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  • Ben Burns Ben Burns
    SWEET 7-2 on Saturday, 5-1 on the gridiron & 2-1 at the ballpark. His top-rated plays were a PERFECT 4-0. Now, Burns turns his focus to the pros, where he's anticipating a MASSIVE SUNDAY - get on board, RIDE WAVE!

    Burns was aPERFECT 5-0w/ Sunday's NFL. Those five ticketscovered by an average of 16 points, incl. a 17-point LAUGHER w/ his EARLY "BEST BET." Now aSICK 49-24 ATS his L73 NFLtop plays, Burns is expecting "more of the same" w/ this week's version. Once again, it kicksE-A-R-L-Y. Don't wait for the line/price to get worse. Get downA.S.A.P!

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    Ben Burns was aPERFECT 5-0with last Sunday's NFL. Four of five winners beat the number by double-digits. The only one that didn't was his "Personal Favorite" on Carolina. (The Panthers covered just not by as much as the rest of Ben's plays!) This week's version goesBRIGHT & EARLYSunday & will test Burns'49-24 ATSNFL TOP PLAY HEATER.Be there!

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    Ben Burns was aSWEET 7-2on Saturday, 5-1 on the gridiron & 2-1 w/ his MLB. Speaking of HUGE days, Ben KILLED IT last Sunday & he's expecting another MASSIVE HAUL today. His top-rated NFL plays are on aSICK 49-24 ATS STREAK& his top-rated NFL totals are aSICK 20-8the L28. Here, however, Ben "lays some extra wood" for aBLOWOUT @ THE BALLPARK!

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    Burns was aPERFECT 5-0with his Week 2 Sunday NFL. He covered the spread by an average of 16 ppg, as ALL the winners were E-A-S-Y. Among the EASY WINNERS was his "Afternoon Annihilator," Zona's40-7 DESTRUCTIONof Tampa. If you enjoyed thatWIRE-TO-WIRE BEATDOWN, you'll LOVE what Burns has lined up here. Get down. Kick back.Expect a BLOWOUT!

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    BURNS' 10* TOTAL OF THE WEEK! (20-8 L28!)

    Burns was aPERFECT 3-0w/ Sunday's totals, part of aPERFECT 5-0 NFL SWEEP.All three of them (2 unders, 1 over) won by double-digits, incl his TOTAL OF THE WEEK, which came from the Sunday Night game, at Minnesota. We don't have to wait as long this time, Ben's T.O.W. goes Sunday afternoon.Top NFL Totals now 20-8 the L28.You kno what to do!

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    Burns was a SWEET 5-1 in Week 2.Four of five winners beat the number by double-digits, the other (Carolina) won by 19, covering by "only" six. Long known as a "Big Game Expert," Ben's top-rated NFL plays enter Wk 3 on anAMAZING 49-24 ATS HEATER,dating back to last year.Now, Ben serves up hisBIGGEST PLAY OF THE SEASONto date. Do NOT wait!

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    BURNS' 10* MNF BLUE CHIP! (20-8 L28 TOP TOTALS!)

    Totals Expert Ben Burns was aPERFECT 3-0with Sunday's totals.Det/Ten had an O/U line in the high 40s. Burns went "under" & it finished with 31. SF/Car had an O/U line in the mid-40s. Ben went "over" & they reached 73. Last but not least, he nailed the SNF "under" (31 points) yet ANOTHER DOUBLE-DIGIT WINNER.Top-rated NFL totals now 20-8 the L28!

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    Matchup Selection W/L
    NCAA-F  |  Sep 24, 2016
    Stanford vs UCLA
    +3 +106 at 5Dimes
    Play Type: Premium

    I'm playing on UCLA. While the Cardinal have certainly enjoyed the edge in this series, I believe the Bruins have an excellent shot at snapping an extended (8-game) skid against them this evening. As per usual, the Cardinal are a very strong team. They dominated USC last week, after beating K-State by 13 in their opener. They're on the road for this first time though and I believe that this year's Bruins' team is better than the ones that Stanford has owned in recent seasons. While the Bruins have yet to cover, they rallied in their opening loss at A&M and have since bounced back with wins against UNLV and BYU. While McCaffery dominated the Bruins last year, I'm not convinced that the Stanford offensive line is quite as dominant as last year and also feel that the UCLA defensive front is better equipped to deal with them. McCaffery will still put up numbers but the big holes should be harder to come by. UCLA should have the edge at QB, as Josh Rosen is the real deal while Burns will be making his first start at the Rose Bowl. In a hard fought affair, dont be shocked when the Bruins finish on top.

