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Burns is a PERFECT 3-0 to start the week with his college hoops. With yesterday's winner (Rutgers) he's now 20-10 this season. Top rated basketball plays are on a longterm heater which has produced $104K IN PROFIT.

Ben Burns got off to a 2-3 start to December, 0-1 at the rink. Not what he was looking for. Those days happen though. Just not very often. Check this out. Off a big November, Ben has shown profits in six of the past seven months. He was 83-52 (+$17,652) last December. While there wasn't hockey last year, Ben was 27-12 in December '19. P-A-Y-B-A-C-K

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NBA TV 10* MAIN EVENT > 50-28 RUN > 7:30

Ben Burns had to settle for a split on the hardwood yesterday. He was 1-1 with his NBA and 2-2 with all basketball. Those days happen. Just not very often. Check this out. Burns is now a FANTASTIC 50-28 his L78 NBA. He won yesterday's lone "top-rated" (10*) NBA bet and his top rated basketball plays are on a $104,000 PROFIT RUN. Next one @ 7:30 ET. Be there!

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Ben Burns just wrapped up ANOTHER WINNING MONTH. He's produced profits in six of the past seven months. He was 83-52 (+$17,652) last December and an 8-2/80% RECORD with his "top rated" NFL plays led the charge. Speaking of "80% NFL RECORDS," Ben is 8-2 his L10 (10*) NFL plays and 8-2 his L10 NFL "primetime" plays. All three 80% RECORDS on the line!

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*MAX BET* THURS. (10*) $104K HAMMER!

**BIG GAME ALERT** Ben Burns is 4-1 with this week's college basketball. On the season, he's 21-11. His "top rated" pro/college basketball plays are on a longterm heater which has generated $104K IN PROFIT, for dime players. His next one goes right here. This is an ABSOLUTE BEAUTY, a game which Ben has been waiting for. You do NOT want to miss it!

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Talk about consistent! Ben Burns just wrapped up a winning November. He's "produced profits in six of the past seven months." He was 83-52 last December and that included an AWESOME 37-17 (69%) COLLEGE HOOPS RECORD, good for $15K in earnings. As per usual, Ben is DOMINATING the college hardwood. He's 4-1 this week and 21-11 this season. LET'S GO!

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10* LUXURY BOX > PERFECT 8-0 IN 2021!

Ben Burns knows a thing or two about living the good life. His "LUXURY BOX" tickets represent exactly that. They don't come around all that often but when they do, sharp players KNOW to PAY ATTENTION. So far, in '21, Ben has released just eight (3 NFL, 3 CFB, 2 MLB) of these special plays. ALL 8 WERE WINNERS. Next one goes right here. You in?

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Talk about consistent! Ben Burns just wrapped up ANOTHER WINNING MONTH. He's produced profits in six of the past seven months. He was 83-52 (+$17,652) last December and an 8-2/80% RECORD with his "top rated" NFL plays led the charge. If you liked the Giants last week, or the Vikings the week before, you're going to LOVE this BEHEMOTH. Do NOT wait!

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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
NBA  |  Dec 01, 2021
Rockets vs Thunder
OVER 213½ -110 Won
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Houston/OKC OVER the total. Off three straight wins, the Rockets have found their scoring touch. They've averaged 122 points during the "streak." The Thunder had trouble scoring in Monday's game, at Houston. It wasn't a case of the Rockets playing extra stingy defense. It was just poor shooting. Back home, they'll shoot much better. The Rockets allow 113 ppg on the road, allowing host teams to connect on 46.5% of their field goals. Those are not good numbers, in today's NBA. While the Thunder do score more points at home, than they do on the road, they allow just as many here. In other words, their home games have been higher-scoring than their road games. Despite that being the case, we're working with a lower O/U number than we were on Monday. Look for it to prove to be too low. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Dec 01, 2021
Cavs vs Heat
-6 -110 at Caesars
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on MIAMI. The Cavs have been playing well. I expect a visit to Miami to bring them back down to earth though. It usually does. Indeed, the Cavs are an awful 1-12 ATS their last 13 visits here. That includes an 0-7 SU/ATS mark their last seven here. Every one of those seven games was a blowout. The closest Cleveland came was 14 points. The Heat just returned from a tough road trip and lost their first game back to Denver. Knowing that they hit the road again after this and also that they'll face these same Cavs, at Cleveland, in less than two weeks,  the Heat are going to be all business tonight.  They're 26-11 SU and 22-14-1 ATS the past couple of seasons, when off an upset loss. Look for them to bounce back and improve on those stats here.

