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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 26, 2017
Rays vs Orioles
Orioles
-140 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on BALTIMORE. While the Rays took yesterday's game, the O's are still 9-4 their last 13. I expect them to have the advantage in this evening's rubber game. Cobb has a 5.84 ERA and 1.541 WHIP in two road starts. The Rays lost those two games by a combined score of 15-6. On the other hand, Bundy has a brilliant 0.64 ERA (0.786 WHIP) in two home starts. The O's won those two games by a combined score of 5-1. While Cobb has already served up five home runs, Bundy has yet to allow a single one. Even with yesterday's result, the Rays are 2-7 on the road, the O's are 7-3 at home. All things considered, this price could easily be higher.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 26, 2017
Twins vs Rangers
Rangers
-147 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on TEXAS 8* ANNHILATOR. While the Twins have taken the first two meetings, I expect the Rangers to avoid the sweep. Both starters have been sharp thus far. However, Hamels was a little better last time out. He allowed just three hits and only one run, through eight complete innings. On the other hand, Santiago allowed seven hits and three runs, lasting 6 1/3 innings. In two starts at Texas last season, one of them almost exactly a year ago to the day, Santiago was 0-2 and he allowed 10 runs (9 earned) on 13 hits, in just eight combined innings. The Rangers put up a combined 19 runs in those games. Expect them to give Hamels enough support for the "W" here.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Apr 26, 2017
Oilers vs Ducks
Ducks
-128 at betonline
Lost
$128.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on ANAHEIM 8* ANNIHILATOR. By beating the Sharks, the young Oilers have already accomplished a lot. However, I expect them to have their hands full on the road this evening. While the Oilers are a respectable 24-20 on the road, the Ducks are a dominant 31-12 at home. The Ducks won 4-3 the last meeting with the Oilers here. While they've had a long gap in between games, the Ducks are 5-1 this season, when playing with three or more day's rest in between games. They're 14-7 (+3.8) in that situtation the past 2+ seasons. During that span, the Oilers are 7-9 when playing with three or more day's rest. Expect home ice to make the difference tonight.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Apr 26, 2017
Predators vs Blues
Blues
-117 at 5Dimes
Lost
$117.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on ST. LOUIS 8* CONF WINNER. The Blues aren't getting much respect here. At roughly a pick'em price, playing at home, I feel they're offering us very fair value. While the Preds won at Chicago, they're still 19-24 away from Nashville. On the other hand, the Blues are 24-18 at home. While the Blues last played on 4/22, the Preds last played on 4/20. That's a fairly long gap in between games for a team which doesn't typically perform particularly well, after a break. In fact, the Preds are only 1-6 on the season, when playing with three or more day's rest. The 4/13 win at Chicago was their first of the season, when playing with a gap of three or more day's in between games. Including a 4-1 win here on 4/2, the Blues are 6-2 the last eight as a host in the series. I like their chances of improving on those stats here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 26, 2017
Hawks vs Wizards
UNDER 212 -110 Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Atlanta/Washington to finish UNDER the total 10* BLUE CHIP. After both games at Atlanta topped the total, I expect a a tied series and return to Washington to lead to a lower-scoring affair. The Hawks have played lower-scoring games on the road this season. The Wizards, on the other hand, have played slightly lower-scoring games at home. Even with the results in Altanta, the Hawks have still seen the UNDER go 11-5 in first round playoff games, the past few seasons. (Going back further finds the UNDER at 50-26 their last 76 first round playoff games.) The Wizards held the Hawks to 40.5% shooting the last game here, a much lower number than we saw in Atlanta. That game stayed below the total. Expect the Wizards to improve on the defensive end and this one to do the same. 

PICKS IN PROGRESS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 27, 2017
Braves vs Mets
Mets
-161 at betonline
Lost
$161.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on NY 5* BIG JUICE BEATDOWN. While this price may initially seem steep, it could easily be higher. The Mets are 62-38 (+17) their last 100 "day" games. During that stretch, the Braves are 37-58 in day games. Syndergaard has a 1.73 ERA and 0.885 WHIP so far. He's recorded 30 K's without walking a single batter. He also has yet to allow a home run. He already tossed six shutout innings against the Braves. Dickey, on the other hand, has served up three long balls in his last two starts. While Dickey kept the ball in the ballpark in his lone road start, he also allowed nine hits, while walking four, in just 5 2/3 innings. That translates to a 2.293 WHIP. The Mets know that they'll face these same Braves again at Atlanta next week. They also know that they hit the road to take on the likes of Scherzer and Strasburg immediately after this. They desperately need to "stop the bleeding" before they go and I expect them do exactly that this afternoon. 

