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    7 STRAIGHT PRIME TIME NFL WINNERS?! NBA on a 137-103 ATS RAMPAGE incl a 25-13 ATS YTD RECORD w/ top sides. College hoops is a HOT 7-2 this month & on a 57-40 ATS run. NHL is now a SICK 74-36 the L110. Ride the wave!

    Yesterday's winner on SMU brought Ben Burns to a SWEET 7-2/78% with his December college hoops. Going back further finds him at a FANTASTIC 57-40 ATS, dating back to last March. Burns is GOING BIG with a single HUGE play on Thursday's card. Its received TOP RATED "PERSONAL FAVORITE" status. Make sure you're on board.

    *This package includes 1 NCAA-B Spread pick


    Ben Burns is5-1-1 his L7on the pro/college hardwood. For the season, after splitting (won Charlotte, lost LA) yesterday, top-rated NBA sides are aSWEET25-13 ATS.There's absolutely NOTHING new about that. Going back a few years finds Burns' top-rated NBA sides at anINSANE 349-268 ATS.That's 56.6% against a sample size of more than 600 plays!

    *This package includes 1 NBA Spread pick

    NHL BIG JUICE B.M. BEATDOWN! (74-36 L110!)

    Ben Burns was 2-0 with Wednesday's NHL picks. Enjoying yet another stellar season, Burns is now74-36 his L110. Nothing new about that. He's been bringing home major profits on the ice for the better part of two decades now. Here, he "lays the wood" with a large favorite which he anticipates having a bigtime advantage. Its going to be a"MISMATCH!"

    *This package includes 1 NHL Money Line pick

    THURSDAY 10* NHL BLUE CHIP TOTAL! (74-36 L110!)

    A 2-0 Wednesday brings Ben Burns to aBLISTERING74-36 his L110. Nothing new about that. He's been bringing home major profits on the ice for the better part of two decades now. Here, he's isolated an O/U play worthy of hisVERY HIGHEST RATING.Do NOT miss this one!

    *This package includes 1 NHL Total pick


    Including side AND total winners last Thursday & the "over" on Monday night, Ben Burns isaPERFECT 6-0 his L6 NFL"primetime" plays. Also now on anINSANE 41-19 ATS NFL HEATERwith all of his December/January/February NFL releases since last season, Burns elevates to hisHIGHEST POSSIBLE RATINGfor Thursday'sRAIDERS/CHIEFSgame. Do NOT miss out!

    *This package includes 1 NFL Total pick


    Ben Burns has great respect for those who protect us and he's long had success when betting the service academy games. He nailed Army bydouble-digitslast year, after cashing the total by30 pointsthe previous year. He believes there'sONLY ONE WAY TO GOonce again with this year'sARMY/NAVYgame. "Make sure you're on the right side of history!"

    *This package includes 1 NCAA-F Spread pick


    Totals Expert Ben Burns is stepping outH-U-G-Ewith an O/U play that simply has"MUST PLAY"written all over it.Kickoff @ 1 ET.

    *This package includes 1 NFL Total pick


    Off a winning week in the NFL, Ben Burns enters Thursday's action withanEPIC 41-19 ATS NFL RECORDin Dec/Jan/Feb, dating back to last 12/1. He's GOING REALLY BIG with this one. You should strongly consider doing the same!

    *This package includes 1 NFL Spread pick


    The Colts/Jets 'over' the total wrapped up a winning week in the NFL & brought Ben Burns toanEPIC 41-19 ATS his L60 NFLin Dec/Jan/Feb. No surprise, as Ben always seems to DOMINATE THE NFL at this time of the year. Here he fires w/ aTRIO OF EARLY GEMS, one of which has receivedTOPPLAY STATUS. Burns is looking forNOTHING LESS THAN A 3-0 SWEEP!

    *This package includes 3 NFL Spread picks


    Ben Burns enters Thursday's action on aPERFECT 6-0 STREAKwith his "primetime" plays & on a41-19 ATS NFL RAMPAGEwith his L60, from 12/1 on. That includes the Seahawks in a BLOWOUT over Carolina last Sunday night AND the Chiefs outright over the Broncos the week before that. This week, its the Cowboys taking on the Giants &BURNS IS GOING ALL IN!

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    Ben Burns AKA "Mr Hockey" has OWNED the ice for two decades now. Don't believe it? Ask around. Its common knowledge. Burns is DOING IT AGAIN this season. Hop on board for the ride with an NHL SUPER PASS and NEVER miss another play all year (includes ALL Playoff action!)

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    Matchup Selection W/L
    NHL  |  Dec 07, 2016
    Hurricanes vs Ducks
    -155 at 5Dimes
    Play Type: Premium

    I'm playing on ANAHEIM 8*. The Ducks already won at Carolina last month. Playing on home ice, they should have the advantage once again. The Ducks, who will be hungry to snap a 2-game skid, outscore teams by a 2.9 to 2.2 average here on home ice. The Canes, who are just 42-71 (-23.9) the past few seasons in the 'revenge role,' get outscored by a 3.0 to 2.2 margin away from Carolina. While the Canes are 18-50 (-27.6) the past few seasons (0-9 L9!) in road games with an O/U line of less than 5.5, the Ducks are 40-21 (+6.4) at home with a total of less than 5.5. Ducks bounce back, moving to 29-15 their last 44, when playing with two day's rest.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NBA  |  Dec 07, 2016
    Heat vs Hawks
    -8½ -105 at 5Dimes
    Play Type: Premium

