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Ben Burns is 5-1 to start the NHL season. His only 10* rated play was a WINNER. That's part of a RED HOT RUN which has seen Ben go 11-1 his last 12 top rated selections, entering Sunday's action. Here's his BIGGEST PLAY OF THE NHL SEASON, thus far. You know what to do!

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Totals Expert Ben Burns is an AWESOME 20-7 (+$12,200) with ALL his NFL/NCAAF O/U plays this year. He's also 12-3 (80%) with his last 15 top rated releases, in all sports. If you liked last Monday's EASY WINNER, you'll LOVE what Burns has lined up for tonight!

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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. Winner #9 goes Opening Night, on TNT! 

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Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 24, 2021
Jets vs. Patriots
-6½ -110
  at  WMHILL
in 6d

Though I had a solid winning Week 6 overall, I lost a tough one with New England. The Patriots played a red hot Dallas team tough. For most of the game, things played out pretty much as I had expected them to. After a wild finish to the fourth quarter, New England got the ball first in OT. Getting more than a field goal, I liked my chances. Unfortunately, the Cowboys would go on to score a touchdown. Though I don't think the Jets are quite as bad as their record suggests, they're obviously a step down in class from Dallas. The Pats already handled them by a 25-6 score. The question becomes, how will New England respond to the difficult loss? Remember, the Pats were also off a tough loss (17-16 vs. Miami) the first time that they faced the Jets. Yet, they bounced back without an issue. Also, recall that they picked off Wilson four times in that game. With b2b road games on deck, followed by Cleveland, New England can't afford to squander this opportunity. If the line stays at a touchdown or less, consider laying the points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Oct 17, 2021
Stars vs Senators
OVER 5½ +102 Lost
Play Type: Free

These teams each played yesterday. Both are now playing their third game in four days. That may lead to some tired legs and sloppy defense. Five of the past six meetings had O/U lines of six or higher. We're getting value with a lower number here. The last meeting finished with a final score of 4-3 and the last three meetings averaged 6.67 goals. Consider the Over. 

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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Oct 17, 2021
Dodgers vs Braves
-170 at SC Consensus
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on LA. Of course, I respect the Braves. They've had a great run and I won with them last night. Of course, I respect Anderson. He's been superb in the postseason and I won (a free play) with him in his last start. The Dodgers have been getting it done all year though and they've got Scherzer on the mound. There was talk of "Mad Max" going in Game 1 but after he closed out Game 5 against SF, they pushed him back until today. I fully expect him to do his thing. Anderson faced the Dodgers once this season. It didn't go too well. LA won by a 9-5 score. Anderson gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings. On the other hand, Scherzer's teams (Wash + LA) were 2-0 in his 2021 starts against Atlanta. I say LA bounces back. 

