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There are many reasons why Ben Burns is always among the most popular handicappers on the Internet. The biggest of them is that he's genuinely a proven long-term winner. Consistency counts. As always, TIME TO WIN!

Ben Burns ABSOLUTELY KILLED IT last weekend, particularly Saturday. Nothing new about that, as recent Saturdays have all been MONEY. More of the same this week and it all starts right here, an ABSOLUTE BEHEMOTH on the pitch. Don't even consider sleeping in!

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Don't have a Ben Burns' membership? Here's the next best thing! His entire Saturday card (all four sports) bundled together in a single 100% GUARANTEED report. Burns was 8-2 with his football/baseball last Saturday and he's 9-2 with his football/baseball the past two days. You're going to need to hurry. First game (Soccer GOM) is about to begin!

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Do NOT wait on this week's BREAKFAST CLUB. Burns was a SICK 8-2 with last Saturday's football/basketball, as he's CLEANED UP every Saturday this college season. He's expecting another ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE HAUL and it all starts right here. Kickoff @ 12 ET. Hurry!

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Don't look now but Ben Burns is HEATING UP BIG at the ballpark. Off a fantastic 5-1 Friday, he's now a SUPER 9-2 the past two days, a PERFECT 3-0 with football and a SWEET 6-2 at the ballpark. (It could have easily been 8-0!) He CRUSHED IT last Saturday (8-2 with football/baseball) and he does it again today. The action starts BRIGHT AND EARLY!

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Ben Burns hasn't lost a CFL play in nearly two months and he's a PERFECT 3-0/100% in September. Here's his #1 TOTAL OF THE WEEK!

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Two Saturdays ago, Ben Burns SMASHED THE BOOKS with USC over Stanford, his Pac-12 GAME OF THE YEAR. Last Saturday, Ben delivered with his #1 GAME OF THE MONTH, as Western Michigan simply DISMANTLED Georgia St. This Saturday, Burns is ABSOLUTELY UNLOADING on his VERY BIGGEST PLAY from Big-12 action. If you only make one play on Saturday, THIS IS IT!

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Off Friday's LAUGHER on FIU/LA Tech Over, Burns' CFB totals are a scorching 28-17 (62.2%) since the start of 2018. In additon to going 9-2 the past two days, Ben is already a PERFECT 3-0 with this week's football.  Speaking of "PERFECT," this BIG TV BLOCKBUSTER is supported by a situation which has produced a PERFECT 5-0 RECORD the past two years!

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Ben Burns was a PERFECT 3-0 with his Thurs/Friday football and he's been M-O-N-E-Y every single Saturday this season. Join him for his #1 GAME OF THE WEEK. You'll be glad you did!

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Burns WON HUGE last weekend incl a NEVER-IN-DOUBT WINNER with his NFL "TOTAL OF THE MONTH." The previous day, he delivered one of the EASIEST WINNERS OF THE ENTIRE YEAR, a 47-pt BLOWOUT with his NCAA GAME OF THE MONTH. Good news. The pro version kicks Sunday @ 1:00 ET. Don't wait. Hit it now and hit it hard. Seriously. It'll be ANOTHER DESTRUCTION!

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There's no better way to start your Sunday than with Ben Burns' latest "BREAKFAST CLUB" offering. These tickets have been getting the day started on the right foot for two decades now. This week's version is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. As per usual, kickoff @ 1:00 ET. Do the right thing & take advantage of this outstanding opportunity right this instant!

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Ben Burns is 10-6 overall on the weekend, 8-3 with his 9* and 10* rated releases. If you enjoyed his #1 TOTAL OF THE MONTH, Balt/Zona Under, you're going to LOVE his latest "BLUE CHIP." It comes complete with his very HIGHEST RATING & its an ABSOLUTE BLOCKBUSTER. Don’t miss out!

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE. Don't believe? Grab a 3-DAY PASS and see for yourself!

