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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 17, 2018
Oilers vs Coyotes
Oilers
-109 at 5Dimes
Lost
$109.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on EDMONTON (8* ANNIHILATOR). The Coyotes come in as the hotter team. They've won three straight. The Oilers have lost four in a row. That doesn't mean that its time to jump on Arizona though. Indeed, the Coyotes are 1-11 the past 12 times that they'd won three straight. Meanwhile, the Oilers are 22-14 (+7.9) the past 2+ seasons, after having lost three or more in a row. While the Coyotes are 2-13 (-10.9) against divisional opponents, the Oilers are 10-6. That includes a 2-0 mark against the Coyotes. The Oilers were laying -145 for last month's 4-2 victory here. We're getting them at a far better price this afternoon and I feel thats providing us with very fair value. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 17, 2018
Bruins vs Canucks
Canucks
+1½ -170 at 5Dimes
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing VANCOUVER on the puck-line (6*, +1.5 goals.) The Canucks desperately need a victory. I expect them to give it everything they've got to try and get one. That makes getting an extra +1.5 goals, at home, an attractive proposition. Note that Vancouver's last game here was a 1-goal loss. They're 2-1-1 their last four here, the lone loss by more than a goal (4-2) came against Tampa. Also, note that two of Boston's last four road games have resulted in 1-goal Bruin victories. Don't be surprised to see this one also "come down to the final whistle."

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 17, 2018
Kings vs Sabres
UNDER 5½ -140 Lost
$140.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on LA/Buffalo to finish UNDER the total (8* BREAKFAST CLUB). The Kings, who are playing the 5th leg of a 7-game road trip, check in off a 3-1 loss. The Sabres check in off a 3-2 loss. Note that the UNDER is now 25-11-7 the past 2+ seasons, when LA had played its previous three or more games on the road. During the same stretch, the UNDER is also 12-4-4 when the Kings had lost three or more consecutive games. The UNDER has long been profitable when the Kings played road games when the O/U line was 5.5. Expect that to continue to be the case this afternoon.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 17, 2018
Kings vs Sabres
Kings
-140 at pinnacle
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on LA (8* BREAKFAST CLUB). Off three straight road losses, the Kings are going to be hungry. If this game was at LA, the Kings would be laying a much greater price. They were -200 back in October and -220 last season. However, because the game is at Buffalo, we're getting the Kings at a far more reasonable price. Thats normal. But, in thise case, home ice doesn't mean much. Indeed, when a team needs a road win, a visit to Buffalo is a pretty good place to start. The Sabres are 8-19 in their own building. They get outscored by an average score of 3.3 to 2.3 here. The Kings, on the other hand, are still 16-15 on the road, where they outscore teams by a 2.8 to 2.6 margin. The Kings are 14-6 (+6.7) the last 20 times that they were off three or more consecutive losses. Expect them to improve on those stats here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Feb 17, 2018
Montana vs Idaho
Idaho
+1 +102 at 5Dimes
Won
$102
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on IDAHO (10* FALSE FAVORITE OF THE MONTH). This is a big game in the Big Sky Conference. I like the Vandals, who rallied for a 10-point win last time and who have now won five straight, to come out on top. There was no clear cut favorite in the Big Sky entering this season. Both these teams knew they'd be in the mix. Sure enough, they're #1 and #2. While Montana is already 20-6, note that ALL six of those losses came away from home. Last time out, the Grizzlies lost at Eastern Washington. That defeat snapped a 13-game winning streak and an undefeated record in conference play. While many will expect the Grizzlies to immediately bounce back, thats often easier said than done. Note that the Grizzlies were only 4-7 ATS off a conference loss, the past couple of seasons. Montana averages 73 ppg on the road while allowing 69.6. Idaho, on the other hand, averages 78.2 ppg at home, while allowing 66.8. Expect homecourt to ultimately prove the difference, the surging Vandals making it six straight. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Feb 17, 2018
West Virginia vs Kansas
Kansas
-3½ -105 at 5Dimes
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on KANSAS (8* MAIN EVENT). The Jayhawks won by five when these teams met at West Virginia. Playing at home, I expect them to win by AT LEAST that much again. While the Mountaineers outscore teams by a 76.5 to 74.4 margin on the road, the Jayhawks outscore teams by an 87.4 to 70.4 margin here at home. While its true that WVU is a physical team, the Jayhawks are much better at putting the ball in the bucket. Off a loss at Baylor, note that Kansas did bounce back last time out, an 83-77 win at Iowa State. Note that Kansas is 46-4 SU the past 50 times that it scored 80 or more points in its previous game, 10-1 SU its last 11 in that situation. With ESPN College Gameday in town, as well as the 2008 National Title team, there's going to plenty of extra emotion in the building. Expect the Jayhawks to benefit from the home crowd, improve on those stats, covering the small number along the way. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Feb 17, 2018
Alabama vs Kentucky
Kentucky
-4½ -107 at 5Dimes
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on KENTUCKY (8* ANNIHILATOR). Its been a tough stretch for the Wildcats, as they've lost four straight. However, this should be an excellent spot for them to bounce back with a much needed victory. Three of the Wildcats' recent four losses have come on the road. They're still very tough to beat on this floor. They've lost just twice here all season and those losses each came by only a bucket. The Tide check in off an 80-65 win over LSU. However, that came at home. They're below .500 on the road. Its also worth noting that Alabama is just 4-11 ATS its last 15 lined games, 1-5 ATS its last six, after scoring 80 or more points. The Cats are 4-1 ATS (5-0 SU) the last five times that they were listed as home favorites in the -3.5 to 6 range. They beat Alabama by 25 here last February and I'm expecting another win/cover this afternoon.

