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Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 17, 2019
Flyers vs Red Wings
UNDER 6 -105 Won
Play Type: Free

I’m playing on the under Flyers/Wings (FREE PLAY). I think goals will be hard to come by in this one. This is the second game of a home and home set between the clubs and while the first one resulted in a wild 6-5 OT win for Philadelphia, I think the writing is on the wall and much more defensive affair is in store this evening. Philly is still only 12-16 on the road, averaging 2.89 goals and conceding 3.57. Thankfully it faces the Wings today, who are just 12-17 at home, averaging 2.83 goals and allowing 2.90 in those contests. Philadelphia has seen the total dip under in 16 of its last 25 vs. teams with losing records, while Detroit has seen the total go under in 15 of its last 21 in the same position. This number is high, consider the “under” in this one.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 17, 2019
Canadiens vs Panthers
-130 at Bovada
Play Type: Premium

I’m playing on the Florida Panthers (9* PERSONAL FAVORITE). Montreal comes in “dog tired” here after its game in Tampa Bay just last night. Florida comes in rested and with momentum after its 3-2 home win over Calgary. The Panthers also play with double revenge after dropping both previous games to the Habs. Florida has been playing better of late overall as well, having gone 6-4 in its last ten. It’s now or never and do or die for the home side in this one. No more excuses, as this one sets up great for the Panthers to avenge the two earlier losses. A great price as well. Lay it, Florida rolls.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 17, 2019
Rangers vs Penguins
-201 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I’m playing on the Pittsburgh Penguins (6* MEMBER ONLY). New York comes to town content after a 6-2 road win in Buffalo. Pittsburgh has been all over the map as far as its game to game consistency this season, but after a 5-4 home loss to Calgary, I believe the home side comes in as the much “hungrier” team. Despite the win the Rangers are still just 5-5 in their last ten. New York is 10-17 on the road, averaging 2.70 goals and allowing 3.96 in those games. As mentioned above, the Penguins have been consistently inconsistent all year, but they’ve been at their best at home by going 16-12 overall, averaging 3.48 goals and conceding 3.21 in those contests. The Rangers are just 8-22 in their last 30 on the road vs. teams with a winning home record and I expect them to once again stumble here vs. this now razor focused home side. Lay the price, Penguins roll.

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Feb 17, 2019
Arizona vs Colorado
UNDER 140½ -105 Won
Play Type: Top Premium

I’m playing on the under Arizona/Colorado (10* BLUE CHIP). Two teams currently on the bubble collide in this one and I think we have a defensive battle on our hands in this one. Arizona is in a “free fall” right now, sitting in tenth place in the Pac 12. Injuries have played a big part in the Wildcats slide. The good news for Arizona though is that it still only sits 2.5 games back of third place. The Wildcats have their work cut out for them to make a seventh straight Tournament, likely needing to sweep the rest of the regular season to earn contention. When these teams played in Arizona on January 3rd, Arizona managed the 64-56 home win and I’m expecting a similar hard-fought, lower-scoring battle here as well. The Buffs have won four straight and they’re also still eyeing a Tournament berth. Most recently Colorado held on for a 77-73 home win over Arizona State. Will Colorado get caught looking ahead to its game vs. Pac 12 leader Washington on the road next Saturday? It better not! Regardless note that Arizona has seen the total go under in 12 of its last 18 following a loss, while Colorado has seen the total go under in its last seven home games where the total is between 135 and 140.5. Play the under.

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Feb 17, 2019
Ohio State vs Michigan State
Ohio State
+12 -110 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

I’m playing on Ohio State (8* BREAKFAST CLUB). Michigan State has won two straight, but Ohio State won’t be going down without a fight in my estimation. The Buckeyes had won three in a row before most recently suffering a 63-56 loss to Illinois. Ohio State has a tough road ahead, facing three of the top seven Big Ten defenses over the next three games, so I’m expecting the visiting side to lay everything on the line tonight and to push the pace from start to finish. The Spartans can move back into No. 1 with a win here, but note that MSU is still just 12-15 ATS in its last 27 after playing a road game. Ohio State on the other hand has been “money” for bettors in this spot by going 4-1 ATS in its last five in revenging a loss vs. an opponent where it scored 85 points or more in. No outright here, but expect a competitive battle. Grab the points, Buckeyes roll.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Feb 17, 2019
Blues vs Wild
-120 at Bovada
Play Type: Top Premium

I’m playing on the Minnesota Wild (10* ANNIHILATOR). St. Louis comes to town off a 3-0 road win in Colorado, but I think it’ll stumble here finally in this difficult road arena. The Wild on the other hand come in as the “hungrier” team after its 5-4 loss at home to New Jersey. St. Louis has gone 15-12 on the road, averaging 2.67 goals and allowing 2.37 in those games. All good things have to come to an end eventually and after nine straight victories, I think St. Louis will in fact finally suffer a letdown here. The Wild don’t have that luxury. In fact Minnesota comes in desperate to break a three-game slide. The Wild are only 13-16 at home, averaging and conceding 2.97 goals in those contests. Note though that Minnesota is 9-3 in its last 12 after allowing five or more goals in its previous contest, while St. Louis is just 3-10 in its last 13 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation. St. Louis is 0-5 in its last five in this series and I think all of the above strong trends continue here. Lay the price, Wild roll.


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.