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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 20, 2019
Mets vs Reds
UNDER 8 -112 Lost
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on NY/Cincy UNDER the total. Needless to say, this should be a very well-pitched affair. The Mets send de Grom to the mound and he's got a 2.14 ERA his past three starts and a 2.53 ERA in 14 road starts overall. In five career starts vs. the Reds, de Grom has allowed a total of six earned runs, 0 in either of the last two. He went at least six innings in each too, a perfect 5-for-5 in terms of quality starts. In his past two against the Reds, de Grom has recorded 16 K's through 13 scorelss innings, walking just three and permitting only seven hits. Meanwhile, Castillo has faced the Mets twice and he allowed just two earned runs each time. Castillo has a 2.93 ERA here at home to go along with a 0.968 WHIP. The UNDER is 11-6-1 in his home starts, 19-9-2 overall. The Reds have scored four runs or less in six straight games and 10 of their last 11. Expect runs to be at a premium once again. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 20, 2019
Mets vs Reds
-168 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on NY. The Mets still have life, somehow. They need this one though. I expect them to get it. The Mets send de Grom to the mound and he's got a 2.14 ERA his past three starts and a 2.53 ERA in 14 road starts overall. In five career starts vs. the Reds, de Grom has allowed a total of six earned runs, 0 in either of the last two. He went at least six innings in each too, a perfect 5-for-5 in terms of quality starts. In his past two against the Reds, de Grom has recorded 16 K's through 13 scorelss innings, walking just three and permitting only seven hits. He'll face a Reds team which has scored four runs or less in six straight games and 10 of their last 11. While de Grom was dominant (7 shutout innings) last time out, Castillo lasted only five innings. Mets get it done.  

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Sep 20, 2019
Florida International vs Louisiana Tech
OVER 51½ -107 Won
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on FIU/LA Tech OVER the total. When these teams met in 2016, the O/U line was 64.5. The teams combined for 68. Needless to say, we've got all new players tonight; the O/U line is significantly lower. Once again, however, I expect it to prove to be too low. The FIU offense gained some confidence last week, rushing for over 300 yards and scoring 30 points. The defense gave up 42, at Tulane, in its lone road game. Likewise, the LA Tech offense gained some confidence in putting up 35 last week, throwing for more than 300 yards. Likewise, the defense has also had a game where it allowed more than 40. Look for both teams to have success moving the ball in this one, the OVER improving to 8-4 in FIU's last 12 on the road. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 20, 2019
Rangers vs A's
-155 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on OAKLAND. These same two starters just opposed each other, at Texas. While neither was sharp, the A's finished on top. Playing at Oakland, I expect Fiers and the A's to have the advantage once again. This is Fiers' final home start of the regular season. He's been dynamite here, going 8-1 with a stellar 2.76 ERA in 15 starts at The Coliseum. The A's are 61-21 (+24.1) the past 2+ seasons, as favorites of -150 or greater. Expect them to improve on those stats Friday evening. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 20, 2019
Phillies vs Indians
-188 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on CLEVELAND. I successfully played against the Phillies yesterday and I'm going back against them here. Smyly, who has seen his teams go 1-4 in five starts vs. Clev, allowed four runs in four innings last time out. He's got an ugly 6.22 ERA on the season. Bieber, meanwhile, is 14-7 with a 3.26 ERA on the season. While the price on the Indians may seem a little steep, note that Cleveland has been excellent as home favorites in this range. They've been excellent against southpaws and I expect them to get it done again here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 20, 2019
Red Sox vs Rays
-178 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on TAMPA BAY. While I won with the Sox yesterday, I'm coming right back against them here. Morton goes for the Rays, a game they know they need to win. On the season, Morton has a stellar 2.74 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 15 starts at Tropicana Field, good for a 7-3 record. On the other hand, Porcello has an ugly 5.81 ERA on the road, opposing batters hitting .314. Even though he was a bit better last time out, Porcello still has an ugly 9.69 ERA his last three starts. His team is 0-2 his last two starts against the Rays and 1-4 his past five. Meanwhile, Morton's teams are 3-0 his last three against Boston. Rays roll. 


Age: 45


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 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.