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We've begun arguably the BIGGEST August in sports history; Ben Burns is poised to make it an EPIC one. Burns started the week with a 3-2 Monday. His NHL GOM was an EASY WINNER, part of a 2-0 sweep at the rink.

Make plans to spend your afternoon in the Winner's Circle with Ben Burns' AFTERNOON ANNIHILATOR. Ben was 2-0 at the rink yesterday, including a NEVER-IN-DOUBT LAUGHER with his GAME OF THE MONTH on Edmonton. Good news. Ben is elevating to his HIGHEST RATING once again on Tuesday afternoon. You know what to do!

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Don't have a Ben Burns membership but still want ALL SEVEN WINNERS from Tuesday's card? Here's your PERFECT option, as Ben is bundling his entire card into a single 100% GUARANTEED report. After settling for a 2-1 Monday, Ben is determined to go for NOTHING LESS THAN A SWEEP today. Break out your brooms and take advantage right now!

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Ben Burns is off to a solid 16-9 start to his MLB season. Good enough for many. But not good enough for Burns! Here, he combines a pair of high-percentage favorites with a sweet O/U play. The result? An expected PERFECT 3-0 SWEEP. Don't wait to get out your broom. Do it now and be prepared!

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Short-term OR long-term, Ben Burns' top-rated baseball plays are M-O-N-E-Y. Pure and simple. With yesterday's winner (Padres) his top-rated MLB plays are now 5-1 (+$3,800) on the season. Going back further finds that his top-rated baseball plays have produced an INSANE $63K IN PROFIT. Here's his latest! Here's his latest!

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Ben Burns was 3-2 overall Monday but came up short with the 76ers on the hardwood. It happens. Just not often. Ben's top-rated basketball is still on a LEGENDARY long-term heater which has produced MORE THAN $106K IN PROFIT. Take advantage of Burns' knowledge and punch your ticket to the Winner's Circle with this beauty. HURRY!

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**MUST PLAY ALERT** If you liked cashing Ben Burns' GAME OF THE MONTH, a never-in-doubt winner, then you're going to LOVE his VERY BIGGEST TOTAL from August. Its got "MUST PLAY" written all over it. Don't delay!

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It seems like only yesterday that Ben Burns capped off a DOMINATING NFL PLAYOFFS with a PERFECT 3-0 SWEEP (side, total, first half) in the Super Bowl. Now, this renowned "Totals Guru" returns with another ABSOLUTE BEAST of a total. Don't wait on this one!

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Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Sep 13, 2020
Raiders vs. Panthers
PK -123
  at  5DIMES
in 39d

Despite the Panthers having home field advantage, the Raiders are currently slight favorites. While that may have some leaning towards the home underdog, the Raiders are favored for a reason. Carolina has a new head coach, a new offensive coordinator, a new defensive coordinator and a new starting QB. Under normal circurmstances, that might not be such a bad thing. After all, everyone is surely hungry to get the new era started with a win. However, these circumstances aren't normal. Due to the pandemic, the team hasn't had a chance to get together and that is likely to make adjusting to all the new faces/schemes difficult. Consider Vegas. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Aug 03, 2020
Canadiens vs Penguins
-125 at Bovada
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on PITTSBURGH. After dropping the series opener, you know that the Pens are going to be all business here. The Habs are still an ugly 43-74 against winning teams the past few seasons. Over the years, they're also a poor 12-19 when leading in a playoff series. The Pens had a 41-35 edge in shots in the opener, so they were getting their chances. Expect a desperate Pittsburgh team, back against the wall, to bounce back and even things up. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 03, 2020
Indians vs Reds
OVER 8½ +102 Lost
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Clev/Cincy OVER the total. Admittedly, both starters have pitched well thus far. However, thats worked in our favor by helping to provide an extremely low O/U line; I feel that it'll prove to be too low. Yes, the Reds will be without Votto, another factor adding to the low line. Keep in mind that the only time that Plesac faced the Reds, he served up three long balls. While that game finished with "only" nine runs, it also had an O/U line of 9.5. Again, we're working with a lower number here. In fact, eight of the past 10 meetings between these teams have produced a minimum of nine runs, including each of the past three. Look for this one to also prove higher-scoring than many will be expecting. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Aug 03, 2020
Spurs vs 76ers
-6½ -109 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on PHILADELPHIA. The Spurs are off a hard-fought win, a game which came down to the wire, against the Grizzlies. While the Spurs have been solid this season, when playing the second of b2b games, this is a unique situation, being that they're still recently back to play. Remember, this will also be the Spurs' third game in four days. That said, I expect yesterday's game to take a toll on them today. The 76'ers, 6-4 SU/ATS when off a loss, allow 107.7 ppg compared the Spurs' 114.9 ppg allowed. I believe that superior defense combined with the scheduling advantage, will ultimately prove the difference. Lay the points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 03, 2020
Dodgers vs Padres
+1½ -143 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on San Diego on the run-line (+1.5 runs) I like the Padres' chances of winning this one outright. However, in a key divisional battle with a pair of quality starters on the mound, this could easily be a close one, with runs at a premium. Therefore, getting the extra +1.5 runs is the way I'm choosing to go. Speaking of the starters, I backed Paddack in his first start and he rewarded me with a gem. He's now got a 1.64 ERA through two starts. Buehler, on the other hand, has a 4.90 ERA thus far. Paddack's last start saw the Padres lose by a single run. Expect AT LEAST a 'run-line cover' in this one. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Aug 03, 2020
Blackhawks vs Oilers
-130 at betonline
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on EDMONTON. I won with the Hawks in the opener. So, I wasn't surprised that they gave the Oilers a tough game. I commented on Toews' playoff experience and leadership and the Chicago captain absolutely led by example. That said, I expect a desperate Oiler team to respond this evening. McDavid is considered by many to be the top player in the game these days. Great players lead their teams to victory in these type of situations. I expect the Oilers' star to do exactly that. While the Hawks do have a few key veterans who have been through the wars, outside of them, this is a relatively inexperienced team - not the same Hawks that were so strong in years past. McDavid and co. respond. 


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.