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    3-GAME BREAKFAST CLUB STARTS @ 1:05 ET Ben Burns has big plans for the final Sunday of the month and he's getting it started "BRIGHT AND EARLY."
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    YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
    Matchup Selection W/L
    NHL  |  Apr 29, 2017
    Penguins vs Capitals
    Capitals
    -143 at betonline
    Lost
    $143.0
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing on WASHINGTON 10* GAME OF WEEK. After dropping Game 1, I expect an extremely motivated effort from the Caps in Game 2. The Caps, already 1-0 in these playoffs when trailing in a series, are 71-38 (+23.4) the past 2+ seasons, when facing a team which defeated them in the previous meeting. They're 30-16 (+12.4) during that time when playing with "home revenge." Even with the Game 1 result, the Pens are still 22-23 (-6.8) on the road; the Caps are still 34-11 (+11.9) at home. I'm not couting them out yet.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    MLB  |  Apr 29, 2017
    Angels vs Rangers
    Rangers
    -173 at betonline
    Won
    $100
    Play Type: Premium

    I'm playing on TEXAS 8* VIOLATOR. Darvish is in excellent form. Off another strong start, he's got a 2.66 ERA and 0.885 WHIP his last three starts. Chavez, on the other hand, has a mediocre 4.15 ERA and 1.385 WHIP his last three. Darvish already dominated the Angels, tossing seven shutout innings (10 K's) on 4/13. The previous day, Chavez was getting roughed up for five runs in 4 1/3 innings, giving up a pair of long balls along the way. Including the 4/13 victory, Darvish is now 8-2 vs. the Angels. In his last two starts against them, he's allowed a combined one run through 13 2/3 innings, recording 19 K's. The Rangers have thrived as home favorites in this range. Expect them to bounce back with a big win.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    MLB  |  Apr 29, 2017
    Pirates vs Marlins
    Marlins
    -117 at 5Dimes
    Lost
    $117.0
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing on MIAMI 10* PERS FAV. Off yesterday's embarrassing 12-2 loss in the opener, their third straight setback, the Marlins should be highly motivated this evening. Over the past 2+ seasons, the Marlins are 27-22 (+8) off three or more consecutive losses. During that stretch, they were 9-7 (+1.3) after allowing double-digits in runs. I won with the Pirates in Nova's last start. So, I'm well aware that he's been pitching well. However, Straily is arguably in even better form. Last time out, he struck out 14 without walking a single batter. He didn't factor in the decision but the Marlins won. He's got a 2.08 ERA and 0.808 WHIP his last three. In two home starts, both Marlin wins, he's got a 1.74 ERA. Straily has a solid 3.31 ERA and 1.189 WHIP in six starts vs. the Pirates, his team winning four of those. With the Pirates averaging 3.9 runs on the road and the Marlins averaging 4.9 at home, I feel we're gettting very fair value.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    MLB  |  Apr 29, 2017
    White Sox vs Tigers
    Tigers
    -165 at betonline
    Lost
    $165.0
    Play Type: Premium

    I'm playing on DETROIT 8* BREAKFAST CLUB. Chicago comes in as the hotter team and took yesterday's opener. Detroit should have the advantage here though. Holland has a 5.06 ERA (1.50 WHIP) on the road. Fulmer has a 2.25 ERA and 0.917 WHIP at home. The Tigers are 2-0 when he starts here and they're also 2-0 in his two career starts vs. Chicago. While the Tigers are 5-2 against southpaw starters, the White Sox are just 5-8 vs. right-handers. The Sox are also only 54-71 (-22) in day games the past 2+ seasons. During that stretch, the Tigers are 73-60 (+13.2) in day games. Expect them to bounce back and improve on those stats this afternoon.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    MLB  |  Apr 29, 2017
    Mariners vs Indians
    Indians
    -191 at BMaker
    Won
    $100
    Play Type: Premium

