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Off MONSTER 7-3 Thursday, one of Ben's BIGGEST picks of the ENTIRE season goes tonight, whatever you do, DO NOT miss out on this 10* College Hoops GAME OF THE YEAR, currently on a 12-3 (80%) TOP PLAY 10* CBB streak!
NBA 10* GAME OF THE WEEK! (48-29 HEATER!)

Ben Burns CLEANED UP on Thursday including a BLOWOUT WINNER on Portland in the pros. That was part of a PERFECT 3-0 SWEEP with his top rated releases and it extended an AWESOME 48-29/62.3% TOP PLAY HEATER. If you enjoyed that LAUGHER, you're going to LOVE Burns' NBA GAME OF THE WEEK. It goes Friday and its an ABSOLUTE BEAUTY. You know what to do!

*This package includes 1 NBA Spread pick

GAME OF YEAR (CBB) 2017 CBB G.O.Y! (80% ATS L3 WEEKS)

Since 3/2 Ben Burns has released 15 top-rated CBB plays. He's cashed 12, an 80% ATS RECORD over three weeks. In '17, Ben has already nailed his NFL GAME OF THE YEAR & his NFL PLAYOFF GAME OF THE YEAR, both winners coming in BLOWOUT FASHION. He's also already cashed his NHL GAME OF THE YEAR & his NBA GAME OF THE YEAR. Now, comes the college version!

*This package includes 1 NCAA-B Spread pick

ALL SPORTS SUBSCRIPTIONS
**11-1 HEATER** BURNS 3-DAY ALL SPORTS SUPER-PASS!

Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. Entering Sunday, March 5th, he's on a 30-10 HEATER with all sports, including an 11-1 RECORD in the NBA. His top-rated plays are 10-1 the L11. Basketball has produced $60K IN PROFITS in the past 12 months alone. Here's your chance to get ALL his picks for three days 100% GUARANTEED!

*This subscription includes 2 Picks (1 NBA, 1 NCAA-B)

Ben Burns' One Week All-Inclusive! **WHITE HOT CAPPER**

Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. Entering Sunday, March 5th, he's on a 30-10 HEATER with all sports, including an 11-1 RECORD in the NBA. His top-rated plays are 10-1 the L11. Here's your chance to get ALL his picks for an entire week. 100% GUARANTEED!

*This subscription includes 3 Picks (1 NBA, 1 NCAA-B & 1 NHL)

ONE MONTH OF ALL BEN BURNS PICKS! ~ WHITE HOT CAPPER!

Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. Entering Sunday, March 5th, he's on a 30-10 HEATER with all sports, including an 11-1 RECORD in the NBA. His top-rated plays are 10-1 the L11. Here's your chance to get ALL his picks for an entire month. 100% GUARANTEED!

*This subscription includes 3 Picks (1 NBA, 1 NCAA-B & 1 NHL)

YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Mar 23, 2017
Penguins vs Senators
Senators
+1½ -250 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing OTTAWA on the puck-line (+1.5 goals, 5*) With the Pens favored on the moneyline, we're able to get an extra +1.5 goals with the Sens at a "relatively" reasonable price. While I like their chances of winning "outright," given that four of the Sens' last five games have been decided by a single goal, that extra +1.5 goals could well come in handy. The home team has won both meetings so far. The Pens won at Pittsburgh but the Sens returned the favor with a win here at Ottawa. Some might be surprised to learn that the Sens' home record (19-19) is actually (slightly) better than the Pens' 18-19 road record. Look for the Sens to earn at least the "cover."

