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A 7-3 Saturday included a 2-0 mark with 10* rated selections. Burns is now a BLISTERING 21-6 (+$13,710) his L27 top plays, in all sports. Football is already a SWEET 8-2 (80%) on the week. Ride the Autumn wave!
10* NFC GAME OF THE MONTH! (21-6 RUN!)

**HOT CAPPER ALERT** Big Game Expert Ben Burns was 2-0 with yesterday's top rated (10*) plays, going 7-3 overall. Burns is now a WHITE HOT 21-6 (+$13,710) his last 27 top rated plays overall, 11-3 (79%) his L14 top rated football. He's going ALL-IN with his NFC GAME OF THE MONTH and it goes EARLY. Make sure you're on board!

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BREAKFAST CLUB SPECIAL *8-2 L10 FOOTBALL!

**HOT CAPPER ALERT** Ben Burns was a PERFECT 4-0 with his Wednesday/Thursday/Friday football plays. Saturday saw him go a SWEET 7-3 overall, 4-2 with his football. That's an 8-2/80% mark with this week's football plays. Ben is kicking off Sunday with another winner and you're all invited along for the ride. Kickoff @ 1 ET!

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BREAKFAST CLUB *7-3 SATURDAY,14-6 L3 DAYS

Yesterday's NHL "BREAKFAST CLUB" resulted in a winner with Calgary over Washington, part of a 7-3 Saturday. That brings Ben to 14-6 the past three days. Today's version is another beauty. Once again, it goes BRIGHT AND EARLY. Don't sleep in!

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*INSANE 19-3 NBA RECORD* 10* GAME OF WEEK

Ben Burns KNOWS basketball! To nobody's surprise, Ben is off to a 5-1-1 start (5-2 for some) to his new NBA campaign. Dating back to last season, he's now an AMAZING 19-3 his last 22 NBA releases, 8-2 with his totals and 11-1 with his sides. Better than all that, top rated basketball plays are on a long-term $91K PROFIT RUN. Here's his BIGGEST YET!

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Off an EASY O/U WINNER on Thursday Night Football, Totals Expert Ben Burns is 38-22-2 with his NFL totals, over the past calendar year. That's 63.3%, good for $12,403 in profit. Here's another BEAUTY and its available on NATIONAL TV. Ask around. Ben's NFL totals have been MUST PLAY MATERIAL for two decades. Don't even think about missing this one!

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Burns closed out another superb season on a PERFECT 5-0 RUN and he enters the new campaign with a BLISTERING 255-149 ($43,838) long-term record.

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Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 24, 2021
Jets vs. Patriots
Patriots
-6½ -110
  at  WMHILL
in 1h

Though I had a solid winning Week 6 overall, I lost a tough one with New England. The Patriots played a red hot Dallas team tough. For most of the game, things played out pretty much as I had expected them to. After a wild finish to the fourth quarter, New England got the ball first in OT. Getting more than a field goal, I liked my chances. Unfortunately, the Cowboys would go on to score a touchdown. Though I don't think the Jets are quite as bad as their record suggests, they're obviously a step down in class from Dallas. The Pats already handled them by a 25-6 score. The question becomes, how will New England respond to the difficult loss? Remember, the Pats were also off a tough loss (17-16 vs. Miami) the first time that they faced the Jets. Yet, they bounced back without an issue. Also, recall that they picked off Wilson four times in that game. With b2b road games on deck, followed by Cleveland, New England can't afford to squander this opportunity. If the line stays at a touchdown or less, consider laying the points. 

YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Oct 23, 2021
Dodgers vs Braves
UNDER 8½ -105 Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on LA/Atlanta UNDER the total. Yesterday, we saw the Houston/Boston series finally produce a low-scoring game. Tonight, I expect the same to be true in the LA/Atlanta series. Anderson may not have been at his best last time out, but he's still got a 2.57 ERA his past three starts, two of which fell below the total. Even better, he's still got an outstanding 1.35 ERA through six career postseason starts, striking out 32 in 26 2/3 innings. Expect a well-pitched affair. 