    I'm playing on CLEVELAND 5* ANNIHILATOR. While the Mariners took yesterday's opener, the Indians should have a major advantage this afternoon. Salazar, who has already struck out 36 in 22 2/3 innings, was a hard luck loser in his lone home start. He went six innings in that one, striking out 11, while allowing just two runs on only four hits. He was also a hard-luck loser in last season's lone start against Seattle. In that 4/20/16 game, he allowed only three hits and two runs, through seven complete innings. He didn't get any support though and lost 2-1. A similar effort by Salazar this afternoon should result in a victory, as the Indians should finally provide him with some runs. The Indians are averaging 5.8 r.p.g. vs. right-handers and Gallardo has a 4.84 ERA and 1.567 WHIP thus far. Seattle relievers have a 6.53 ERA on the road. Cleveland relievers have a 1.72 ERA at home. Lay the wood wood and expect a mismatch.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    MLB  |  Apr 29, 2017
    Rays vs Blue Jays
    Blue Jays
    -121 at betonline
    Won
    $100
    Play Type: Premium

    I'm playing on TORONTO 8* BREAKFAST CLUB. The Jays badly need a win and I expect them to get one here. Liriano quietly has a 2.08 ERA his last three starts. In two starts this season at Toronto, he's got a 1.50 ERA, striking out 16 against just three walks. While Liriano has only given up one home run in four starts, Andriese has already been taken deep five times. Liriano made one home start against the Rays since becoming a Jay. Toronto won 3-2, Liriano delivering a quality start. While the Rays are a money-burning 51-65 (-17.5) in day games the past 2+ seasons, the Jays are 81-64. Behind another quality effort from Liriano, expect them to bounce back and improve on those stats this afternoon.

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    Matchup Selection W/L
    MLB  |  Apr 30, 2017
    Cubs vs Red Sox
    Red Sox
    -115 at Bovada
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing on BOSTON 10* GAME OF MONTH. These teams have split the first two games of the series. The Sox took the opener, the Cubs won big yesterday. At roughly a pick'em price, I like the Sox to bounce back and grab the rubber game. Note that Boston is already 7-3 this season, when off a loss. Both starters threw six shutout innings last time out. However, Rodriguez arguably has the superior numbers overall. He's got a 3.31 ERA compared to Hendricks' 4.50 ERA. Admittedly, Chicago relievers have pitched very well on the road. However, Boston relievers have been every bit as good here at home, arguably better. In roughly 45 road innings, Cub relievers have a stellar 2.01 ERA, allowing four home runs with a 1-2 record. In also roughly 45 home innings, Boston relievers have an even better 1.79 ERA, a 3-0 record, allowing just two home runs. Overall, Chicago relievers have a 2.71 ERA with four blown saves in 10 tries. Boston relievers have a 2.31 ERA with just two blown saves (none at home) in 10 tries. While the Cubs hit .266 on the road, the Sox hit .289 at home. With opposing batters hitting a mere .172 against Rodriguez, I'm backing the home team.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NBA  |  Apr 30, 2017
    Jazz vs Clippers
    Clippers
    -3½ -105 at Bovada
    Lost
    $105.0
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing on LA 10* MAIN EVENT. The Jazz had their opportunity to win this series. They're a much better team at Utah and all they needed to do was win their last game there. Having squandered that opportunity, I expect them to stumble against a determined LA team. Paul and co. showed their resolve last game, digging deep for the win. They come in with positive momentum and are going to be buoyed by the excited home crowd. While the Jazz are only 3-9-1 ATS the past 13 times that they were off an upset loss, the Clippers are 6-3 ATS (7-2 SU) off an upset win. LA wins, covering the small number along the way.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NHL  |  Apr 30, 2017
    Blues vs Predators
    Predators
    -140 at 5Dimes
    Won
    $100
    Play Type: Premium