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Feb 17, 2018
Texas vs Oklahoma
Oklahoma
-6½ -105 at 5Dimes
Lost
$105.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on OKLAHOMA (8* BREAKFAST CLUB). Its been a tough stretch for the Sooners. However, this should be an excellent spot for them to bounce back with a much needed victory. The Sooners are, in fact, winless in February. The month began with a 5-point loss at Texas. Playing with 'revenge' from that loss and desperate to get back on track, we should be ensured of a highly motivated effort. The Longhorns have lost three straight themselves, failing to cover in all three. Since a win at Iowa State on New Year's Day, they've lost all five of their road games. On the season, they're averaging just 67.1 ppg on the road. Thats not going to cut it against an angry Oklahoma team which is averaging 95.5 ppg on its home floor. Look for the Sooners to put up another fairly big number this afternoon, ultimately pulling away for a double-digit win. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Feb 17, 2018
SMU vs UCF
UCF
-3 -105 at 5Dimes
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on UCF (8*). This is a different matchup from the one which occurred back in late December. In that one, a 56-51 victory for SMU, the Knights still had giant center Tacko Fall. He's since gotten injured. Meanwhille, the Mustangs still had Shake Martin and Jarrey Foster. Those two juniors, both also since injured, led the Mustangs with 14 points each in the previous win. While the loss of Fall was "huge," he was essentially a non-factor in the earlier meeting, while both Martin and Foster came up big. Their combined absence figures to hurt SMU more than Fall's absence will hurt UCF here. Note that the Knights allow just 58 ppg (39% fg) at home while the Mustangs allow 71.1 ppg (46.6% fg!) The Knights continue to thrive as favorites. They're 23-9 ATS (30-2 SU!) the past 2+ seasons, when laying points, 7-2 ATS their last nine. The Mustangs, on the other hand, are 4-6 ATS (2-8 SU) the last 10 times that they were listed as underdogs. Lay the small number with the revenge-minded home team.

PICKS IN PROGRESS
Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Feb 18, 2018
Stanford vs California
California
+6 -109 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on CAL (10* SHOCKER). While the Bears have admittedly had a tough season, I don't believe that Stanford deserves to be laying this many points on the road. The Bears beat Oregon State in their last game here. Nobody has beaten them by more than single-digits here since Arizona did so a month ago. The Cardinal are playing their third straight road game. They lost each of the first two, failing to cover in either. They're 0-4 on the road over the past month. With an O/U line in the low 140s, note that Stanford is 0-8 SU and 0-7-1 ATS its last eight, when playing a road game with an O/U line in the 140 to 144.5 range. The Bears, who already won by three at Stanford, have beaten the Cardinal by double-digits each of the past two meetings here at Cal. Expect them to give their guests all they can handle once again. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 18, 2018
Devils vs Hurricanes
Hurricanes
-161 at betonline
Lost
$161.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on CAROLINA (10* PERSONAL FAVORITE). This one sets up nicely for the home team. Off back-to-back losses, the first of which came at NJ against these same Devils, the Canes are going to be "hungry." They had yesterday off and come in fully recharged and ready to go. Off three straight victories, including an uspet of Tampa yesterday, the Devils may be a little complacent. Consider that they're just 6-11 (-6.1) the past 17 times that the were off three or more consecutive victories. With the Devils also at 0-3 the past three times that they played the second of back-to-back games, expect the revenge-minded Canes to come away with the two points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 18, 2018
Panthers vs Jets
Jets
-185 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on WINNIPEG (6* ANNIHILATOR). The Jets are tough to beat in this building. Friday's 6-1 victory brought them to 22-7 here on the season. While the Jets had yesterday off, the Panthers are off a victory at Calgary. Even with that victory, they're still 13-17 away from Florida. While the Panthers are winless on Sundays, the Jets are 6-1. The Jets have also gone 15-8 their last 23 against teams with a winning record. With the Jets attempting to avenge an earlier loss at Florida, expect Winnipeg's venue/scheduling advantage to prove the difference. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Feb 18, 2018
DePaul vs Seton Hall
Seton Hall
-10½ -106 at pinnacle
Lost
$106.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on SETON HALL (8* BREAKFAST CLUB). The Pirates are 4-2 ATS (6-0) SU the past six times that they were listed as -9.5 to -12 home favorites. I expect them to improve on those stats this afternoon. Off four straight losses and with back-to-back road games (followed by Villanova) on deck, a visit from Depaul is an opportunity which the Pirates absolutely cannot afford to squander. While the Pirates average over 80 ppg, the Blue Demons are just 11-24-2 ATS (6-31 SU) their last 37 against teams which average 77 or more points per game. Expect the Pirates to bounce back. Big. 

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.