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Off a 5-2 Saturday, Ben Burns is 50-35 through the first two weeks of December, in all sports. That includes a 30-17(+$10.4K) RECORD with "top" plays. Looking to get your Sunday off to a FAST start? Join this renowned "Totals Guru" for a RARE 3-GAME O/U REPORT. All three kickoff at 1:00 ET, one of them having received Ben's HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING!

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Ben Burns was 5-2 on Saturday and he's now 50-35 through the first two weeks of December, in all sports. That includes a 30-17 (+$10,740) RECORD with top rated selections. Last Sunday, Burns nailed his NFC GAME OF THE WEEK on the Rams. This Sunday, he elevates to an EVEN BIGGER PLAY, his top NFC selection from December. You know what to do!

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Ben Burns was 5-2 Saturday, 2-0 in the NBA. Ben's top rated basketball plays, pro and college, are on a WHITE HOT 26-10. Nothing new about that. Thats part of a longer-term streak which has seen Ben's top-rated basketball produce an INCREDIBLE $107.36K IN DOCUMENTED EARNINGS. All records on the line today. Jump on board and RIDE THE PROFIT WAVE!

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Ben Burns was 2-0 at the rink yesterday, cashing with the Sabres on the "puck-line" and with the Ducks moneyline. Just one NHL play on Sunday but its a high percentage favorite thats simply going to GET IT DONE. This is an opportunity for EVERYONE to get in on Burns' winning Sunday card, as this may well prove to be the EASIEST WINNER OF THE DAY!

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Internationally renowned Totals Expert Ben Burns closed out the college regular season by nailing the 'under' in the SEC Title game, his December Total Of The Month. That was the headliner of a 7-2 "Championship Saturday" which saw Ben go a PERFECT 5-0 w/ top-rated bets. Now, he gives you his #1 BOWL TOTAL OF THE YEAR. Needless to say, Do NOT wait!

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Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 14, 2019
Gonzaga vs Arizona
-2 -108 at pinnacle
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I'm playing on ARIZONA. I won with the Wildcats in their last game, mentioning that this was a very talented team. (Full excerpt below, if interested.) Laying about 20, they won by 50. While this is, of course, a far tougher opponent, I expect the Cats to carry the positive momemtum forward into this game. These teams met, at Gonzaga, last November. Playing on their homecourt, the Bulldogs blew out the Wildcats. Needless to say, Arizona hasn't forgotten. Gonzaga, 2-3 ATS the past five times it was getting points, hasn't been an underdog yet this season. This will be its toughest game. The Bulldogs will be playing the second of b2b road games; they're 0-1 ATS in that situation this season and they're 8-12 ATS their last 20 when off a road win. Lay the short number with the talented and motivated home team. 