*Harvey is now going for Syndergaard and this IS still a play. The line is a little lower than it would have been otherwise (although I'm still comfortable going as high as -200) and I feel thats offering excellent value. Like Harvey, Syndergaard has a dominant WHIP at home. He already beat the Braves this season and I expect him to do so again here.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 27, 2017
#Braves vs #Mets
#Mets
-215 at BMaker
P
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on NY 5* BIG JUICE BEATDOWN. While this price may initially seem steep, it could easily be higher. The Mets are 62-38 (+17) their last 100 "day" games. During that stretch, the Braves are 37-58 in day games. Syndergaard has a 1.73 ERA and 0.885 WHIP so far. He's recorded 30 K's without walking a single batter. He also has yet to allow a home run. He already tossed six shutout innings against the Braves. Dickey, on the other hand, has served up three long balls in his last two starts. While Dickey kept the ball in the ballpark in his lone road start, he also allowed nine hits, while walking four, in just 5 2/3 innings. That translates to a 2.293 WHIP. The Mets know that they'll face these same Braves again at Atlanta next week. They also know that they hit the road to take on the likes of Scherzer and Strasburg immediately after this. They desperately need to "stop the bleeding" before they go and I expect them do exactly that this afternoon. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 27, 2017
Dodgers vs Giants
Giants
+1½ -135 at betonline
Lost
$135.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing SF on the run-line (+1.5 runs, 8* ANNIHILATOR) All three games of this series have been decided by a single run. The Giants won the opener by a 2-1 score. With Kershaw on the mound, the Dodgers responded with a 2-1 victory of their own the next night. Yesterday, the Giants won 4-3. This one could well be close once again, which makes getting an extra +1.5 runs for a reasonable price an attractive proposition. Urias last started last October, when he was rocked by the Cubs for four runs in four innings. He made one start against the Giants last season and it was decided by a single run. Moore won his last start against the Dodgers by a 7-1 score, allowing a mere three hits through eight complete innings. The Dodgers bullpen has a 5.20 ERA and 1.459 WHIP on the road; the Giants bullpen has a 0.94 ERA and 0.788 WHIP at home. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 27, 2017
Yankees vs Red Sox
Red Sox
-167 at betonline
Lost
$167.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on BOSTON 5* PERS FAV. The Yankees took yesterday's game but I expect the Sox to return the favor here. While he may only be 1-1, Sale has been everything the Sox hoped for. Through four starts, three of them Boston wins, he's got a superb 0.91 ERA and 0.708 WHIP. In two starts at Fenway, his ERA dips to a mere 0.64. We're still in April and he's already recorded 42 K's, progressively more each time he's taken the mound, 25 K's in his last two starts alone. On the other hand, the Yankees are 0-2 when Tanaka has started on the road. He's got an extremely ugly 11.73 ERA and 2.608 WHIP in those games. Expect Sale and Sox to come out on top. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 27, 2017
Spurs vs Grizzlies
UNDER 190 -105
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on SA/Memphis to finish UNDER the total 10* BLUE CHIP. While the last few games have finished above the total, I expect to see an improved defensive effort this evening. Note that the recent high-scoring results have helped provide us with a higher O/U line than we had for the last game here. The Spurs rarely keep playing high-scorng games without mixing in a lower-scoring one; the UNDER is 4-1 the last five times their previous three or more consecutive games finished above the total. Over the years, excluding pushes, the Spurs have also seen the UNDER go 88-71, a little better than 55%, when coming off a double-digit win. With a chance to close things out, I expect them to clamp down defensively tonight, the final combined score staying beneath the relatively generous total. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 27, 2017
Blue Jays vs Cardinals
Cardinals
-164 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on ST. LOUIS 8* BREAKFAST CLUB. Latos has made only one start and it wasn't a good one. He lasted just five innings and gave up four runs on six hits.  He only recorded one strike out while walking three. That translates to a 7.20 ERA and 1.80 WHIP. While that's admittedly a small sample size, the former National League starter also has an ugly 5.76 ERA in 13 starts vs. the Cards. He lost 6-1 the last time he faced them, getting taken deep twice in the process. While the Cards are familiar with Latos, Martinez will have the advantage of starting against the Jays for the first time. He's a lot better than his 0-3 record suggests and he's going to be hungry to get his first "W." He's got a 13/1 K/W ratio here at home and already has 31 K's in 22 2/3 innings overall. Expect Martinez to get the better of Latos this afternoon, the Cards grabbing Game 1. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 27, 2017
Raptors vs Bucks
Bucks
-1½ -105 at 5Dimes
Lost
$105.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on MILWAUKEE 10* PERS FAV. I won with the Raptors last game. Playing at home, the playoff-tested Raptors dominated from wire-to-wire. This is a Toronto team which rarely does things easily though. More often than not, it seems, the Raptors end up going to seven games. You may recall them winning in Game 5 of the playoffs last season against both the Pacers and the Heat, only to then go on to lose Game 6. (They'd ultimately lose Game 6 against the Cavs, too.) The last time they returned home, off a loss at Toronto, the Bucks responded with a 27-point victory. Don't count them out yet.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Apr 27, 2017
Penguins vs Capitals
Capitals
-135 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on WASHINGTON 10* PERS FAV. The fact that the Pens appeared to have an easier time in the first round has provided us with value on the Capitals. The Pens proved to have a big edge on Columbus while the Leafs gave the Caps all they could handle. That doesn't give the Pens any added advantage here though. Matchups are entirely different. If anything, those hard fought close OT wins figure to provide the Caps with an edge, in my opinion. They've had time off to recover and those were the type of victories that tend to build character and to serve a team well down the line. The Pens' extra long gap in between games - Washington last played on 4/23, Pitt last played on 4/20 - figures to favor the Caps, too. Washington is 34-10 at home. Pittsburgh is 21-23 on the road. Caps hold serve in Game 1. 

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.