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Ben's top rated (10*) MLB plays are on a long-term run which has generated $84.6K in net profit. Even better, top rated basketball plays on a long-term run which has produced $125.8K in profit.

Ben Burns was 2-1 Friday. He won the side and the total in the NBA game but came up short with Tampa at the ballpark. He avenges that loss in a H-U-G-E way this afternoon. Top rated baseball plays are on a long-term streak which has produced a REMARKABLE $84.6K IN PROFIT, at $1000/play. Don't miss out!

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Ben Burns is 2-0 in the Carolina/NY series. Today, he's GOING HUGE with his Metro Division Playoff GAME OF THE YEAR. Don't touch this game until you've checked in with Burns first!

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**5-0 L5, 25-6 L31** SAT HIGH HEAT!

Ben Burns has won five straight MLB "HIGH HEAT" tickets. He's now 25-6 his last 31 MLB "HIGH HEAT" plays, since last September, 27-8 with these plays, in all sports. His next one goes right here. Its a BEAUTY and you do NOT want to miss it!

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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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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 27, 2022
Yankees vs Rays
-116 at linepros
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on TAMPA. The Yankees grabbed yesterday's opener. With southpaw Springs on the mound, I expect the Rays to return the favor this evening. Springs has been superb, since moving to the starting rotation. Manager Kevin Cash noted this of Springs: "We just like his stuff, like the way it's playing, like the way he's bouncing back. Definitely the changeup is kind of the equalizer to the righties, and being left-handed helps against the lefties." Indeed, Spring has a stellar 2.12 ERA across four starts. He's allowed four runs and 11 hits (.186 batting average) in 17 innings, striking out 16 strikeouts along the way. In two home starts, Springs' ERA dips all the way down to 1.23. TB won those games by scores of 3-0 and 2-1. Note that Springs didn't walk a batter in either start. Taillon has enjoyed success against the Rays, when facing them at home. However, his lone start here at Tampa resulted in a 9-1 loss last May. After giving up four runs in 4 2/3 innings in that game, Taillon commented: "...The hits in big situations tell you that I didn’t make the right pitch at the right time..." I say the Rays bounce back. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  May 27, 2022
Heat vs Celtics
OVER 201 -110 Won
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Miami/Boston OVER the total. This is the lowest O/U line of the series. While I respect both defenses, I believe that it'll prove to be too low. Facing elimination, the Heat are going to keep firing until the final buzzer. The last time that they were off b2b losses, they scored 120 points in their next game. Even with the last two games finishing below the total, keep in mind that both teams have still seen the OVER go 8-2-1 their last 11 Conf. Finals games. It should also be mentioned that Miami has seen the OVER go 7-2 the past nine times that it attenpted to avenge a home loss; the OVER is 21-11 the past 32 times the Heat played with revenge, overall. Miami road games average 213 points, as do Boston home games. Look for this one to find its way over the low number. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  May 27, 2022
Heat vs Celtics
+9 -110 at Caesars
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on MIAMI. It's true that the Celtics have looked very good in their three victories. The #1 seed isn't going to down without a fight though. The Heat have already show that they can win here. They won Game 3 by a score of 109-103. They're still 20-11-1 ATS their last 32 in the revenge role and 12-6 ATS when off a double-digit loss. Boston's previous big wins have led to some extra line value. Keep in mind that we're working with more points now than at anytime in the series. Speaking of points, note that Miami is 19-8-1 ATS its last 28, in the underdog role. The last time that the Heat were off b2b losses, they responded by winning their next game by 35 points. I'm not expecting another 35-point blowout tonight but I AM expecting them to bounce back with their best effort, en route to AT LEAST the 'cover.' 


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.