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Expect Burns to bounce back with a vengeance on Monday, his AFC GAME OF THE WEEK (Patriots/Dolphins) leading the charge. Remember, the only way to get ALL of Ben's plays is with an all-sports subscription. You in?!
GAME OF THE WEEK (NBA)

Ben Burns won his NBA "GAME OF THE WEEK" once again last week. Ditto for his CBB GOW. Off yesterday's DOUBLE-DIGIT LAUGHER, the second of back-to-back wins on the pro hardwood, he serves up this week's version. Go get it!

*This package includes 1 NBA Spread pick

AFC 10* GAME OF THE WEEK (PATS/DOLPHINS)

While he won with his basketball/hockey, Ben Burns took it on the chin with Sunday's football. On Monday, Burns bounces back with his BIGGEST PLAY of the week from the AFC. Its the Patriots/Dolphins, kickoff at 8:30 ET on ESPN. Do NOT miss!

*This package includes 1 NFL Spread pick

DECEMBER NHL (UNDERDOG) GAME OF THE MONTH!

While it was a forgettable day of football, Ben Burns won again on the ice on Sunday. On Monday, he serves up his #1 UNDERDOG GAME OF THE MONTH. Be there!

*This package includes 1 NHL Money Line pick

**BLOWOUT CITY!** BURNS’ 10* COTTON BOWL SUPER SIDE!

When the lights are at their brightest is when Burns is routinely at his best! Ben UNLOADS on the first of the “Big Bowls,” as this year’s COTTON BOWL between USC and Ohio State has earned his top ranked 10* status - don’t make a move on this BIG GAME without first checking in with Burns first!

*This package includes 1 NCAA-F Spread pick

**12:00 EST!** BURNS’ VERY EARLY TAX-SLAYER BOWL BREAKFAST CLUB!

Start your weekend off with the correct call in the TAX-SLAYER BOWL between Louisville and Mississippi State! Burns says there’s only ONE way to play it! You know what to do!

*This package includes 1 NCAA-F Spread pick

**BLOWOUT CITY!** BURNS’ 10* AFTERNOON FIESTA BOWL MAIN EVENT!

Washington and Penn State get ready to battle it out in this year’s FIESTA BOWL and Burns has elevated this package to top rated 10* status! If you plan on watching the BIG GAME, make sure to check in with Ben before pulling the trigger! You know what to do!

*This package includes 1 NCAA-F Spread pick

**VERY EARLY** PEACH BOWL BREAKFAST CLUB BLOWOUT!

Central Florida and Auburn get ready to battle in this year’s PEACH BOWL early on New Years Day! Ben’s expecting a BIG start to 2018, so jump on board and prepare to watch your “ROI” go through the roof!

*This package includes 1 NCAA-F Spread pick

BURNS’ 10* CFB BOWL GAME OF THE YEAR!

An opportunity of this magnitude only comes around once a season. This is Ben’s ABSOLUTE STRONGEST College Football side (AND Bowl!) of the ENTIRE 2017/18 campaign! Stop whatever it is you’re doing right now. Put this ticket on your “cart” and proceed IMMEDIATELY to check out! This is THE BIG PLAY that you’ve been waiting for!

*This package includes 1 NCAA-F Spread pick

ALL SPORTS SUBSCRIPTIONS
ONE FULL DAY OF BURNS' PICKS (EVERY SPORT/EVERY PLAY!)

Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

*This subscription includes 3 Picks (1 NHL, 1 NBA & 1 NFL)

**PROFITS IN SEPT & OCT!** BURNS 3-DAY ALL SPORTS SUPER-PASS!

Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

*This subscription includes 3 Picks (1 NHL, 1 NBA & 1 NFL)

Ben Burns' One Week All-Inclusive! **WHITE HOT CAPPER**

Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

*This subscription includes 3 Picks (1 NHL, 1 NBA & 1 NFL)

ONE MONTH OF ALL BEN BURNS PICKS! ~ WHITE HOT CAPPER!

Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

*This subscription includes 8 Picks (1 NHL, 1 NBA, 1 NFL & 5 NCAA-F)

NCAA-B SUBSCRIPTIONS
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Currently on a 19-11 CBB run since 11/21/17.

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NHL SUBSCRIPTIONS
Ben Burns NHL Season Pass (ALREADY PLAYING w/ HOUSE MONEY!)

Ben Burns made his name in the NHL. Regulars know he's considered one of the top on the "ice" on the planet. After posting positive units in both September and in October, Ben is expecting a HUGE Holiday Profit Run! Take advantage, get EVERY NHL play from now until the end of the season!