    I'm playing on NASHVILLE 8* ANNIHILATOR. I was on the Blues at St. Louis last game. However, with the series shifting to Nashville, I'm backing the Preds. Nashville has had success against the Blues in this building. In fact, the Preds have won the last three meetings against the Blues here by a combined score of 14-4. This season, the Blues allowed 2.5 goals per game on the road while the Preds also allowed 2.5 goals per game at home. However, while the Blues averaged 2.7 goals per game themselves, the Preds averaged 3.2. Expect home ice to be the difference.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    MLB  |  Apr 30, 2017
    Rays vs Blue Jays
    Blue Jays
    +1½ -160 at 5Dimes
    Won
    $100
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing TORONTO on the Run-Line 10*. (+1.5 runs) This game could well be close. With an O/U line of 7.5, runs are likely to be at a premium. That said, I like getting the extra +1.5 runs with the home team here. Off yesterday's 4-1 win, the Jays come in with some positive momentum. These same two starters already faced each other this season. Both pitched well, although Sanchez was actually better. (He allowed one run in 7 innings, Archer allowed 2.) The final score was 3-2 for the Rays, a 1-run game. Last season, Sanchez made two starts against the Rays. In 14 combined innings, he allowed just a single run. The Jays won one by a score of 6-1 and the lost the other by a 3-2 score, another 1-run game. While he'll be on a pitch count here, I expect him to perform well while he's in the game. After yesterday's game, Liriano noted: "We're in April but every game we play feels like it's the playoffs right now." Expect the Jays to have a similar mentality this afternoon, earning AT LEAST the "run-line cover."

    Matchup Selection W/L
    MLB  |  Apr 30, 2017
    Pirates vs Marlins
    Marlins
    -127 at betonline
    Won
    $100
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing on MIAMI 10*. The Marlins are looking to avoid the sweep here and I feel this should be a good matchup for them to do it. Koehler has lost against the Pirates each of the last two seasons. However, a closer look shows that he pitched well in each of those games, allowing just two runs through six complete innings in both of them. A similar effort should result in victory this afternoon. Koehler checks in off a quality start. Kuhl, on the other hand, lasted a mere 1 2/3 innings last time out. During that span, he managed to give up 12 baserunners and nine earned runs. Pirates 8-10 (-2.4) off a shutout win last couple of seasons, Marlins 13-11 (+2.3) off a shutout loss. Expect them to bounce back and improve on those stats here.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    MLB  |  Apr 30, 2017
    Mariners vs Indians
    Indians
    -157 at 5Dimes
    Won
    $100
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing on CLEVELAND 10*. Tomlin's numbers may look bad overall. However, he's actually coming off back-to-back quality starts. I like the fact that he didn't walk a single batter in either game and that he also kept the ball in the park, in both games. De Jong, on the other hand, is making his first career start. He's in the rotation only due to an injury to King Felix. Note that Tomlin's teams are 5-1 over the years when he's started against Seattle. His last three starts against them have seen him record 22 K's without walking a batter, allowing only three total runs in 23+ innings. Catching the west-coast based M's playing an early game, the final one of a long road trip, expect Tomlin and the Indians to close out the series with a victory.

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    NBA  |  Apr 30, 2017
    Wizards vs Celtics
    OVER 215 -110 Won
    $100
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing on Boston/Washington to finish OVER the total 10* BREAKFAST CLUB. I won with the Wizards in their Game 6 upset at Atlanta. That 115-99 final finished above the number and brought the OVER to 28-16 in their road games. Its also worth mentioning that the OVER was 12-6 this season when the Wizards were off a double-digit win and 9-2 when they were off an upset win. Going back a couple of seasons finds the OVER at a lucrative 26-10-1 when the Wizards had scored an 'upset' in their preivous game. While the Celtics have been a profitable 'under' team on the road, the majority of their games here at Boston have finished above the total. Both teams saw the first game of their last series finish above the total. More of the same Sunday afternoon.

    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, its 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.

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