    I'm playing on ATLANTA 8*. The Hawks badly need a victory and this should be a great spot for them to break through with a big one. The Hawks, who had yesterday off, are relatively healthy. The Heat, who are off an 'upset' loss against the Knicks, are dealing with numerous injuries. While the Heat average 96.5 ppg at home, the Hawks average 106.5 ppg at home. Expect a double-digit win.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NBA  |  Dec 07, 2016
    Warriors vs Clippers
    +4½ -110 at Bovada
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing on LA 10* ESPN MAIN EVENT. This is the first of four meetings between these teams this season. Both teams will be hungry. The Warriors want to prove they're still the best in the west while the Clippers want to prove that this year will be different. The last meeting between these teams here at LA saw the Warriors, who were laying -4 points, win by three. Another game decided in the final possession won't surprise. As good as the Warriors have been on the road - and they have been outstanding - the Clippers have arguably been very nearly as good here at LA. GS has outscored teams by 12.7 ppg on the road. LA has outscored teams by 12.6 ppg here at home. While the Warriors are obviously very dangerous offensively, the Clippers are among the best defensive teams in the league. Note that while the Warriors are just 5-4 ATS in road games with an O/U line of 210 or greater, the Clippers are 2-0 ATS when playing a home game with an O/U line of 210 or greater. The schedule sets up favorably for the Clippers. They've had the past two days off and they also get the next two off. The Warriors, on the other hand, have had one day off and play tomorrow. I'm taking the points.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NCAA-B  |  Dec 07, 2016
    TCU vs SMU
    -4 -110 at 5Dimes
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing on SMU 10* GOW. The Horned Frogs come in with a perfect record, undefeated under coach Jamie Dixon. However, I believe the Mustangs are favored for good reason, as I expect TCU to suffer its first loss. Over the past 2+ seasons, the Mustangs are 37-3 SU on this floor, 27-3 SU in "lined" games. That includes a modest 3-2 ATS mark as home favorites in the -3.5 to -6 range and a perfect 5-0 ATS mark when playing a home game with an O/U line in the 130 to 134.5 range. They're undefeated at home so far this season, outscoring teams by an average score of 74 to 53.6 here.

    The Frogs, on the other hand, are 1-3 ATS as road underdogs in the +3.5 to +6 range, the past 2+ seasons. During that stretch, they're just 4-18 SU on the road overall. They've only played one "true" road game this season and that resulted in an ATS loss at UNLV. The Frogs deserve plenty of credit for their perfect start. Beating Washington and winning at UNLV are both worthy accomplishments. That said, this is the Frogs toughest test yet. They've got a number of freshman in the lineup (even Dixon has acknowledged the team is a work in progress) and I don't feel they're going to be quite up for it. Look for SMU, which has added forward Semi Ojeleye (transfer from Duke) who is averaging a team best 17.2 points to go along with 7.7 rebounds, to win its fifth straight in this series, picking up the cover along the way.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NHL  |  Dec 07, 2016
    Bruins vs Capitals
    -144 at betonline
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing on WASHINGTON 10* PERS FAV. The Caps got back on track last time out, erasing a third period deficit and beating the Sabres. Facing a team which they have dominated in recent seasons, I expect them to carry the positive momentum into this evening's game. The Caps are 42-20 (+11.5) the past 2+ seasons, when playing a home game with an O/U line of less than 5.5. That includes an 8-4 mark in that situation this season. Meanwhile, the Bruins are 2-4 this season when playing a road game with an O/U line of less than 5.5 and 24-33 (-11.1) in that situation the past 2+ seasons. The Caps, who hope to get Oshie back in the lineup, are 6-0 the past 2+ seasons in this series. I expect them to continue that dominance here.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NBA  |  Dec 07, 2016
    Pistons vs Hornets
    -5½ -110 at BMaker
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing on CHARLOTTE 10* PERS FAV. The Hornets were embarrassed by these same Pistons here just over a week ago. Tonight should provide an excellent opportunity for some payback. For the game here last Tuesday, the Hornets were off a game the previous night and playing their fourth game in the past five days. A brutal scheduling spot. The Pistons, who had enjoyed two straight days off, came in well-rested and routed them by a 112-89 margin. The shoe is on the other foot this time though. This time, while the Pistons were busy beating Chicago, the Hornets had yesterday off. In addition to playing the second of b2b games, the Pistons will also be playing their third game in the past four days. While Reggie Jackson may not play in the b2b spot for the Pistons, the Hornets hope to get Marvin Williams back, which would essentially put them at full strength. Even with last week's win here, the Pistons are still only 4-8 SU/ATS on the road. Look for the revenge-minded Hornets, who can climb back above .500 here with a win, to get some payback, picking up the cover along the way.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NBA  |  Dec 07, 2016
    Cavs vs Knicks
    -7½ -110 at BMaker
    Play Type: Free

    Depending on when/where one played the Suns, Ben Burns was either 2-0-1 or 3-0 w/ Tuesday's basketball. For the season, top-rated NBA 'sides' are a SWEET 24-12 ATS. There's absolutely NOTHING new about that. Going back a few years finds Burns' top-rated NBA sides at an INSANE 348-267 ATS. That's 56.6% against a sample size of more than 600 plays!

    These teams met on Opening Night, the Cavs winning big. The Knicks, who have been playing well in recent weeks, would surely love to avenge that 29-point loss. However, that figures to be easier said than done. The Cavs are well-rested. They had Tuesday off, after beating Toronto on Monday. Prior to that, they had both Saturday and Sunday off. Not so for the Knicks. They're off a Tuesday game at Miami and playing their third game in four days. They were 0-4 SU when playing the second of b2b games in November, losing by a minimum of five points each time. Consider Cleveland.




    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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    CFB Spread on Army v. Navy

    **#5 ranked CFB in 2008-09**
    **#6 ranked CFB in 2010-11**
    **#5 ranked Overall in 2012**
    **#5 ranked Overall in 2008**
    **#7 ranked Overall in 2011**

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