice last season. He was great in both outings, his team winning each by one run. Leblanc allowed just two runs through 12 combined innings, on only seven total hits. On the other hand, Barrios lost both his 2018 starts vs. Seattle. He also went 12 combined innings. However, he gave up seven runs. Note, too, that Barrios got rocked last time out, giving up 12 hits (2 HRs) while also walking three. The Twins are just 9-16 (-7.6) vs. the money-line, the past 25 times that they were off four or more consecutive wins. Consider Seattle on the run-line. (+1.5 runs.)

$89,000 IN HOOPS ~ $75,000 IN MLB ~ 19-6 L25 TOP PLAYS!

WHITE HOT Ben Burns won yet again Friday. The 3-1 card gives him a 26-11 RECORD over the L9 days, a 19-6 mark with top-rated bets. He's an AWESOME 129-76 since April 1st! While his short-term stats are AMAZING, insiders know that it's Ben's long-term success with top-rated plays which really separates him from the crowd. Top-rated hoops have produced $89K IN PROFITS! Top-rated MLB has generated $75K IN PROFITS. HUGE weekend gets started EARLY. Make sure you're on board!

*Not included in the above stats is a 12-3 RECORD with this month's free plays!

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 18, 2019
A's vs Tigers
Tigers
+1½ -152 at betonline
Lost
$152.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing DETROIT on the run-line (+1.5 runs) I like and expect the Tigers to win this one outright. However, in what could be a close game, I'm happy to grab the extra +1.5 runs. Boyd has a stellar 2.49 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in four daytime starts this season. Opposing batters are hitting a mere .187 against him in those games. Mengden, on the other hand, has only made one 2019 start and he's got a poor 6.75 ERA to show from it. Note that Mengden's lone career start vs. the Tigers resulted in a 1-run win. Overall, the A's are 7-10 in day games while the Tigers are 13-9 (+7.3). Expect AT LEAST a 'run-line cover' for the Tigers in this one.

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  May 18, 2019
Warriors vs Blazers
Blazers
-2 -113 at betonline
Lost
$113.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on PORTLAND. The Warriors have treated me well since Durant went down. I won with them in their Game 6 close-out victory at Houston. (I also won with them in Game 1 of this series. Last game, I won with the total and didn't play the side.) Tonight, however, I expect Durant's absence to finally catch up with them. The Blazers have been a very resilient team these entire playoffs and they're not going to go down without a fight. With the Game 2 cover, the Blazers are 3-0 ATS when trailing in these playoffs. They're also 33-23 ATS (45-11 SU) when they were favored. Additionally, they're 5-1 SU/ATS off two or more consecutive road lossses. While the Warriors are a very solid 31-16 on the road, the Blazers are an even better 37-10 here at home. They beat the Warriors by 22 points the last meeting here. Expect them to play with desperation and for them to finish on top once again.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 18, 2019
Cubs vs Nationals
UNDER 8½ -111 Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Chicago/Washington UNDER the total. Yesterday's Scherzer/Hamels matchup wasn't quite the pitcher's duel which some might have imagined. However, I expect fans of good pitching to be in for a treat with today's Lester/Strasburgh showdown. Lester has a 0.00 ERA in two May starts and a 0.36 ERA since coming off the DL. During that span, he's got a 25/2 K/W ratio. Strasburg allowed two runs in six innings at LA in his last start. His last home start saw him allow one run through seven complete innings. His last three starts have all finished with six or fewer combined runs. Look for runs to be at a premium, the final combined scoring again staying below the total. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 18, 2019
Rockies vs Phillies
Phillies
-163 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on PHILADELPHIA. The Phillies are a dominant 31-12 (+10.4) the past 43 times that they were listed as home favorites of -150 or greater. With a significant advantage on the mound, they'll improve on those stats Saturday afternoon. These same two starters opposed each other on 4/20, at Colorado. Nola and the Phillies won 8-5. In fact, the Phillies are 3-0 all-time in Nola's starts against the Rockies. He's allowed three earned runs or less in all three starts, a total of just six in 19 1/3 innings. Over that span, Nola had 26 K's vs. two walks. Nola has a 3.07 ERA his last three starts, the Phillies winning all three. Remember, Nola was 10-2 with a 2.34 ERA here last season, too. On the other hand, Senzatela has a 7.04 ERA his last three. With Nola getting the better of Senzatela, expect the Phillies to improve to 10-4 in day games. 