Writeup from Arizona's last game: The Mavericks are in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Though they haven't covered of late, this is a very talented Arizona team, arguably more so than in recent seasons. Here, the Wildcats are going to be in an angry mood, after having lost to Baylor. This team hadn't previously tasted defeat and will be looking to put the hurt on someone. the Mavericks figure to be the perfect opponent. Not only are they severely outmatched athletically and from a talent-perspective, but they're at the end their longest road stretch of the season. They've been putting on some serious travel miles and it figures to catch up and take a toll on them tonight. Look for the angry Wildcats to keep the pedal to the metal the entire way, blowing their road weary guests out of the building. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Dec 14, 2019
Thunder vs Nuggets
-6½ -105 at pinnacle
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I'm playing on DENVER. The Thunder have fared quite well as underdogs this season. However, they havent visited Denver yet. They lost at Sacramento by a point last time out and now they're playing the final leg of a road trip and final road game before Christmas. I believe that they're going to have trouble. The Nuggets returned home from a trip and promptly pounded Portland. They're 79-23 (SU) here the past 2+ seasons. During that stretch, they're also 27-15 SU and 26-15-1 ATS against divisional opponents, 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS this season. They dominated the Thunder last season and I expect another win and cover tonight. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Dec 14, 2019
Thunder vs Nuggets
OVER 205 -103 Won
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I'm playing on OKC/Denver OVER the total. The Nuggets have been a profitable 'under' team this season which has led to a very low O/U number. I believe that it'll prove to be too low. Last season's games had O/U lines of 217, 217, 238.5 and 218.5. The last three produced a minimum of 207 points, the last one here at Denver finishing with 233. Again, we're working with a much lower line tonight. This season, OKC games are averaging 214.9. Denver games have been lower-scoring but they're still averaging 207.8 and at home that number climbs to 209. Yes, the Thunder have played three straight 'unders.' However, thats also part of the reason we're working with such a low number and the OVER is already a perfect 3-0 this season when they've been in that situation. The last time they'd played three straight 'unders,' their next game finished with 266 points. Look for this one to also prove higher-scoring than many will be expecting, the final combined score finishing above the low total. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 14, 2019
Syracuse vs Georgetown
-3 -110 at 5Dimes
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I'm playing on GEORGETOWN. Its been a tough start at the betting window for the Hoyas, here at home. However, I expect a visit from their hated longtime rivals to bring out their best. Indeed, the bad blood between these teams goes back a long time. The Orange won by seven here two seasons ago and they won by one (as -9.5 point favorites) at Syracuse last season. This is a far less experienced Syracuse team though, providing the Hoyas with the perfect opportunity to break through with an important win and cover. The Orange, who hammered G-Tech last time out, are just 3-6 ATS the past 2+ seasons as road underdogs of six or less. During that span, they're also 0-3 SU/ATS when off a conference win of 20 or more points. The Hoyas, meanwhile, are 4-1 SU/ATS the past five times that they were off an upset win of 15 or more, as a road underdog and 2-0 SU/ATS off two or more consec. wins as a road underdog. Expect them to improve on those stats here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 14, 2019
Sabres vs Islanders
+1½ -160 at 5Dimes
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I'm playing BUFFALO on the puck-line. (+1.5 goals) With the Isles fairly heavy favorites on the money-line, we're able to get an extra +1.5 goals with the visitors for a relatively reasonable price. Relative to the extreme significance of an extra +1.5 goals. While the Isles have indeed been hot, the Sabres are also playing some of their best hockey of the season right now. They've won three straight and four of six. Both the losses came by a single goal. In fact, while they're only 5-4 their last nine overall, all four of those losses came by a single goal. In other words, is been nine games and three weeks since a team beat them by more than one. And that was at Tampa, when the Sabres were playing their second game in two days. This season's earlier meeting? A 1-0 Isles win. Expect AT LEAST a "puck-line cover" from the revenge-minded Sabres. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 14, 2019
Rangers vs Ducks
-139 at pinnacle
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I'm playing on ANAHEIM. This is an important game for the Ducks. They've been struggling and are off a loss. After this game, they go on a road trip, one of those games will be at MSG against these same Rangers. That makes taking care of business here, on home ice, critical. The Rangers are at the end of a road trip themselves and could already be thinking about getting home to get ready for the holidays. They're just 3-6 off a win by two or more goals. They're also a dismal 5-21 (-14.4) the past couple of seasons, when playing a road game with an O/U line of 5.5. Ducks roll. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Dec 14, 2019
Army vs Navy
OVER 40½ -109 Lost
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I'm playing Army/Navy OVER the total. This O/U number fell when it came out and we're now working with a nice low total. While I'm aware these teams have been involved in low-scoring games of late, I believe that it'll prove to be far too low. Navy scored 56 all by itself last time out. That was the second time in four game that the Midshipmen reached that number. They've scored 35 or more in six of their past seven (averaging 39.3 on the season) and could realistically score enough by themselves to send this one OVER the number. They won't need to though; the Knights have been scoring even more points than them lately. In its last three games, Army has scored 63, 47 and 31, while averaging 575 yards of offense in those games. Last time out, the Knights allowed 52 against Hawaii. All things considered, this number is too low. 


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.