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For sports fans, October is one of the best times of the year. Football is fully underway. College, pro and CFL. There are pennant races and baseball playoffs. Hoops and hockey will be here before you know it.

Ben Burns lost his NHL play in a shootout, leading to a 1-2 Friday. Now 10-3 on the week overall and 4-1/80% out of the gate to start the hockey season, he bounces back big today. Make sure you're on board! 

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**8-1 RUN** SAT. (10*) $77K TOP GUN!

Ben Burns is 8-1 his past nine top rated selections. Going back further finds that his top rated MLB selections are on a $77,100 PROFIT RAMPAGE. After passing on the basepaths yesterday, Burns returns with a BANG today. Be there!

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PAC 12 GAME OF THE WEEK (10-3 L13)

Ben Burns split his college plays yesterday while going 1-2 overall. Now 10-3 on the week, he HITS BACK HARD with his #1 PAC-12 GAME OF THE WEEK. You already know Burns has dominated this conference over the years. Make sure you're on board!

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Ben Burns split his college plays yesterday while going 1-2 overall. Now 10-3 on the week, he bounces back BIG with this week's MONEYBALL. Be there!

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Don't touch the Dolphins/Jags matchup until you've checked in with Ben Burns first!

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Don't wait on this week's "BREAKFAST CLUB!" 

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When Big Game Guru Ben Burns elevates to his highest rating, sharps KNOW to pay attention. Last Sunday's lone 10* rated NFL selection WON BY MORE THAN 20 POINTS. Burns has since added 10* winners on SNF and TNF. All 10* rated plays have a PERFECT 8-0 RECORD, entering Friday. Ben's next NFL 10* goes Sunday afternoon. Don't even consider missing out!

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Ben Burns is H-O-T in October. What else is new! Burns is 9-1 on the week, entering Friday's action. He followed up a winner on Monday Night Football with a winner on Thursday night football. Burns is poised for another big Sunday and this BEAUTY figures to play an important part. Hit it right now, then proceed directly to the Winner's Circle!

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14-2 NBA RUN > 8-0 L8 SIDES > $90K PROFIT

**FLASH SALE** Ben Burns closed last NBA season on a HUGE 14-2 RUN. That included a PERFECT 8-0 RECORD with his last eight NBA "sides." Going back further finds that his "top-rated" NBA selections are on a longterm $89,690 PROFIT RAMPAGE. Don't wait for the price to rise on his first top rated release of the new season. Hurry. Get down right away!

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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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Burns' MLB Full Season + Playoffs

Burns closed out another superb season on a PERFECT 5-0 RUN and he enters the new campaign with a BLISTERING 255-149 ($43,838) long-term record.

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Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 16, 2021
Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion
Western Kentucky
-12 -115

