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  • Ben Burns Ben Burns
    Burns KILLED IT w/ last season's NHL. Off to a 13-2 start, he's picked up where he left off. He's now a SICK 26-5 his L31 on the ice, dating back to the playoffs. All signs point to "more of the same" Friday!

    Burns has released nine "Breakfast Club" plays this college season, seven sides & two totals. He's 8-1 overall, aPERFECT 7-0w/ the sides. Winners included Michigan, BC, Memphis, ISU, OSU, PSU & Pitt. This week's is another ABSOLUTE BEAUTY. As always, it kicks off @ HIGH NOON (12 ET). Ben's going for8STRAIGHT WINNERS.Jump on board for the ride!

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    Burns has released nine "Breakfast Club" plays this college season, seven sides & two totals. He's 8-1 overall, aPERFECT 7-0w/ the sides. He's releasing two on Saturday, the "BLOWOUT" version and this, the "SHOCKER" version. Hop on board & prepare to watch your "play on" teamSHOCK AND AWEits opponent. Kickoff @ 12 ET.Set your alarm for EARLY!

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    Ben Burns is UNLOADING on a BEAUTY on Saturday, as the "situation" calls for him to elevate toTOP-RATED "BEST BET" STATUS.Better yet, this BLOCKBUSTER is available onNATIONAL TV.Hop on board now. Then kick back andWATCH THE WINNER COME HOME!

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    Matchup Selection W/L
    MLB  |  Oct 20, 2016
    Cubs vs Dodgers
    +1½ -125 at BMaker
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    I'm playing LA on the run-line. (+1.5 runs) With an O/U line of seven, runs are expected to be at a premium. In tonight's case, I believe that makes getting an extra +1.5 runs with the home team very attractive. Some of you will recall that I backed the Cubs when these pitchers faced each other at Wrigley on Saturday. Admittedly, Lester was much better than Maeda. Maeda's much better at home than he is on the road though and I expect him to bounce back with a better effort. He's got a solid 3.51 ERA and 1.216 WHIP in 16 starts here, not much worse than Lester's 3.17/1.148 stats on the road. Prior to Saturday, Lester's last two starts against the Dodgers, including his most recent at LA, had been decided by a single run. The Dodgers are 14-10 (+2.3) against the moneyline the past 2+ seasons, after allowing double-digits in their previous game. I expect them to bounce back with at least a "cover."

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NFL  |  Oct 20, 2016
    Bears vs Packers
    OVER 45.5 -102 Lost
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    I'm playing on Chicago/GB to finish OVER the total 10* BLUE CHIP. Normally, a Bears/Packers game is a huge deal in Chicago. However, with the Cubs playing at the same time, many sports fans in Chicago may find their attention divided. They'd be wise not to tune the football game out completely though. While both offenses struggled last time out, I expect to see plenty of points tonight. Three of four meetings, over the past couple of seasons, have produced a minimum of 54 points. Three of the Packers' past four Thursday games have finished above the total. While the OVER is 4-1 the last five times that the Bears played a road game with an O/U line in the 45.5 to 49 range, the OVER is also 6-1 the last seven times that the Packers played a home game with an O/U line in the 45.5 to 49 range. With both secondaries banged-up, I expect those stats to improve tonight.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NHL  |  Oct 20, 2016
    Maple Leafs vs Wild
    -175 at betonline
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    I'm playing on MINNESOTA 8* ANNIHILATOR. The Wild have dominated the Leafs over the years and they should have the edge again tonight. The Leafs are off a hard-fought and potentially deflating loss last night; they took a 4-1 lead into the third period only to give up the tying goal in the final minute and then to lose in OT. They're only 12-22 (-4.8) the past 2+ seasons, when playing the second of b2b games, and last night's figures to take more of a toll than some others probably did. While the price may initially seem a little steep, consider that the Wild were laying -235 the last time these teams faced each other - and that was at Toronto. They were -240 the last meeting here at Minnesota. The Wild won both those games, limiting the Leafs to a single goal in the two games combined. Knowing the hit the road for awhile after this, the Wild will be hungry to take care of business. They're already 2-0 here, scoring 10 goals in the process. They'll be licking their chops the prospect of facing a Toronto team which has allowed 10 goals in losing its two road games. With the Leafs now at 13-44 (-25) the past 2+ seasons, when playing a road game with an O/U line of 5.5, I'm laying the wood with the rested home team.