Matchup Selection W/L
Soccer  |  Oct 23, 2021
Watford vs Everton
Everton
-143 at pinnacle
Lost
$143.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on EVERTON. There's a class difference between these clubs. Everton can't always compete with the elite teams but routinely takes care of business against the lesser ones like Watford. Their October matches have been against West Ham and Man. United. So, earning only one tie out of those two games (and a 1-0 loss) wasn't that surprising. Prior to that, the Toffees had won 2-0 against Norwich City, a team more in the class of Watford. The Hornets have been outscored 6-0 in losing their last two games. Everton has dominated (13 Wins, 2 draws) Watford, going undefeated in the past 15 meetings here. Watford has lost nine of 10 road (league) games, getting blanked in seven of those losses. Everton wins. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Oct 23, 2021
Suns vs Blazers
Blazers
-135 at Mirage
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing PORTLAND on the moneyline. This one sets up nicely for the Blazers. After dropping their home opener, they've had the past two nights off. On the other hand, the Suns are off an emotional game against the Lakers last night and are now playing their third game in the past four days. I like the fact that Phoenix won last night. If the Suns had been winless, they'd likely be a little more hungry tonight. There's talk about Booker's conditioning; you know the Blazers are going to push the pace. Recall that Booker missed the start of training camp due to Covid. That was on the heels of the deep playoff run and the Olympics. While the Blazers haven't been great at covering as favorites, they do tend to win when favored. They're 58-28 SU when laying points, the past couple of seasons. That being the case and recalling that the last meeting between these teams was decided by a single point, I'm electing to lay the short price to play on the moneyline. Schedule in their favor, look for the Blazers to improve on those SU stats Saturday night. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Oct 23, 2021
Flames vs Capitals
Flames
+1½ -165 at Mirage
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing CALGARY on the puck-line. (+1.5 goals) The Flames have gotten better each time out. Their opening game resulted in a 5-2 loss to their provincial rival. Next, they lost by a single goal, in OT. Last time out, they put it all together and won 3-0. I expect them to carry the positive momentum into this evening's game. In recent years, games between these teams have been close. The last nine meetings were all decided by two goals or less. Four of those were 1-goal games. Off the shutout win in his last game, Calgary goalie Markstrom commented: "It was a big for us. And for me, too." Expect Markstrom and co. to earn AT LEAST the "puck-line cover." 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 23, 2021
South Carolina vs Texas A&M
OVER 45 -106 Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on South Carolina/Texas A&M OVER the total. This is a low O/U line. I believe it'll prove to be too low. After a slow start, the Aggies have hit their stride  on offense. They have the potential to go over this total by themselves. (They scored 48 themselves at South Carolina LY.) In their last two games, they scored 41 (against Alabama!) and 35 at Missouri. Meanwhile, the Gamecocks have given up 40 and 45 in their last two road games. While the Aggies will put up a big number, the Gamecocks should also contribute. They've hit double-digits in every game, including 13 at Georgia and they're averaging 21.9 ppg on the season. Last season's game had an O/U line of 58. We're working with a considerably lower O/U number here which is providing excellent value. With the OVER a perfect 6-0 the past six times that the Gamecocks were road underdogs, all six of those games producing a minimum of 53 points, look for this one to prove higher scoring than many will be expecting. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 23, 2021
Wisconsin vs Purdue
OVER 40½ -110 Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Wisconsin/Purdue OVER the total. This is a very low O/U number. In fact, I looked back at the last 18 meetings between these teams, dating back to 1998. This is the by far the lowest O/U number of any of them. While I respect the defenses, I believe it'll prove to be too low. The last time (Nov. 2019) that these teams met, they combined for 69 points. The last time they met here (Nov 2018) at Purdue, they combined for 91 points. Needless to say, both games finished above the total. I say this one also proves higher-scoring than many will be expecting. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 23, 2021
Colorado vs California
Colorado
+8½ -110 at Mirage
Lost
$110.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on COLORADO. The Bears are laying more than a touchdown. For a team which is just 1-5, I believe that's asking a lot. Cal is just 2-9-1 ATS its last 12 games here. The Buffaloes have won three of the past five meetings. One of Cal's victories, over that 10-year stretch, came by a field goal. To put that another way, the Bears have only beaten the Buffaloes by more than a field goal (they won by 12) once in the past decade. The Bears battled hard against the Ducks last time out but came up short. That would have been a big win for them but to come up short figures to be demoralizing. On the other hand, the Buffaloes have some positive momentum, as they're off a 24-0 shutout victory. Expect this to be a close game and grab the generous points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 23, 2021
Wisconsin vs Purdue
Wisconsin
-3½ -102 at pinnacle
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on WISCONSIN. The Boilermakers are off a big win over Iowa but I don't expect them to be able to duplicate that feat against Wisconsin. After a slow start, the Badgers have found their form. The defense is stingy, as per usual. Some recent low scores notwithstanding, this also a very talented Badger offense. The Badgers have beaten Purdue 14 straight times. Every one of those victories came by at least a field goal, too. Note that Purdue is just 1-5 SU/ATS its last six, when the line ranged from -3 to +3. While the Boilermakers are improved, this isn't the year that they snap the series losing streak. Badgers win again and cover the small number along the way. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 23, 2021
Syracuse vs Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
-3 -110 at Mirage
Lost
$110.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on VT. The Orange have endured three straight 3-point defeats. Those type of demoralizing losses eventually catch up to a team. I expect that to be the case here. The early start time and the boisterous Hokie home crowd won't make things any easier for the Orange. Note that Orange may have fared well as underdogs recently but they're still just 1-5 ATS the past six times they played a game with a line ranging from -3 to +3. Off b2b losses of their own and with b2b road games on deck, the Hokies can't afford to squander this opportunity. Remember, this is a VT team which defeated UNC. The Hokies are better than their record suggests. Expect them to bounce back with an important victory, covering the small number along the way. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 23, 2021
Wake Forest vs Army
Wake Forest
-155 at linepros
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing WF on the ML. I won with them when they routed Virginia and I expect the Deacons to cover the spread again on Saturday afternoon. Including that blowout win, the Deacons are a perfect 6-0 SU. However, they're only 2-3-1 ATS and their last two games were both decided by a field goal. Likewise, Army covered but lost last time out, a 6-point setback at Wisconsin. Four of the Knights' last five games were decided by less than two touchdowns, one of those by only a field goal. That said, with another close game being a real possibility, I'm happy to lay the relatively short price to just have to win the game without worrying about covering any points. It can be difficult to prepare for Army. However, in this case, the Deacons benefit from having had last week off. While Wake Forest was resting and preparing, the Knights left it all on the field at Madison. Wake Forest is 8-10-2 ATS its past 20 as a favorite but 15-5 SU in the same games. Expect the undefeated record to remain in tact. 

SERVICE BIO

Age: 45

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.