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Yesterday, this renowned "Big Game Expert" won his NHL Playoff GAME OF THE YEAR, a wire-to-wire winner with the Sharks. That was on the heels of winning his NBA Playoff Game Of The Year.

WHITE HOT Ben Burns enters Saturday's action with an INSANE 55-32 RECORD on the month. That includes a FANTASTIC 16-6 mark with his L22 NBA. Off Friday's winner with OKC, his top-rated hoops are on a long-term streak which has produced an AMAZING $85K IN PROFITS!

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Totals Expert Ben Burns goes BIG to start the day. As you know, his BREAKFAST CLUB selections have been M-O-N-E-Y all month long. Ditto for his NBA. Make sure you're on board for this one!

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Yesterday's losing day can't slow down Ben Burns. Still having an AWESOME APRIL, he bounces back HUGE today, his MLB GAME OF THE WEEK leading the charge!

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If you liked Ben Burns' NHL PLAYOFF GAME OF THE YEAR, a never-in-doubt winner with the Sharks, you're going to LOVE his NHL PLAYOFF TOTAL OF THE YEAR. Seriously, if you only make one play the rest of the entire NHL playoffs, you should strongly consider making it this one. Its that good!

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Ben Burns' puck-line plays are 44-26 the past couple of seasons, a profitable 11-6 the past couple of months. Here's his latest!

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WHITE HOT Ben Burns enters Saturday's action with an INSANE 55-32 RECORD on the month. That includes a FANTASTIC 16-6 mark with his L22 NBA. Off Friday's winner with OKC, his top-rated hoops are on a long-term streak which has produced an AMAZING $85K IN PROFITS!

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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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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! 

WHITE HOT ACROSS THE BOARD, he's 7-1 his L8, 52-22 his L74 overall and a SICK 27-9 his L36 top-rated plays. Going back finds top plays have produced an INSANE $107K IN PROFIT. *Be part of history!

