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HUGE HOLIDAY MONDAY BEGINS BRIGHT AND EARLY! Monday is a holiday, north of the border, and Ben Burns is celebrating in style. He gets the day started with his latest "BREAKFAST CLUB" offering - don't DARE miss out!

Ben Burns' BIGGEST TOTAL from the League Championship Series goes right here. You know what to do!

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Internationally renowned "Totals Guru" Ben Burns elevates to his HIGHEST RATING on Monday night. If you enjoyed cashing yesterday's Saints/Jags TOTAL OF THE YEAR, a DOUBLE-DIGIT WINNER, you're going to want to be on board for this BLOCKBUSTER, too. Its the Lions facing the Packers, at Lambeau and its Ben's NFC TOTAL OF THE WEEK. Do the right thing!

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Ben Burns is a PERFECT 2-0 with his NHL "GAME OF THE WEEK" plays this season. Now, he UNLOADS on an even bigger selection, his #1 GAME OF THE MONTH. If you only make one hockey play this October, you should very seriously consider making it this one!

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Make plans to start Saturday with Ben Burns' latest "BREAKFAST CLUB" selection. These tickets continue to be GOLDEN. As per usual, kickoff @ 12 ET!

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Ben Burns is throwing a MAJOR HAYMAKER with this one. H-U-R-R-Y!

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Entering the NBA season, Ben Burns top-rated basketball plays are on a REMARKABLE RUN which has produced a RIDICULOUS $91.7K IN PROFIT. Burns isn't waiting to improve on that record as his this season's first top-rated release comes from the Pelicans/Raptors game on Opening Day. Ben isn't waiting and you shouldn't either. Hurry. Join him right now!

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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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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Oct 13, 2019
Yankees vs Astros
-153 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on HOUSTON. No need for the Astros to panic. They've been here before. They're still at home and they've got a future Hall-Of-Famer on the mound. Verlander, 21-6 with a 2.58 ERA on the season, dominated the Yankees in a pair of 2017 playoff starts. While Verlander is extremely battle-tested, Paxton has only made one postseason start; he's got a poor 5.79 ERA to show for it. When the Astros faced Paxton, here at Houston, back in April, they scored five runs against him. With Verlander on the mound, they shouldn't need that many this time. Expect them to dig deep and find a way to even up the series.

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 13, 2019
49ers vs Rams
-160 at Bovada
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing LA on the money-line. Needless to say, its been a great start for the 49ers. Better than great. Schedule and venue working against them, I expect them to finally taste defeat on Sunday afternoon though. Not only do the Rams have homefield advantage, they're also working with considerably more rest. LA played on Thursday of last week while SF played on Monday. I believe that'll prove significant. The Rams were 2-0 off a Thursday game last couple of seasons while SF was 0-2 off a Monday game. The Rams crushed the 49ers in both games (48-32 and 39-10) last season and they know they need this one more than their guests. They'll finish on top once again. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 13, 2019
Steelers vs Chargers
-6½ -109 at GTBets
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on LA. The Steelers have been good for so long that its hard for many to accept reality; this is currently a bad team. Indeed, the Steelers have been bad on both sides of the ball - and on special teams. Granted, the Chargers haven't been much better. They're working with a lot more though, while also playing at home - and I believe that their season can still be salvaged. Of course, with b2b road games on deck, that requires that the Chargers take care of business here. I expect them to do just that. The Chargers have failed to covers in three of their past four. They're a perfect 3-0 SU/ATS in that situation (after having failed to cover 3 of previous 4) the past couple of seasons though. During that span, they're also 4-0-1 ATS when playing a game with an O/U line in the 35.5 to 42 range. Expect the Chargers to take advantage of their banged-up and struggling guests, bouncing back with a much-needed, momentum-building double-digit win. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 13, 2019
Redskins vs Dolphins
OVER 41 -101 Lost
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Washington/Miami OVER the total. A pair of winless teams from opposite conferences have little reason to play cautiously. The Skins have allowed more than 30 points in four of their five games. The Dolphins have allowed 30 or more points in every game, an average of 40.7 ppg allowed, by far the worst in the NFL. In three home games, that average increases to 44 ppg. The Dolphins are also allowing a whopping 472.5 ypg. Thats more than 60 extra yards per game than the second worst team. With the OVER at 7-1 the last eight times that the Dolphins were home underdogs of seven or fewer points, look for this one to prove higher-scoring than most will be expecting, the final combined score finishing above the low number. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 13, 2019
Saints vs Jaguars
UNDER 45 -110 Won
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I'm playing on NO/Jacksonville UNDER the total. Both teams saw last Sunday's game finish above the total. Those results have helped in keeping this O/U line a little higher than it otherwise could have been. I believe that it'll prove to be too high. Both defenses have shown, at times, that they can get it done. The Jags held Houston to 13 points and 253 total yards. They also limited the Titans to a mere seven points. The Saints, meanwhile, delivered a dominant defensive performance against Dallas, limiting the Cowboys to 10 points and 45 yards on the ground. While both backups have proven capable, its still worth mentioning that both teams are without their starting QBs. While the Saints may have scored 31 for me last week against Tampa, the UNDER is 13-7 the past 20 times that they'd scored 30 or more points in their previous game. During that span, the UNDER is also 4-2 when the Saints were road underdogs of three or fewer points. As for the Jags, the UNDER is 5-2 the past seven times that they'd allowed 30 or more points in their previous game and a lucrative 9-1 the past 10 times that they were off a road loss. Look for those stats to imorove Sunday afternoon, as this one proves lower-scoring than most will be expecting. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Oct 14, 2019
Ducks vs Bruins
-185 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on BOSTON. Both teams are off to great starts but I expect home ice and the early start time to favor the Bruins in this one. While the Ducks had a run off success in this series for three or four years, that came to an end last season. The Bruins won last season's two games by a combined score of 6-1. Look for the Bruins to remain perfect at home. 


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.