Both teams are off their fourth straight loss. For the Hilltoppers, the most recent loss was disappointing (52-46 against UTSA) but the previous three setbacks were expected. Two were on the road and the other was against Indiana. This is still a talented team capable of turning things around. That needs to start here. ODU doesn't have the talent that WKU does and its chances of turning things around are far less likely. The Monarchs' latest loss also figures to be tougher to bounce back from. They left it on all the field and nearly upset Marshall. Considering that they were 3-TD underdogs, that would have been huge. They blew their chance though and lost in OT. Again, those type of losses are often tough to bounce back from. The Monarchs are 0-10 SU and 3-7 ATS their last 10 conference games. That includes a 20-3 loss last time that WKU visited. This one should result in another big win for the visitors. Consider laying the points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 15, 2021
San Diego State vs San Jose State
San Jose State
+10 -110 at Caesars
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on SJ SJTATE. Naturally, I respect the Aztecs. This is a big number though and its risen from its opener. I believe we're getting excellent value with an under-rated and under-valued Spartans side. The Spartans have struggled on the road but they have yet to lose at home. The Spartans have played the Aztecs tough. They lost by three in 2018 and by 10 in 2019. Then, last year, they beat the Aztecs outright. That 28-17 victory will provide them with the confidence to know they can complete in this game. Note that they held SDSU to a season low 2.2 ypc in that game. Even off last week's loss, the Spartans are still 10-5 ATS in Conference play, the past few seasons. Expect them to bounce back by giving their guests all that they can handle.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Oct 15, 2021
Canucks vs Flyers
-145 at Mirage
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on PHILADELPHIA. The Canucks are walking into a hornet's nest. The Flyers are still mad from missing the playoffs last year. They've upgraded their lineup and and are entering the season "on a mission." Coach Alain Vigneault noted the following: "Last year doesn't represent who we are. And I believe this team is a playoff team and we all have something to prove." As a former coach of Vancouver, Vigneault figures to also have something to prove. This is the first time in two years that the Wells Fargo Center will be a sellout; they weren't allowed to play at full capacity last year. Note that the home team is 4-0 the past four meetings. Going back a bit further finds that the favorite is 13-3 the past 16 meetings. Behind a full house of fired up fans, expect the new look Flyers to start the season with an important "W." 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 15, 2021
Clemson vs Syracuse
-14 -108 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on CLEMSON. The Tigers haven't been a good bet this year; they're 0-5 ATS thus far. I expect them to finally snap that streak Friday though as I love how this one sets up. First, understand that Clemson has far superior athletes across the board. The Tigers may have struggled to being the post-Lawrence era but they're still extremely talented. The defense is among the best in the country. Clemson bounced back from a loss to win its last game. It wasn't pretty but I like that the Tigers found a way to get the victory. They've since had a bye and are ready to make a statement in front of the national audience. Remember, this is a team and coach with a lot of pride. They don't like hearing all the talk about their reign being over. Note that Clemson is 5-1 ATS (6-0 SU) its last six off a bye. While the Tigers are playing with extra rest and preparation time, the Orange play on a short week. They're off their second straight very close loss, too. Those are the type of defeats that take a toll, particularly when a team has suffered two of them in a row. Last time the Tigers came here they won by a score of 41-7. I'm expecting another blowout. 

Matchup Selection W/L
Soccer  |  Oct 16, 2021
Chelsea vs Brentford
-158 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on CHELSEA. Brentford has enjoyed a rather remarkable start to life in the EPL. The Bees are outclassed in this one though. Chelsea has won six straight away "London Derby" games. In fact, a win here will make them the first team to ever win seven straight. While its been many years since these teams met in the EPL, the last two meetings in the FA Cup have both resulted in 4-0 wins for Chelsea. Brentford will be without midfielder Shandon Baptiste, which is a big blow. Wth Liverpool already blowing out Watford in early action, the Blues need to keep pace. They will. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 16, 2021
Michigan State vs Indiana
+4½ -110 at SC Consensus
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on INDIANA. The Spartans have been better than the Hoosiers so far this season. This is a very tough spot for them though and I believe that they'll find out that Indiana is better than advertised. The Spartans are off a road win and they've got a bye, followed by Michigan, on deck. If there's even a game to look ahead to, it's that one. Always a big game, this year's meeting with the Wolverines is really being looked forward to, with both the instate rivals off to strong starts. With the Wolverines playing their second straight on the road here, I like that the kickoff time is 12 ET. The Hoosiers are 4-2 ATS (5-1 SU) the past six times that they were off a conference loss and they're 8-3 ATS their last 11 here at home. Of course, the Hoosiers have a big game of their own (Ohio State) on deck. However, they're off a bye and they don't have the luxury of looking ahead. This is their homecoming game and they're going to be focused on the task at hand. The Hoosiers are an experienced team, one which beat Michigan State 24-0 last year. While they still won't get Penix Jr back, it was the defense which dominated the Spartans last year. (Penix had 2 TDs but also threw 2 INTs) The Hoosiers had a 433-191 edge in total yards. I'm grabbing the points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 16, 2021
Kent State vs Western Michigan
OVER 64 -117
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Kent State / Western Michigan to finish OVER the total. The Kent State offense put up 48 points last game but the defense gave up 38. The Golden Flashes also allowed 37 points the last time that they were on the road. Now, they face a Western Michigan team which also has plenty of offensive firepower. The Broncos gave up 45 points last time out and more than 300 passing yards. The last meeting between these teams produced 68 points. That game finished 'over' the total and so did their previous meeting. I like what I saw (633 total yards, more than 400 through the air!) from the Kent State offense last week but the defense gave up 549 yards. The Broncos are a tougher opponent and they're going to be in an angry mood. I expect both teams to put up a big number as this one turns into a track meet. 


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.