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Off a couple of admittedly poor days, Burns is "seeing red" Wednesday. Expect things to return to "normal" starting immediately. Four plays ready for Wednesday, including 10* CBB "BEST BET" and 3-game NHL report.

Ben’s latest CBB PERSONAL FAVORITE selection goes on Wednesday night and it’s poised to WIN BIG - you know what to do!

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Ben’s latest NHL 3-game SMASH PASS goes on Thursday night and it contains a top rated big ticket 10* selection! Burns BREAKS OUT THE BROOMS and sweeps the board with these three beauties on the ice! You know what to do!

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The second half of the NBA season resumes on Thursday and Burns is ready to go! Hop on board his latest VIOLATOR - you’ll be glad you did!

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Ben’s latest NBA PERSONAL FAVORITE on Thursday night has earned his VERY STRONGEST 10* rating! Open the second half with a BLOWOUT VICTORY with Burns!

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Ben’s latest CBB VIOLATOR selection on Thursday night has earned his very strongest 10* rating - you know what to do!

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Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 20, 2019
Islanders vs Flames
-145 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

I’m playing on (8*) the Calgary Flames. Both teams have been a “surprise” this year. The Islanders more so as they hit the West Coast as No. 1 in the Metropolitan. The Isles are off a 5-2 win in Edmonton, but I believe they’ll have their hands full here finally vs. the red hot Flames, who most recently routed Arizona at home 5-2 on Monday. With much more “winnable” games on the horizon (Vancouver), I believe the visitors come out flat here. It’s interesting to note as well that the Isles are already just 1-4 (-3.1 units) this season when playing with three or more days of rest. The Flames on the other hand are 15-7 (+8.8 units) in their last 22 vs. clubs with winning records. Lay the price, Calgary rolls.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 20, 2019
Blackhawks vs Red Wings
Red Wings
-112 at BMaker
Play Type: Premium

I’m playing on (8*) the Red Wings. Chicago started the season horribly, but the Blackhawks come in having won nine of their last 11. The Wings are the much “hungrier” side here though and I believe that’s going to make the difference in this one (Detroit has lost five of its last seven.) However, despite its recent “up-tick” in play, Chicago averages 3.2 goals and concedes 3.6 overall this season. The Wings average 2.8 goals and they allow 3.2. Chicago though is just 1-3 (-2.3 units) in its last four after playing three straight home games. I like the “hungrier” home side to end Chicago’s recent run of success as I look for it come out flat to open this road trip. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Feb 20, 2019
Massachusetts vs George Washington
George Washington
+2 -110 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

I’m playing on George Washington (10* BEST BET). Neither side instills much confidence. UMass is 9-16 and George Washington is 7-18. Both teams come in on horrible losing streaks. The Colonials have lost four straight, most recently to Duquesne, while the Minutemen are 2-11 in their last 13, suffering a heartbreaking OT loss to George Mason in their latest action. This has been a terrible matchup for UMass whenever its come to town though and I believe that trend carries over here. George Washington has won five straight in this series and it’s 22-9 all time at home vs. the Minutemen. UMass has lost eight straighten the road, averaging 62.8 points and conceding 70.6 in those contests. The Minutemen are also just 1-4 ATS in their last I’ve vs. teams with losing records. Add it all up, and I expect George Washington to find a way to get the job done. Play on the home side.


Age: 42


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.