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Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Apr 19, 2019
Avalanche vs Flames
-170 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on CALGARY. Clearly, anything can happen in the NHL playoffs. Just ask fans of the Tampa Bay Lightning. That said, I don't expect the #1 seed in the West to go quietly. Facing elimination, I expect them to come out desperate from the opening whistle and to play the type of hockey that led to a 27-16 record here. (The Avs are 18-25 on the road.) An overall record which was 17 points better than Colorado. The Flames could easily be tied in this series, despite getting very little production from their top line. Look for Gaudreau and co. to finally get going, the Flames rallying to force a Game 6. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 19, 2019
Braves vs Indians
-145 at YouWager
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on CLEVELAND. Kluber isn't getting much respect here. In addition to playing at home, his team is hot. The Braves are not. The Indians had yesterday off while the Braves are off an afternoon loss. Sure, Kluber is off a bad game. However, keep in mind that he allowed one run in his previous start, striking out eight and walking one. This guy is a career 97-57 pitcher with a 3.13 ERA and 1.08 WHIP.  He didn't just forget how to pitch. He was 11-3 with a 2.14 ERA and 0.87 WHIP here last season. The year before he was 10-2 here with a 1.81 ERA and 0.81 WHIP. The point that I'm trying to make is that one bad start doesn't define a great pitcher. Yet, thanks to that one bad start, we're getting the Indians at a far better price than normal. To his credit, Toussaint does have some good stuff and is off a strong relief outing. However, this is his first road start of the season and only his third ever. While the Braves have had some trouble on the road, the Indians have been excellent at home. I say that continues on Friday. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 19, 2019
Celtics vs Pacers
-3 -107 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on INDIANA. The Pacers played well in Game 2, the final score doesn't indicate how competitive a game it was. Back home, I expect an even better effort. While the Celtics were 21-20 on the road, the Pacers were 29-12 at home. They're 34-23-2 ATS the past couple of seasons, as home favorites of six or fewer points. Bojan Bogdanovic has been playing great. He was one of four Pacer players hit double-digits in Game 2. They found early success when they attacked quickly without allowing the Celtics to get their defense set. With the home crowd behind them, expect the Pacers to avoid another fourth quarter cold stretch, like the one that cost them Game 2. They'll find a way to win, covering the small number along the way. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 19, 2019
Blazers vs Thunder
-7 -110 at sportsbook
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on OKC. The Blazers took both games at Portland. Playing at home, desperate for a win, I expect the Thunder to respond with their best effort in Game 3. Note that they're 4-1 ATS their last five, when off b2b losses against a divisional opponent. While the Blazers are very tough to beat at home, they're mediocre on the road. They're also 1-3 ATS as road underdogs in the +6.5 +12 range. The Thunder are 27-14 at home. They won both regular season meetings here. Scores were 120-111 and 123-114. When Nurkic went down a few weeks ago, it was a big blow to the Blazers, as he'd been playing great. To their credit, the Blazers haven't missed a beat. Kanter has proven to be a key pickup. That said, I feel that the Nurkic loss will eventually catch up with them and I say that happens here. Expect Adams to get the better of Kanter, his former teammate, the rest of the Thunder digging deep and improving to 11-6 ATS when playing with two day's rest in between games. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 20, 2019
Reds vs Padres
+1½ -175 at sportsbook
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing SAN DIEGO on the run-line (+1.5 runs) The Reds won yesterday's game by a single run. While I like the Padres to win this one outright, another close one won't surprise. The Reds have now seen three of their last five decided by a single run. The Padres have seen four of their last eight decided by a single run. Castillo faced San Diego twice last season and lost both times. He gave up four home runs in less than 10 innings. On the other hand, Lauer faced the Reds twice last season and his team won both. He had a 1.00 ERA in those games, too. Lauer didn't walk a single batter last time out. Castillo, on the other hand, walked five. With the Reds at 7-17 (-10.4) the past 24 times that they were off a 1-run win, expect AT LEAST a 'run-line cover' for the home team this evening.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 20, 2019
Blue Jays vs A's
-139 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on OAKLAND. The Jays took yesterday's game but I expect the A's to have the advantage this afternoon. In his last start at Oakland, Shoemaker lost by a score of 21-3. He lasted less than three innings, giving up five earned runs. Fiers didn't get a decision in either of his last two starts against the Jays but his team won both. Last time he faced them, he tossed eight innings, allowing just a single earned run, on only three hits. He's gone six or more innings in five of his six starts vs. Toronto. Shoemaker, on other hand, has failed to go six innings in any of his last five vs. the A's. The A's are a dominant 76-51 (+27.6) in day games the past 2+ seasons. During that stretch, they've also thrived at home and as home favorites in this range. Expect them to finish on top. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 20, 2019
White Sox vs Tigers
OVER 9 -109
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Chicago/Detroit OVER the total. Expect the bats to come alive for this one. While its only two starts, Santana has a dreadful 10.38 ERA and 2.19 WHIP. Meanwhile, Norris hasn't made it more than three innings in any of his three starts. Last time out, he gave up six hits in three innings. All five of Santana's last five starts against Detroit have produced a minimum of eight combined runs. Those five games averaged 13 runs. The most recent had a final score of 15-8. Santana gave up seven runs in four innings, getting taken deep three times. Norris' lone start against Chicago since 2016 finished with 12 combined runs. Expect this one to also reach double-digits. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Apr 20, 2019
Stars vs Predators
-144 at betonline
Play Type: Top Premium

I’m playing on NASHVILLE. Off b2b losses, we're going to see a determined Nashville team on Saturday afternoon. While the Stars are 20-23 on the road, the Preds are 26-17 at home. The Stars are just 6-10 when playing with two day's rest in between games. They're also only 12-14 (-5.3) off a win by two or more goals. Meanwhile, Nashville is 13-6 (+3.1) off a loss by two or more. Going back further finds the Preds at 39-23 (+8.4) in that situation. During the same span, the Preds are also 32-19 after scoring one goal or less. Expect home ice to prove significant, the Preds bouncing back and regaining control of the series. 


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.