*This subscription includes 1 NHL pick

NBA SUBSCRIPTIONS
NBA Season Subscription (PROFITS IN BOTH SEPT AND OCT!)
**4x Top 10 NBA handicapper!**

Now on a 2-0 run with my last 2 NBA picks! $1,000/game players have cashed in $40,490 on my NBA picks since 02/04/09!

This subscription includes EVERY NBA PREMIUM PICK I release through the end of the NBA Finals! Join now and start cashing in on more winners!

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BASKETBALL [NBA+NCAAB] SUBSCRIPTIONS
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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 10, 2017
Oilers vs Maple Leafs
Oilers
+1½ -180 at 5Dimes
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing EDMONTON on the puck-line (6*). (+1.5 goals) The Leafs just beat the Oilers in Edmonton last week. The Oilers outshot them by a 45-36 count but the Leafs made theirs count. Since then, all three of Toronto's games have been decided by a single goal. Since the loss against the Leafs, the Oilers have scored 15 goals in winning two of their last three. The Oilers lost by a single goal (3-2 on 11/1/16) their last visit here, despite outshooting the Leafs by a 46-31 margin. While I like Edmonton's chances of an outright win, another "close one" won't surprise. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Dec 10, 2017
Celtics vs Pistons
UNDER 202½ -102 Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Boston/Detroit to finish UNDER the total (10* BEST BET). While the Celtics have been on an extended 'over' streak, the opposite is true of the Pistons. The 'over' is 9-2 in Boston's last 11 but the 'under' is 9-2-1 in Detroit's last 12. This season's earlier meeting, at Boston, was high-scoring. Playing at Detroit, where the Pistons should be more effective in dictacting the pace, I'm expecting a lower-scoring rematch. Both the Celtics' visits here last season stayed below the total. The UNDER is 13-7-1 the past 21 times that the Pistons were on a losing streak of three or more games. With the UNDER also at 3-0 the past three times that Boston attempted to avenge a home loss, expect points to be at a relative premium. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Dec 10, 2017
Eagles vs Rams
Rams
-1 -120 at 5Dimes
Lost
$120.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on LA (10* GAME OF MONTH). Playing at one of the toughest environments in the league, the Eagles saw their run finally come to an end last week. Off that 24-10 setback, now playing on the west coast for the second straight week, I expect them to taste defeat again on Sunday. The Rams have been every bit as hot as the Eagles and check in off back-to-back impressive victories. While both teams have averaged an identical 30.1 ppg overall, the Eagles' average score dips to 25.2 when playing away from Philly. While the Eagles allow 20.7 ppg on the road, the Rams are allowing a mere 15.8 ppg at home. Expect homefield to prove significant, the Rams improving to 10-3. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Dec 10, 2017
Cowboys vs Giants
OVER 41 -110 Lost
$110.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Dallas/NYG to finish OVER the total (8*). There's no need for these teams to play this one conservatively. Cowboy road games are averaging more than 48 combined points on the season. The Cowboys easily won the first meeting. That O/U line was 46, considerably higher than this one. With the OVER at 8-4 the past dozen times that the Giants were in the 'revenge' role, look for the final combined score to finish above the low number. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Dec 10, 2017
49ers vs Texans
Texans
-2½ -125 at betonline
Lost
$125.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on HOUSTON (8* ANNIHILATOR). While they've had some trouble on the road, the Texans are outscoring teams by an average score of 29.3 to 13.8, when listed as the home team. The 49ers, who manage only 16 ppg on the road, represent a team that they match up well against. While the 49'ers are 1-7-1 ATS (1-8 SU) their last nine against AFC opposition, the Texans are 5-2 SU/ATS their last seven, when off two or more consecutive losses. Expect them to bounce back in a big way. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Dec 10, 2017
Packers vs Browns
Browns
+3½ -110 at Bovada
Lost
$110.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on CLEVELAND (8* BREAKFAST CLUB). GB fans have been marking this one down as a win for the Packers for weeks. "...We'll beat the Browns in Week 14, Rodgers will return in Week 15 and we'll never look back ..." I expect them to find a dangerous and hungry Browns team waiting for them. Cleveland would love nothing more than to finally win a game - and while it won't be easy, this game arguably represents their best remaining chance to get one. Expect the banged-up visitors to get caught looking ahead, the motivated hosts rising to the occasion with at least a cover. 

SERVICE BIO

Age: 42

Background

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 NSS.net. 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.