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#1 CAPPER: #1 FOOTBALL CAPPER L30 Days! #1 NHL CAPPER L30 DAYS! The industry leader is 8-4 this week, 114-70 (+$27K) L6 weeks. Top plays 74-43, ($24K) RUN, 23-7 ($15K) L30! 42-12 NHL Run. Across the board DOMINATION

Perhaps no professional handicapper in history has enjoyed the type of SUSTAINED SUCCESS as Ben Burns. Including Monday's win (Vikes/Hawks Under) & last Thursday's (Jags/Titans Over) win, NFL totals remain 100% PERFECT in December. He enters Tuesday's action on an INCREDIBLE 22-6 RUN with top-rated releases. This one belongs on your MUST PLAY LIST!

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As he tends to do annually, Ben Burns won his Opening (Bowl) Day "Main Event" AGAIN in 2017. His play was on underdog Boise. The Broncos didn't just cover. They won OUTRIGHT BY DOUBLE-DIGITS. His 2016 "Opening Day Main Event" was on underdog SD St, another OUTRIGHT DOUBLE-DIGIT UNDERDOG WINNER. (That one covered by 4 TDs!) Here's the 2018 version!

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Monday's NEVER-IN-DOUBT WINNER (Hawks/Vikes 'under') brought Ben Burns' NFL totals to a PERFECT 3-0/100% THIS MONTH. Speaking of "perfect," in support of this BLOCKBUSTER, Ben has identiifed a pair of key O/U angles which are a combined PERFECT 5-0/100% the L2+ years. Add a couple more qualifiers & that number improves to a SWEET 19-4. Go get this!

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Saturday NFL. You gotta LOVE it! Monday's double-digit winner brought Ben Burns to a REMARKABLE 22-6 his L28 top-rated releases. WHITE HOT on the gridiron, he's elevating to his HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING once again Saturday. This is one of those times in life where: YOU DO NOT WANT TO WAIT!

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Ben is having a MASSIVE '18 & he's coming off a HUGE month. As per usual, his BIGGEST BETS led the charge. Nov. "GOM" plays were a PERFECT 7-FOR-7, winning in the NBA, CBB, NFL, CFB, CFL, NHL & UFC. He's already 1-0 in December, nailing his NBA GOM. (CBB GOM was ppd.) If you enjoyed cashing Ben's #1 Total Of the Month, you'll LOVE his BIGGEST SIDE!

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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
NBA  |  Dec 12, 2018
Raptors vs Warriors
-6½ -108 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on GOLDEN STATE (10* GAME OF WEEK). The Raptors beat a short-handed (no Curry) Warriors team, at Toronto, in OT. The game had been billed as a Finals Preview and the some of the fans reacted as if they'd won a finals game. Now healthier, playing at home and with the schedule in their favor, expect the revenge-minded champions to get some payback. Leonard was the hero for the Raptors in the first game. However, he didnt play last night. If he does go tonight, he may be less than 100%. Either way, the Warriors are 6-2 ATS (7-1 SU) the past eight times that they attempted to avenge a loss of three or fewer points and we can expect them to improve on those stats. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Dec 12, 2018
Blazers vs Grizzlies
OVER 204½ -107 Lost
Play Type: Free

Yesterday, Ben Burns provided an easy complimentary winner with the Spurs, while going 5-2 with his premium selections. Enjoying ANOTHER WINNING YEAR, Burns is determined to close it out in style, as per usual. He's 8-4 on the week & 114-70 (+$27K) the L6 weeks. Here, he looks at tonight's Portland/Memphis total. 

This is the lowest O/U line on the board and I believe that its likely to prove too low. I came up short with the Blazers 'over' the number last night. It was close - and very possibly would have finished above the total if not for a pair of key free throw misses with just over a minute left, by CJ McCollum, an 83% free throw shooter. Either way, tonight's number is considerably lower. 

The Grizzlies are known as a defensive team. While thats mostly true, they've still allowed nine of their last 10 opponents to reach triple-digits in scoring. The last time that the Blazers played the second of b2b games, they allowed 143 points. The last two meetings between these teams have both produced 211 combined points. Consider the Over. 

Check out a few of Wednesday's headlines:

NHL: ***12-1 RECORD TESTED TODAY*** Tuesday's PERFECT 3-0 SWEEP on the ice brings Burns to 12-1 THIS MONTH with his hockey sides. Going back another month finds him at an AMAZING 42-12 (+$20.5K) with ALL NHL since the start of November.

CBB: ***8-0 RECORD TESTED TODAY*** Off last night's winner with New Mexico, Burns fires with his December GAME OF THE MONTH. GOM sides are a PERFECT 8-0 the L2 months, in all sports.

SOCCER: ***30-13 YTD RECORD TESTED SOON*** Don't forget soccer! Dominating with his American based sports, it'd be easy to forget that Ben Burns is 30-13 (+$11K) on the year with his soccer selections. Yesterday's play resulted in a NEVER-IN-DOUBT WINNER with Liverpool/Napoli 'under' the total, a game which finished with a final score of 1-0. His latest one is about to kick-off!

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 12, 2018
Flyers vs Flames
+1½ -165 at Bovada
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing PHILADELPHIA on the puck-line. (8* VIOLATOR, +1.5 goals.) While I like the Flyers' chances of winning this one outright, getting an extra +1.5 goals for this price is providing very fair value. Off an ugly loss at Winnipeg, the Flyers are going to be determined to bounce back with a much better effort. Prior to that debacle, they'd won two of their previous four games and both losses had come by a single goal. The Flames saw their winning streak snapped last game, losing 1-0. They're 1-3 on the season, after scoring one goal or less, that win coming against the Coyotes. Last season's two meetings saw the Flyers win one (5-2) and lose the other (5-4) by a single goal. Expect AT LEAST another "puck-line cover" by the highly motivated Flyers here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 12, 2018
Murray State vs Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois
-3 -109 at GTBets
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on SIU (10* GAME OF MONTH). This is a regional rivalry and its an important game for both teams. While the Racers are playing well, I expect homecourt and a stingy Southern Illinois defense to ultimately prove the difference. Murray State won by eight, as a 5-point favorite, at home, last season. However, SIU won by four, as a -2.5 point favorite, in the last meeting here. While the Racers may be 5-0 ATS through six games, they're just 1-1 SU in true road games and they're also only 2-7 ATS the past couple of seasons, after covering the spread in four or five of their previous six games. The Salukis have thrived as small home favorites in recent seasons and come in confident; they're off five straight wins, the last three of which they were favored for. They're 4-0 ATS the past couple of seasons, after having been favored in three straight. Expect them to improve on those stats here. 


Age: 42


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.