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A 7-3 Saturday included a 2-0 mark with 10* rated selections. Burns is now a BLISTERING 21-6 (+$13,710) his L27 top plays, in all sports. Football is already a SWEET 8-2 (80%) on the week. Ride the Autumn wave!

Ben Burns was 2-0 with his hockey over the weekend winning with Calgary on Saturday and Boston on Sunday. Next winner goes right here, at 7:00 ET. You in?

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**19-3 NBA RUN** $91K TOP GUN (10*)

Ben Burns KNOWS basketball! To nobody's surprise, Ben is off to a 5-1-1 start (5-2 for some) to his new NBA campaign, entering Sunday. Dating back to last season, he's now an AMAZING 19-3 his L22 NBA releases, 8-2 with his totals and 11-1 with his sides. Better than all that, top rated basketball plays are on a long-term $91K PROFIT RUN. Be there!

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Off back-to-back BIG WINS at the ballpark, Ben Burns says there's ONLY ONE WAY TO GO for Game 1 of the World Series. Ben's baseball is on a MASSIVE $36,660 PROFIT RUN. LET'S GO!

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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
NBA  |  Oct 24, 2021
Magic vs Knicks
UNDER 215 -110 Won
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Orlando/NY UNDER the total. I won with the 'over' in Orlando's first game. The young Magic were facing a young Spurs team and I expected a relatively fast pace. In their next game, the Magic played these same Knicks, at Orlando. That game also finished above the total. That result has helped lead to a higher O/U line for tonight's rematch. I believe it'll prove to be too high. Orlando's last two visits here had scores of 94-93 and 91-84. Going back further finds the UNDER at 6-0-1 the last seven times that these teams faced each other here. All seven games s finished with 211 or fewer combined points. While their first game here was high-scoring, the Knicks have still seen the UNDER go 41-31 at home, the past couple of seasons. Look for this one to prove lower-scoring than many will be expecting. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Oct 24, 2021
Sharks vs Bruins
-178 at linepros
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on BOSTON. The Sharks have enjoyed a remarkable road trip. They've already achieved more than they could have hoped for. An early game at Boston should be the end of their winning streak though. The Bruins are a perfect 7-0 the past seven meetings. While the Bruins scored 15 in the last three meetings alone, the Sharks were limited to one goal or less in five of the past six meetings. While they had Saturday off, the Sharks will still be playing their fourth game in the past six days. They're 1-7 their last eight in that situation. Bruins roll. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 24, 2021
Chiefs vs Titans
-198 at linepros
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing KC on the moneyline. If the Bills can beat the Chiefs and the Titans can beat the Bills, then the Titans should be able to beat the Chiefs. Right? Not this week. That type of logic rarely holds up, when handicapping football games. Each week and each matchup is unique. The Chiefs bounced back from their loss to Buffalo with a convincing blowout of Washington. They've got their mojo back and are ready to make it two in a row. Note that the Chiefs are 22-5 SU as favorites in the -3.5 to -9.5 range, the past few seasons. The game against the Bills was physically and emotionally exhausting; the Titans really left it all on the field. The fact that it was on a Monday night means that they're playing on a short week here. Expect it to catch up with them. KC wins. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 24, 2021
Washington Football Team vs Packers
Washington Football Team
+9 -123 at linepros
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on WASHINGTON. The Packers have been playing well. However, I feel that this will prove to be a very difficult spot for them. They're off a divisional win and they've got a Thursday showdown - and potential playoff preview - with Arizona, on deck. Additionally, the Packers are dealing with a number of injuries. The only team that GB beat by more than 10 points this season was Detroit. Two wins have come by a field goal or less. Washington has played a very difficult schedule. Four of the Football Team's six games have come against the likes of the Chargers, Bills, Saints and Chiefs. Their only other two games were against the Falcons and the Giants. Washington won both of those games. Having taken on so many elite teams already, the FT isn't going to be intimidated here. While the Pack are certainly tough, Washington is 6-3-1 ATS its last 10 against teams with a winning record. The last three meetings have seen Washington go 2-1. The lone GB victory was by only five points. Expect Washington to give the Pack all they can handle again, with a great shot at the outright upset.

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 24, 2021
Colts vs 49ers
UNDER 45 -109 Lost
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Indianapolis/SF UNDER the total. I won with the 'under' in last week's Indianapolis/Houston game. The Colts allowed just three points. While they did score 31 of their own, a closer looks shows at the numbers suggests they were fortunate to get that many. They had just 15 first downs for the game. The 49er's didn't play last week. However, I also won with the 'under' in their last game, a close loss against Arizona. While they scored only 10 themselves, the 49'ers limited the high-flying Cardinals to only 17 points. Considering that Arizona scored more than 30 in every other game, that's pretty good. Both teams rank in the top half of the league, in terms of rushing attempts per game. Expect a fairly heavy dose of the run from both in this one. That'll help keep the clock moving. Combine that with stingy defense and we can expect another relatively low-scoring affair. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 24, 2021
Jets vs Patriots
-6½ -110 at William Hill
Play Type: Free

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. 


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.