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PERFECT 5-0 YTD WITH CBB GOM/TOM BETS | JAN. TOM TODAY! 11/7: Nov. TOM = WINNER ... 11/16: Nov. GOM = WINNER 12/7: Dec. GOM = WINNER ... 12/8: Dec. TOM = WINNER 1/18: Jan. GOM = WINNER ... 1/20: Jan. TOM = ??????

Ben Burns is a PERFECT 5-0 THIS SEASON with his college hoops GOM/TOM releases. He nailed his GOM/TOM in November. He hit both AGAIN in December & he's already delivered w/ his GOM in January. Fresh off his NFL PLAYOFF GAME OF THE YEAR WINNER on the Chiefs, he floors the books AGAIN with his BEHEMOTH. Don't even consider missing out. This is HUGE!

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Ben Burns lost his NBA play Sunday, splitting his "top-rated" pro/college bkb plays overall. While there will always be short-term ebbs & flows, over the long-term, Ben's top-rated basketball has been a seriously profitable investment. We're talking +109.94 net winners, $109.94K for dime bettors. Today, Ben HITS BACK HARD with his GAME OF THE WEEK!

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Whats better than winning? Winning in "BLOWOUT FASHION" on National TV. Thats the opportunity which presents itself here. Ben won his NFL PLAYOFF GAME OF THE YEAR on Sunday and his CBB GAME OF THE MONTH on Saturday. However, it was a losing weekend overall and he's NOT happy about it. Its PAYBACK TIME today. Make sure you're a part of it!

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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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Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Jan 19, 2020
Jets vs Blackhawks
+101 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on WINNIPEG. Home ice hasn't meant much in this series, this season. The road team has won both meetings. The Jets won 3-2 here early in the season while the Hawks won 4-1 at Winnipeg, in December. Overall, however, the Jets have dominated the Hawks, regardless of venue the past couple of seasons. They're 6-1 the past seven meetings, 3-0 their last three here at Chicago. Off a game yesterday, their fourth straight win, the Hawks could be a little complacent. That absolutely shouldn't be the case for the Jets, as they've dropped three of four and got embarrassed by a 7-1 score in their last game. They're 28-15 (+12.1) the past couple of seasons, after scoring one goal or less in their previous game, a dominant 8-1 their last nine in that situation. Expect them to be the hungrier team, bouncing back with an important win. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 19, 2020
Siena vs Niagara
-3 -102 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on SIENA. While the Saints have cost me a couple of times of late, I'm willing to give them another shot this afternoon. Indeed, this is a Niagara team which they should match up very well against. Note that Siena won both 2019 meetings, a 7-point win here, a 9-point win at home. Niagara is 5-8 ATS the past couple of season as a home underdog of six or less. Siena scores 72.2 ppg and allows 73.4. Not good but much better than Niagara which scores only 66.8 while allowing 75.7. Look for a determined Siena team to improve to 12-8 ATS, excluding pushes, its last 20, when off two or more consecutive losses. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 19, 2020
Davidson vs Fordham
-8½ -109 at GTBets
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on DAVIDSON. After winning with the Wildcats several times earlier, they've cost me lately. I'm going to give them another chance today, however, as this is a team which they should hammer. While the points might look tempting, consider that Fordam is 2-5 ATS (1-6 SU) the past seven times it was a home underdog in the +6.5 to +9.5 range. Going back further finds it at just 10-23-1 ATS (4-30 SU!) in that situation. Indeed, being a home underdog in this range has not been kind to the Rams. A look at recent meetings shows that Davidson has won by 25, 10, 24, 30 and 18. All double-digit wins. Expect another this afternoon. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 19, 2020
Pacers vs Nuggets
UNDER 212½ -106 Lost
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Indiana/Denver UNDER the total. These teams played a high-scoring game when they met at Indiana, on 1/2. However, with this evening's rematch being played at Denver, I'm expecting a considerably lower-scoring game. Note that we're getting several extra points (line value) to work with on this O/U line than we were for that one. The Pacers don't score as many points on the road as they do at home. When playing away from Indiana, they manage a modest 107.8 ppg. That number comes at venues that aren't as difficult to score at as this one though. Denver, which has hosted a lot of teams which average more points than Indiana, allows an average of only 103.1 ppg here. Note that the Pacers have seen the UNDER go 7-3 the past 10 times that they attempted to avenge a loss where the opponent had scored 110 or more points. Last year's game here had an O/U line of 214 and finished with a final score of 102-100. Look for this one to also prove lower-scoring than many will be expecting. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Jan 19, 2020
Blue Jackets vs Rangers
-117 at betonline
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on NY. Both teams are playing well right now. The Jackets have won four straight and six of seven. The Rangers aren't far off that pace. They've won back-to-back games and four or their past five. Schedule and venue in their favor, I expect it be the Rangers who "stay hot" this evening. While the Jackets played yesterday, the Rangers have had the past couple of days off. Columbus is 3-4 in b2b situations, 18-22 the past 2+ seasons. The Rangers, already 1-0 against Columbus, have thrived against divisional opponents. They're 10-3 (+10.6) Metropolitan teams. Even still, they're still looking up at Columbus in the standings. That makes this game very important for the Rangers and I expect them to make the most of it. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Jan 19, 2020
Islanders vs Hurricanes
-170 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on CAROLINA. While the Isles are going to want this one, they're in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Carolina is 3-1 (+1.3) when off three or more consecutive losses. Though the Isles, who lost at Washington Sat. afternoon, have had some success, when playing the second of b2b games, I'd still prefer to have had a day's worth of rest in between games. Unlike its guest, Carolina didn't play yesterday. The Canes have thrived at home and they're 12-6 when facing a team with a winning record. Schedule and venue in their favor, expect them to bounce back with an important two points.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Jan 19, 2020
Bruins vs Penguins
-120 at betonline
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on PITTSBURGH. I won with the Bruins when these teams faced each other on Thursday. However, that was at Boston. With this afternoon's rematch being played at Pittsburgh, I expect the revenge-minded Penguins to have the advantage. The Bruins are 5-6 when playing a road game with an O/U line of six or more. The Pens, on the other hand, are 12-7 at home with an O/U line of six or more. Going back further finds Pitt. at 56-36 in that situation the past 2+ seasons while Boston is 23-28 (-10.8) in road games with an O/U line of six or greater. The Pens are 15-8 (+6) in the revenge role. I say, its payback time. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Jan 19, 2020
Packers vs 49ers
UNDER 46½ -105 Lost
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I'm playing on GB/SF UNDER. The 49ers have been a dominant defensive team all season. Last week, they held the Vikings to 10 points for the entire game. When these teams met earlier, the Packers didn't score a single point in the first half. For the season, SF is allowing only 8.4 points, here at home, in the first half. Green Bay has also been playing very well defensively. Last week, the Pack held Seattle to only three first half points. Overall, SF allows 18.8 ppg while GB allows 19.8. The UNDER is 3-1 when the Packers were underdogs and each of their past two road games fell below the total. I expect both teams to look to establish the run early, helping to chew up the clock and for that to lead to a low-scoring affair.