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    NCAA-F  |  Oct 20, 2016
    BYU vs Boise State
    Boise State
    -7 -110 at pinnacle
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    I'm playing on BOISE STATE 10* THURSDAY GOM. The Broncos have a score to settle. You may recall that the Cougars upset them (at BYU) last September. You may recall that one. Boise was up four with less than a minute left. They had BYU on a fourth down but BYU QB Mangum, who hails from Idaho, connected on a hail mary TD pass to Juergens to give the Cougars the lead. Moments later, they'd seal the deal with a 50-yard INT TD. Needless, to say the Broncos haven't forgotten. Even more important than avenging that loss is the chance to stay perfect. The rest of the schedule is manageable. If the Broncos can take care of business tonight, they'll have a legit shot at an undefeated season. The Broncos aren't getting a ton of respect in part because they've been winning without covering. However, I agree with coach Harsin when he noted: "Watch college football. Every single week, it's hard to win every single week. There are no apologies for a 'W.'" Keep in mind that four of six wins have still come by double-digits and that this is still a very capable team, on both sides of the ball. Both teams are on a short week. While its true that BYU has enjoyed one extra day's worth of rest, I'd argue that advantage is negated (and then some) by the fact the the Cougars have played an exhausting schedule, incl. an extra game than the Broncos, which has seen them flying all over the country. They finally get a break afte this game but that won't help them tonight. The Broncos hammered the Cougars 55-30 when the teams met here in 2014, almost exactly two years ago. Including that victory, they're 5-1 ATS (6-0 SU) the last six times that they were home favorites in the -3.5 to -7 range. I expect the revenge-minded Broncos to record another double-digit win tonight.

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    NCAA-F  |  Oct 21, 2016
    South Florida vs Temple
    South Florida
    -6½ -115 at BMaker
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    I'm playing on SOUTH FLORIDA 10* ANNIHILATOR. Both these teams have been kind to bettors. While they failed to cover last time out, the Bulls are 5-2 ATS. The Owls have fared even better at the betting window. Off six straight covers, they're 6-1 ATS on the season. Neither team has faced a very competitive schedule; both have lost when they stepped up in class. Temple lost against Penn State and Memphis. The Bulls' lone loss (Florida State) was a big one, as it cost them a shot at an undefeated season. They've responded with three straight double-digit wins though and I expect them to keep it rolling with a fourth tonight. The Owls average a respectable 32 ppg, 378 ypg. However, the Bulls' offensive numbers are much better. They average 44.1 ppg (45 on the road) on the strength of 506.4 ypg. The Owls only beat them slightly in the points allowed department, 23 to 25.9. Last year, Temple was favored by three points (at USF) yet the Bulls hammered them by 21 points. This year's Owls' team is arguably not as strong while the Bulls are even better than they were. Temple came into that game with a Top 25 ranking and an 8-1 record. After last year's game, Temple coach Matt Rhule commented: "It was just one of those nights where nothing really went well." With the Bulls at 4-1 ATS (5-0 SU) their last five as road favorites, I'm expecting a case of "deja vu" for Rhule and co. tonight.

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    NHL  |  Oct 21, 2016
    Predators vs Red Wings
    UNDER 5.5 -130
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    I'm playing on Detroit and Nashville to finish UNDER the total 10* TOTAL OF WEEK. I successfully played on the Wings to finish below the total in their last game, a 2-1 win over the Rangers. They've now seen two of their three finish with five or fewer combined goals. The Preds are also off a 2-1 game, a loss vs. Dallas. Two of their three games overall have produced five or less. Thirteen of the last 15 meetings between these teams have had had an O/U line of five. While we do have to lay some extra juice to play at 'under' 5.5 for this one, I feel it'll be worth it. Over the past 2+ seasons, the Wings have seen the UNDER go 19-11 when playing a road game with an O/U line of 5.5. During that same stretch, the Preds have seen the UNDER go 20-11 when playing a home game with an O/U line of 5.5. That's a combined 39-22 (64%) mark, more than enough to justify the extra cost. Thirteen of the last 19 meetings between these teams have produced five or fewer combined goals. More of the same Friday.




    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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