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 01, 2021
Dartmouth vs Vermont
-11½ -110 at Caesars
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on VERMONT. Dartmouth is in the wrong place, at the wrong time. To their credit, the Big Green managed to shock Georgetown. However, they also lost by 16 to Boston University. This is still an inexperienced Dartmouth team. Off a cover last time out, note that the Big Green are 3-10 ATS their last 13, when off an ATS victory. Now, they'll face a talented and experienced Vermont team, one which is angry from having lost its last game. These teams met two seasons ago, at Dartmouth. Vermont won by nine. The talent gap between the teams is arguably bigger than it was for that game and now they play at Vermont. The Catamounts have bounced back from each of this season's previous two losses. They won the next game by an average of 21 points. Knowing they play at Providence next, the first of three straight road games, the Catamounts know that they need to take care of business this evening. They will. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 01, 2021
Cal-Riverside vs Oregon
-12 -110 at William Hill
Play Type: Free

Talk about consistent! Ben Burns just wrapped up ANOTHER WINNING MONTH. He's produced profits in six of the past seven months. He was 83-52 (+$17,652) last December and he's expecting ANOTHER HUGE HAUL. Dominating the college hardwood, as per usual, Ben takes a look at tonight's UC Riverside / Oregon matchup. 

I successfully backed the Ducks in their last game. At the time, I stated that they were going to want to "run their guests out of the building." (You can read an excerpt below.) That's pretty much what happened. The Ducks were laying -12.5 or 13 points and they won by 40. Oregon is laying a similar number tonight and another blowout won't surprise. While Oregon is off the big win, UC Riverside checks in off a 17-point loss. Including that result, the Highlanders are 2-7 ATS their last nine on the road. I don't think the Ducks are satisfied. They're still angry. With ASU and Stanford up next, they want to keep their momentum going. Consider laying the points. 

Oregon/MontanaThe Grizzlies are in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Off b2b losses, happy to be home from Maui, the Ducks are going to be looking to run their guests right out of the building. Those losses notwithstanding, this is a strong Oregon team.  Coach Altman demands more and is not at all happy. He commented: "How we have regressed in the last two weeks just shocks me." He's going to have his team ready to go. Last time on this floor, the Ducks crushed a respectable SMU team by a score of 86-63. Speaking of blowouts, these teams met here in 2019. Oregon was an 18.5 point favorite and won by 33. Including that beatdown, the Grizzlies are 8-14 ATS the past few seasons, as underdogs. They've only been underdogs once this season, as they were getting 11.5 points at Mississippi State. They lost by 37. Expect the Ducks, 4-1 ATS the past five times that they failed to cover their previous three games, to keep the pedal to the metal, en route to another blowout. 


Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 01, 2021
Golden Knights vs Ducks
Golden Knights
-150 at BetVegas
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on VEGAS. While the Ducks may be at home, the Knights have the schedule working in their favor. They're well-rested. Their last game was on 11/27 and their previous game was on 11/24. That's not the case for the Ducks. They're off a shootout win last night and will now be playing their third game in four days. The Ducks have only played b2b games once this season. That happened to be against these same Golden Knights, at Vegas. Schedule in its favor, Vegas won. The Knights have also fared well here, at Anaheim. In fact, they won the last three games here by a combined score of 14-3. They're 5-0 the past five meetings overall and 9-1 the past 10. Having lost the 11/27 game, the Knights are going to be hungry. They're a perfect 5-0 the past five times that they scored two goals or less in their previous game. Schedule in their favor, I expect them to improve on those stats and continue their dominance in this series. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 01, 2021
Virginia Tech vs Maryland
-1 -111 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on MARYLAND. While I respect the Hokies, they've lost two in a row and I believe that they're in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Of course, one could say that most of the time, when they face good teams on the road. They're 1-10 ATS their last 11 road games, when facing a team with a winning home record. With a 4-1 home record, the Terps certainly qualify. They're 31-8 here the past few seasons. Note that the Terps are 4-2 ATS the past couple of seasons, when listed as a home favorite (or pick'em) of three or fewer points. During that span, the Hokies were 0-2 ATS as road underdogs (or pick'em) of three or fewer points. Going back further finds them at a money-burning 9-16 ATS their last 25 in that situation. These teams haven't met for several years. However, the Terps dominated the most recent meetings, going 5-0 SU and 4-0-1 ATS. Look for the 1-point loss against Xavier to take a toll on the Hokies and for homecourt to prove the difference for the Terrapins.


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.