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Jan 19, 2020
Titans vs Chiefs
-7 -115 at Buckeye
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I'm playing on KC. The Titans have certainly been impressive. First, they knocked off New England, a top defensive team. Next, they crushed Baltimore, a top offensive team. Obviously, Henry has been an absolute beast. I believe that the Chiefs are a different animal though. Mahomes has been here before and he's peaking at the right time. The Chiefs fell behind 24-0 out of the gate last week and they didn't even bat an eye. By halftime, they were up by four. By the end of the game, they won by 20. Yes, they ended the game on a 51-7 run. Thats absolutely dominant. The Titans haven't fallen behind. So, thats allowed them to keep running Henry the entire game. However, when the Chiefs get up double-digits, as I expect them to do, its going to be a lot harder for the Titans to stick with the running game. While both teams played last week, the Chiefs played at home, while the Titans were on the road. The previous week, the Chiefs had a much-needed bye while the Titans were again on the road. That extra rest and not having to play on the road will help the Chiefs here. Indeed, this is the Titans fourth road game in four weeks. That can and will take a toll. KC hasn't been on the road since before Christmas. The Titans are 0-2 ATS when off a double-digit win as an underdog. Going back further finds them at 6-17-3 ATS in that situation. The Chiefs are 5-2 ATS as home favorites. Yes, the Titans beat them earlier. But the Chiefs are also 3-0 SU/ATS their last three in the revenge role, 7-3 SU/ATS their last 10. They're 15-5-1 ATS off a double-digit win. Expect another double-digit victory. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 20, 2020
Raptors vs Hawks
+8½ -115 at Bovada
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on ATLANTA. The defending champs continue to roll. They're not used to playing an early Monday road game though. Off three straight wins and with a big showdown (playoff rematch) against the 76ers on deck, I feel its going to be tough to cover this big number. The Hawks already played the Raptors tough at Toronto earlier; they lost by just three back in November. We're getting even more points to work with here, too, despite this one being played at Atlanta. While they got hammered last time out, it was the second of b2b games and the Hawks had won their previous two. They're 6-3 ATS as home underdogs in the 6.5 to 12 range. Expect them to give their hosts all they can handle. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 20, 2020
Charlotte vs Old Dominion
OVER 115 -110
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Charlotte/ODU OVER the total. This line opened up low and I believe it'll prove to be too low. Charlotte has been involved in low-scoring games at home and these these played a low-scoring game against each other there. However, road games have been a different story; this afternoon's game at Chartway Arena should see both teams score more than they did at Charlotte. The 49ers have seen the OVER go 4-1 as a road underdog of six or less, 5-2 on the road overall. Last season's game here had an O/U line of 120 and produced 132 points. Overall, 49'er road games are average 139.3 ppg while the Monarchs have seen their home games average 130.4. Look for this one to prove higher-scoring than many will be expecting, the final score finishing above the low number. 


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.