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Mar 23, 2017
Canucks vs Blues
UNDER 5½ -140 Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Vancouver and St. Louis to finish UNDER the total 10* BEST BET. The earlier meetings both had O/U lines of five. This one probably should too. The Canucks, who average only 2.3 goals per game, have seen the UNDER go 8-1 when playing a road game with an O/U line of 5.5. They figure to have trouble scoring against a stingy St Louis team. The Blues are allowing an average of only 1.2 goals, their past five games. None of those five opponents scored more than two goals. Three of the last four meetings in this series have fallen below the total. Going back further finds that 10 of the last 13 meetings between these teams have produced five or fewer combined goals. I'm expecting another low-scoring affair.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Mar 23, 2017
Hurricanes vs Canadiens
Canadiens
-186 at betonline
Lost
$186.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on MONTREAL 8* ANNIHILATOR. The home team has won both meetings so far this season. I expect home ice to again prove significant. Even off a win at Florida on Tuesday, the Canes are still a dismal 10-26 on the road. That includes a 2-14 mark when the O/U line was less than 5.5. The Canadiens, on the other hand, are 21-15 at home. Montreal outscores teams by a 2.9 to 2.1 margin here. Carolina gets outscored by a 3.2 to 2.5 mark on the road. The Habs are 4-0 as a host in this series the past couple of seasons. Expect them to continue that home ice series dominance here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Mar 23, 2017
Jets vs Kings
Kings
-156 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on LA 8* PERS FAV. The home team has won both meetings so far this season. The Jets won 3-2 at Winnipeg. The Kings returned the favor with a 3-2 win here at LA, in mid-January. LA was laying -205 for that game. Now, a couple months later, we're getting the Kings at a considerably lower price. I believe thats providing us with very fair value. While the Jets are 15-21 on the road, the Kings are 20-15 at home. LA outscores teams by a 2.8 to 2.5 average score here. Winnipeg gets outscored by a 3.2 to 2.8 margin on the road. With the Kings 11-2 their last 13 at home, when the O/U line was 5.5, look for home ice to again prove the difference. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Mar 23, 2017
Flyers vs Wild
Wild
-196 at betonline
Lost
$196.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on MINNESOTA 5* BM BEATDOWN. Off 5-straight losses, the Wild got back on track with a much needed victory last time out. The last thing they want to do is to follow it up with another loss. Rather, I expect them to build positive momentum from the win. The Flyers did win when these teams met at Philly. However, with this game at Minnesota, the revenge-minded Wild should have a signifcant advantage. While the Wild are 24-11 at home, the Flyers are 12-24 on the road. Minnesota outscores teams by an average score of 3.3 to 2.1 here. Philly gets outscored by a 3.4 to 2.3 margin on the road. In addition to beating them earlier this season, the Flyers also swept the Wild last year. Payback time on Thursday evening. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Mar 23, 2017
Coyotes vs Panthers
Panthers
-190 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on FLORIDA 5* ANNIHILATOR. The Panthers check in off b2b losses. After this game, they host Chicago. After that, they hit the road for four games. In other words, this is by far the most winnable game they're going to have. I expect them to take advantage. The Coyotes beat the Panthers at Arizona but they're a terrible 11-25 on the road, even off a rare road win. While the Coyotes are 20-33 (-6.7) the past 2+ seasons after scoring four or more goals, the Panthers are 39-30 (+9.7) after allowing four or more. They've dominated the Coyotes here in recent seasons and I expect them to bounce back with a win tonight. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Mar 23, 2017
Suns vs Nets
OVER 223 -110 Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I’m playing on Phoenix and Brooklyn to finish OVER the total 10* BLUE CHIP. The Suns have seen recent games finish below the total. However, that 'under' streak should come to an end this evening. Neither team is going to the playoffs. Facing a fellow non-conference team from the opposite conference, we shouldn't see much in terms of defensive intensity. Of course, neither plays much defense at the best of times. The Suns allow 112.5 ppg, 113.3 ppg on the road. The Nets allow 113.6 ppg. These teams combined for 226 points when they met at Phoenix. Now, they meet at Brooklyn where the OVER is 7-3-1 when the O/U line was listed at 210 or greater. The Suns have seen the OVER go 20-11 when facing teams which allow 106 or more ppg. Going back further finds the OVER at 35-18 when they were facing a team which allows 106 or more ppg. Meanwhile, the Nets have seen the OVER go 15-8 when facing a team that scores 106 or more ppg and 20-8 in all their non-conf games overall. Expect fireworks.

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Mar 23, 2017
Xavier vs Arizona
Arizona
-7½ -105 at Bovada
Lost
$105.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on ARIZONA 8* PERS FAV. I respect the Musketeers. They're playing well and with confidence. They've dealt with adversity and are not the same team which lost six in a row only a few weeks ago. That said, I feel that they're in over their heads here. Xavier's strength has been its defense. The Musketeers are mixing up their defenses, going from a 1-3-1 to a 2-3 zone. The Wildcats have the ability to push the pace, however, getting out in transition before Xavier can get its defense set. Over their past five games, the Cats are averaging 86 ppg while connecting on a whopping 53.5% of their field goals.

Even with its recent wins, Xavier is still only 6-11 SU/ATS its last 17 against teams with a winning record. While the Musketeers are only 5-9 ATS as underdogs, the Cats are 15-11-1 ATS (26-1 SU) as favorites. Arizona won by eight when it faced Xavier almost exactly two years ago, also in the Sweet 16. That game was tied at half but the Cats pulled away, Sean Miller's new team defeating his old one. Look for Miller's Wildats to again pull away, this time winning by a double-digit margin.

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Mar 23, 2017
Michigan vs Oregon
Oregon
+1½ -110 at Bovada
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

]I'm playing on OREGON 8* BEST BET. While I respect the Wolverines, I believe that the Ducks will prove to be the superior team. Both teams are well-coached. Both are strong in the backcourt. Both are playing very well. I expect the Ducks to have an edge in the frontcourt though and for that to prove significant. When the Wolverines faced another top-tier Pac-12 team (UCLA) back in December, they lost by 18 points. That was the only game all season in which they allowed the opposing team to reach triple-digits in scoring. You may recall that Oregon split with UCLA, both games were close. Speaking of close games, the Ducks were 6-3 this season in games decided by four or fewer points. I believe they're a little more balanced and I look for the Ducks to advance.

SERVICE BIO

Age: 42

Background

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 NSS.net. 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.