Matchup Selection W/L
Soccer  |  Oct 17, 2021
Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United
OVER 2½ -135 Won
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Tottenham/Newcastle OVER 2.5 goals. While we have to lay a little extra juice to play on the 'over 2.5,' I feel that it will prove worthwhile to do so. This one should see AT LEAST three goals, very likely more. Knowing this is a chance for the offense to "get healthy," Tottenham will be excited to face a Newcastle squad which has conceded 16 goals through seven league matches, an average of more than two per game. In fact, the 16 goals allowed by the Magpies is tied with Norwich City for the most allowed. Norwich has played an extra game though, so it's Newcastle which is allowing the most goals per game in the entire league. Tottenham has conceded 10 of its own, through just six games. Not entirely stingy, either. The last meeting had a score of 2-2. Expect another relatively high-scoring affair. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 17, 2021
Seahawks vs Steelers
OVER 42 -118 Won
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Pittsburgh/Seattle OVER the total. With Wilson out, we're working with a very low O/U number. I believe it'll prove to be too low. Despite facing a Denver defense which came in playing well, Rothlisberger got going a bit last week.  He'd finish with 253 passing yards (2 TD's, 0 INT's) and a season-high 120.9 passer rating. Now, he faces a Seattle defense which allows 10 extra points a game than does Denver. (Broncos allow 15.2 ppg. Seahawks allow 25.2 ppg.) In fact, while the Broncos rank #3 in terms of total yards allowed per game, the Hawks rank last in the entire NFL in that category. They're giving up a whopping 450.8 ypg. Note that Big Ben has 30 TDs (12 INTS) in 12 SNF starts. Prior to his interception at the end, Geno Smith actually looked really good for Seattle. He's a veteran who knows that this is his chance to show people that he's better than they realize. Pete Carroll won't stop being aggressive. The last meeting between these teams had 54 points. The last one here in Seattle had 69. Look for this one to also prove higher-scoring than most will be expecting. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 17, 2021
Cowboys vs Patriots
+3½ -110 at William Hill
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on NEW ENGLAND. The Cowboys are playing well and have a perfect 5-0 ATS record out of the gate. That has many jumping on the bandwagon. After all, this is "America's Team" that we're talking about. Winning at Foxboro isn't easy though and the Cowboys' hot start has led to them laying a fairly big number. I believe that's asking too much. Note that both Dallas road games have been decided by a field goal or less. Meanwhile, two of New England's three losses were also by three or fewer points. The Pats are off a road win and they lost by only two points to Brady and the defending champs in their previous game. With an O/U line currently at 50.5, note that the Pats are a dominating 25-8-1 ATS (31-3 SU) their last 34, when playing a home game with an O/U line of 49.5 or higher. In what may well be another close one, I'm grabbing the points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 17, 2021
Cardinals vs Browns
-3½ +102 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on CLEVELAND. Arizona checks in with an perfect record. The Cardinals have indeed been playing well. Playing at home, the Browns are favored for good reason though. The Browns have only played two home games and they won both by double-digits. The 49'ers gave the Cards all they could handle last week. Arizona was at home and was against a team which was playing without its #1 QB. I had a big play on the 'under' so I was happy that the Cards did play excellent defense. The offense managed only 17 points though. Now, they're on the road against a far more formidable opponent. This will already be the Cards' fourth road game through the first six weeks. That's a very tough schedule. While they've obviously done a great job, I believe it'll catch up to them here. The Browns are already 2-0 ATS when the O/U line was 49.5 or higher. Going back further finds them at 5-2 ATS their last seven in that situation and 10-5 ATS their last 15. While both teams are dealing with some injuries, the cards are also dealing with some Covid issues. Look for the Browns to hand them their first loss, picking up the cover along the way. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 17, 2021
Dolphins vs Jaguars
+3½ -110 at William Hill
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on JACKSONVILLE. This is a great opportunity for the Jags to break through and win a game. They're going to be extremely motivated and I like their chances of doing so. Miami hasn't played well. The Dolphins have been outscored 154-79. (That's a little worse than the 152-93 margin which the Jags have been outscored by.) The Dolphins' chances of making the playoffs are arguably no better than Jacksonville's. They're 1-4 behind the 4-1 Bills in the division while Jax is 0-5 behind 3-2 Tennessee.) That said, the likelihood of either team making the playoffs is already extremely slim. That being the case and with this game being played in London, I believe the team which wants it more is going to have an advantage. Surely, the Jags want to snap their skid. The fact that they've played here regularly over the years should work in their favor. This isn't new. At least, not for all of them. Lawrence has been making progress and has cut down on turnovers the past two games. The Dolphins only win of the season was by a 17-16 score. Grab the points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 17, 2021
Texans vs Colts
UNDER 43½ -117 Won
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Houston/Indianapolis UNDER the total. I won with the Colts last week. Their defense was great to begin the game but Jackson and the Ravens ultimately got rolling. They're facing a far less dangerous offense this week though and they very likely aren't going to need to score as many in order to win. I expect a heavy dose of the run from both teams in this one and that'll help to keep the clock moving. (Both teams rank in the top 15 in terms of rushing attempts per game.) The Colts rank just 21st in the league in terms of ppg. The Texans are worse. They rank 29th, with 17.8 ppg. They scored 0 points in their last road game. Five of the past six meetings have fallen below the total. Look for this one to do the same. 


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.