PICKS IN PROGRESS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 19, 2019
Giants vs Diamondbacks
Diamondbacks
-157 at pinnacle
Lost
$157.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on ARIZONA. The Diamondbacks have been much better against left-handers and I expect them to have the edge in this afternoon's all-southpaw affair. I won with the Rays over the Pirates in Ray's last start. Here's an excerpt from that writeup: "...The Diamondbacks have absolutely dominanted the Pirates. They've beaten them in eight straight meetings, going 12-1 the past 13. With an edge in the starting pitching department, they'll continue that domination on Monday. With six strikeouts in this game, Ray will become the second fasted southpaw, in terms of games played, to reach 800 career strikeouts. Considering he recorded 11 of them last game, I like his chances. For the season, Ray has 55 K's in 43 innings to go along with a solid 3.30 ERA and 1.28 WHIP ..." Ray did indeed reach 800 strikeouts and he's now got an awesome 1.10 ERA his last three starts. Pomeranz, on the other hand, has an ugly 7.71 ERA his last three. Note that Pomeranz's teams are 1-4 for his career against the Dbax. He lost his last two starts against them by a combined score of 17-4. The Dbax are 9-7 vs. southpaws, 62-56 the past 2+ seasons. The Giants, on the other hand, are 5-9 vs. southpaws, 52-74 (-13.1) the past 2+ seasons. Arizona rolls. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 19, 2019
Dodgers vs Reds
OVER 9½ -120 Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on LA/Cincy OVER the total. I won with the 'under' when these teams faced each other Friday. The Dodgers won 6-0. Yesterday's game was also low-scoring; the Reds returned the favor with a 4-0 shutout of their own. On Sunday, I expect both teams' bats to finally show up. Ryu has been downright dominant at home. However, he's more hittable on the road and thats been the case his entire career. The Reds got eight hits, two of them leaving the yard, in five innings the last time that they faced Ryu. In fact, he's gone five innings or less in each of his last three starts against the Reds, giving up five home runs in 14 innings. Those three games produced 32 combined runs, an average of nearly 11 per game. Roark looked pretty hittable last time out, giving up eight hits (3 runs) in five innings. While his 3.50 ERA looks pretty good, Roark's 1.47 WHIP reveals that he's giving up a high number of baserunners. He had a 4.34 ERA and a 4.67 ERA the past two seasons and I suspect this season's number will climb after today's game. Expect this one to hit double-digits. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 19, 2019
Cubs vs Nationals
Cubs
-138 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on CHICAGO. I won with the 'under' in yesterday's game. On Sunday night, I expect the visitors to have a significant advantage. The Cubs defeated Scherzer on Friday but couldn't beat Strasburg yesterday. After facing those two long-time top pitchers, they'll be licking their chops at the opportunity to face Hellickson. Over his last five starts, Hellickson has a horrible 8.06 ERA. On the other hand, Hendricks has a superb 1.95 ERA over his past five starts. In three of those five, he didn't give up a single run. Over his last three starts, Hendrickson's ERA dips to 0.36, going along with a 0.52 WHIP. Those are dominant numbers. Hendricks' teams are 4-0 his last four starts against the Nats. Over the same span, Hellickson's teams are 0-2 against the Cubs. In fact, one of those was a h2h battle against Hendricks. The Cubs are 46-22 (+14) their last 56 as a road favorite in the -125 to -175 range. Expect them to improve on those stats here.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  May 19, 2019
Blues vs Sharks
Sharks
-127 at betonline
Lost
$127.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on SAN JOSE. The Blues scored in the opening minute of Game 3, en route to a 2-1 victory. Back on home ice, the series now tied 2-2, I fully expect the Sharks to respond with a victory. Not only are the Sharks 5-1 when tied in these playoffs, they're also 8-1 the last nine times that they scored one goal or less in their previous game. They've been battle-tested in these playoffs, with both Vegas and Colorado taking them to a seventh game. I believe that's going to serve them well in this pivotal game. The Blues are 27-22 on the road, 13-13 when playing a road game with an O/U line of 5.5. On the other hand, the Sharks are 32-19 at home, 9-2 when playing a home game with an O/U line of 5.5. The Sharks have taken three of four meetings here at SJ this season. Look for them to seize control of the series. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  May 19, 2019
Bucks vs Raptors
Raptors
-2½ -105 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on TORONTO. The Raptors embarrassed themselves in Game 2. Back home, I expect an extremely determined effort on Sunday. This is a battle-tested Toronto team. It wasn't long ago that the Raptors were off their huge Game 7 win against Philly. Then, they almost stole Game 1 of this series. One bad game doesn't make them a bad team. The Raptors have still won five of six (and eight of their last 10) here at home. The Raptors are also a perfect 4-0 SU when off a road loss of 20 or more points, 1-0 SU/ATS in these playoffs. They still believe that they can win this series. While that remains to be seen, I fully expect them to take Game 3, covering the small number along the way. 

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.