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After passing on Tuesday's lone NBA game, Ben Burns returns with a beauty of an O/U play on Wednesday. Its his #1 TOTAL OF THE WEEK and you need to be a part of it!

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Ben Burns was 3-2 overall on Tuesday (2-2 CBB, 1-0 NHL) but lost a pair of top plays on the college hardwood. That means its PAYBACK TIME Wednesday and it starts right here!

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Ben Burns' top rated basketball has been a long-term cash cow and that continues right here. Hurry and hop on board right away!

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Off Tuesday's winner on Vegas +1.5 goals, Ben Burns returns to the rink with another play on the "puck-line" on Wednesday. Its the right way to go. Make sure you're on board. 

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WED. CBB 10* O/U BEST BET! **70-49 CBB O/U RUN!**

While he dropped his "BLUE CHIP," a RARE O/U loss, Ben Burns was 3-2 overall Tuesday including winners with Wyoming and Villanova. He's going for the PERFECT SWEEP Wednesday and this top-rated total will play a pivotal role. College basketball totals are on a 70-49 RUN. Don't miss this one!

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While he dropped his "GOW" on Missouri, Ben Burns was 3-2 overall Tuesday including winners with Wyoming and Villanova. He's going for the PERFECT SWEEP Wednesday and this one caps off the card in BLOWOUT FASHION!

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Ben Burns is a PERFECT 3-0 in these playoffs with his full game sides. He nailed his NFL PLAYOFF GAME OF THE YEAR on the Chiefs over the Titans. Is he coming back with them again for the big one? Don't guess. Burns delivered 10 STRAIGHT SUPER BOWL WINNERS earlier in his career and his BIG GAME MASTERY continues here. Be part of history. Do it NOW!

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Long known for his MASTERY OF THE PLAYOFFS, Ben Burns is winning AGAIN this postseason. When it comes to the total for the BIGGEST GAME OF THE YEAR, sharps often turn to Ben. The long-time "Totals Guru," once nailed 10 STRAIGHT SUPERBOWL WINNERS and he's fresh off of a winner for the 5TH YEAR IN A ROW with his total in the CFB TITLE GAME. Be there!

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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
NCAA-B  |  Jan 21, 2020
Wyoming vs San Diego State
+23½ -115 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on WYOMING. Naturally, I respect the Aztecs. They already beat the Cowboys by 20, at Wyoming, and they're having a great season overall. That said, I feel that this line is generously high. The Cowboys may not be winning but they're still fighting hard the entire way. That 20-point loss was their worst of 2020. Note that they're 4-1 ATS the past five times that they attempted to avenge a loss of 20 or more points. During that span, they're also 6-3 ATS as road underdogs of greater than a dozen points. While they've been winning, the Aztecs haven't beaten anyone by more than 20 since before Christmas. With a trip to Vegas coming up, it should be easy to look past the lowly Cowboys. I'm grabbing the points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 21, 2020
Butler vs Villanova
-4½ -109 at GTBets
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on VILLANOVA. While I lost with the Wildcats in their victory over UConn (they won, just not by enough) I'm comfortable coming back with them here. The Bulldogs are an ugly 9-17 ATS (8-19 SU) on the road the past 2+ seasons. They just lost by eight at home to Seton Hall and followed it up with a double-digit loss at Depaul. This is no place to "get healthy." Nova has dominated this rivalry including wins of 75-54 and 87-68 its last two as a host. The Wildcats are 3-0 SU/ATS their last three as a home favorite of six or less. They're also 7-3 ATS (9-1 SU) the past 10 times that they were off a SU home win but non-cover, 15-6 ATS (19-2 SU) the past 21 times that they were off a SU win but non-cover overall. Expect them to improve on those stats here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Jan 21, 2020
Golden Knights vs Bruins
Golden Knights
+1½ -180 at Bovada
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing VEGAS on the puck-line (+1.5 goals) The Bruins just split a pair of games with the Pens. I won with them in the game they won and successfully played against them in the rematch. While the Bruins are likely to be a popular pick, I expect them to have their hands full with whats going to be a determined Vegas team. While the Knights' recent coaching change may have seemingly come out of nowhere, a new coach generally gets the most from a hockey team, in the first handful of games. The Knights lost their last game by a single goal, after winning their previous game by a 4-2 score. As for Boston, the Bruins are only 5-6 their last 11 games and three of those five wins came by a goal. So, they'd be 2-9 in those gams, if being asked to win by more than a goal. Speaking of close games, the last two meetings between these teams were both 1-goal wins for the Bruins. Expect AT LEAST another "puck-line cover" for the revenge-minded Knights. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 21, 2020
Texas A&M vs Missouri
-8½ -110 at BMaker
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on MISSOURI. The Aggies are in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Off back-to-back road losses, the Tigers are going to be in an angry mood. They already lost two in a row once in 2020 and they responded with a 16-point blowout win over Florida in their next game. The Tigers outscore visiting teams by a 73.7 to 55.4 margin at home. The Aggies get outscored by a 61.6 to 58.2 average score on the road. Missouri has covered six of nine at home (7-2 SU) including a 1-0 SU/ATS mark as home favorites in the -6.5 to 9 range. While the Aggies are 5-48 SU over the years, when listed as road underdogs in the 6.5 to 12 range, the Tigers are 58-10 sU as home favorites in the same range. I absolutely expect them to improve on those numbers here, providing us the ATS victory along the way. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 21, 2020
Air Force vs Utah State
OVER 146 -105 Lost
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I'm playing on Air Force / Utah State OVER the total. Playing at home on 1/7, the Falcons limited the Aggies to a mere 60 points. Air Force won that game 79-60. I think its safe to say that we can expect an entirely different result tonight. The Aggies average a whopping 87.8 ppg at home, connecting on a healthy 47.5% of their field goals here. They'll put up a big number here. The Falcons aren't just going to go away though. They may not get 79 again but they shouldn't be that far off. This is team which averages 76.7 ppg on the strength of 47.6% field goal shooting. Air Force has allowed 78 points in back-to-back games while Utah State has scored 80 or more in b2b games. The OVER is 3-0 when the Aggies were off a game as a road favorite and 3-1 the past four times that they attempted to avenge a road loss, in a game where they were favored. Expect plenty of offensive fireworks. 


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.