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    CFL  |  Sep 24, 2016
    Hamilton vs Saskatchewan
    +5 -105 at BMaker
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    I'm playing on SASKATCHEWAN. This will be the final year that games are played at Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field, as it will be replaced by a new Mosaic Stadium next year. With the Ti-Cats coming to town, fans will recall the most-important home-field victory in Saskatchewan history, when the Riders hammered Hamilton here to win the Grey Cup, a few years ago. While those fond memories remain strong in Regina, recent memories haven't been nearly as sweet. This year's team has struggled, particularly on the road, where the Riders are 0-6. The worst of those losses came back in August, at Hamilton. In that 8/20 game, the Ti-Cats destroyed the Riders by a 53-7 margin. I don't believe that result sat too well with the Riders' players and coaches. Despite their commanding lead, the Ti-Cats were throwing the ball right up until the end, throwing for the final TD with just over a minute to go. The Riders haven't forgotten and they've been waiting to get some payback here at home, where they play much better. Note that they're 16-5 SU and 15-6 ATS their last 21 home meetings with the Ti-Cats. Hamilton isn't as good on the road, going 3-4 SU/ATS and outscoring teams by a 29.1 to 29 margin. The Riders are 3-1 ATS as home underdogs in the 3.5 to 7 range. I look for them to improve on those stats tonight with an excellent shot at the outright upset.

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    MLB  |  Sep 24, 2016
    Braves vs Marlins
    -159 at BMaker
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    I'm playing on MIAMI. The Braves are certainly the hotter team at the moment. However, the Marlins should have a solid advantage in this one. Blair is 1-6 with a 7.72 ERA as a starter. Even after a rare quality effort last time out, he's still got a 9.42 ERA his last three. His team is 3-10 (-4.4) when he's taken the mound. On the other hand, Chen's team is 12-8 when he starts, 7-3 (+3.7) at home. The Braves average 3.7 rpg vs. southpaws, hitting .251. The Marlins hit .266 vs. rh'ers, averaging 4.0 rpg. Miami bounces back.

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    MLB  |  Sep 24, 2016
    Angels vs Astros
    -132 at 5Dimes
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    I'm playing on HOUSTON. Peacock was outstanding (1 run on 3 hits, through 6 innings) in his lone start here. Chacin, on the other hand, is 1-6 with a 6.91 ERA and 1.762 WHIP in 12 road starts. Peacock is backed by an Astros' bullpen which has a combined 2.88 ERA and 0.949 WHIP here at home. Chacin, on the other hand, is backed by an LA bullpen which has a 4.16 ERA and 1.482 WHIP on the road. While they've stumbled in the first two games of this series, the Astros are still a lucrative 36-19 (+9.2) when facing sub-500 teams this season. Look for them to bounce back, improving to 8-4 their last 12, after giving up 10 or more runs in their previous game.

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    MLB  |  Sep 24, 2016
    Diamondbacks vs Orioles
    -155 at 5Dimes
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    I'm playing on BALTIMORE. While he didn't go deep in the game, Miley got back on track last time out. He threw four shutout innings, allowing a single hit. Ray can't say the same thing. He allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings. The Dbax are 34-41 on the road and 5-13 against A.L. teams. The O's are 48-31 (+12) at home, 12-6 against N.L. teams. The Baltimore bullpen has a 2.84 ERA and 1.194 combined WHIP at home. On the other hand, Arizona relievers have a 5.05 ERA and 1.479 WHIP on the road. Baltimore converts nearly 80% of save chances, Arizona roughly 60%. Baltimore makes it two in a row.

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    NCAA-F  |  Sep 24, 2016
    Washington vs Arizona
    +14 -106 at pinnacle
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    I'm playing on ARIZONA. Washington has a good team this year and looked impressive through its first three games. However, lets keep in mind that all three of those games were at home and that all three were against teams which were weaker than Arizona; the Huskies were laying more than 100 combined points in the three games combined. Now, however, the Huskies play their first conference game and they do so late in the evening at a hostile environment. They'll be facing an improved Arizona team which has been getting better each week and which will be determined to get some payback after getting destroyed by the Huskies last year.

    Washington coach Chris Pederson noted: "...everybody plays a little bit harder and all those type of things. And then you factor in that we're going away, night game, first league game -- I know what the energy will be like in that stadium. That will feel completely different to us."

    There's also a huge home game vs. Standford on the deck, followed by a road date at Oregon. So, it might be easy to look past a Wildcat team which they hammered last season.

    The line climbed higher due in part to injuries to Arizona's QB Solomon and RB Wilson. However, replacements Dawkins and Taylor may in fact both be better. Dawkins can run a lot better than Solomon and is full of confidence after a big game vs. Hawaii. Rich Rodriguez noted: "The thing he did well against Hawaii was his decision-making was good. His eyes were in the right spot. He was decisive in all of his actions, and I think that is why he gained some confidence as the game went on."

    Meanwhile, Taylor came in and racked up 168 yards on 18 carries. Rodriguez said this of Taylor: "He has probably learned as quickly as any true freshman I have ever had, and I have had some really good ones throughout the years."

    The Wildcats, who beat the Huskies by a point when these teams met here in 2014, will be thinking upset. After all, they're 7-5 their last 12 home games against top-10 teams (dating back to 2005) and they've beaten a top-10 team every year that Rodriguez has been here. Look for them to give the Huskies a much tougher test than expected.

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    NCAA-F  |  Sep 24, 2016
    Colorado vs Oregon
    OVER 68.5 -110 Won
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    I'm playing on Colorado and Oregon to finish OVER the total. I'm expecting plenty of offense in this one and while the number is high, I don't believe that it will prove to be high enough. Both offenses are scoring. Both defenses have shown that they can be vulnerable. The Ducks are averaging 43 ppg (48.5 ppg in two home games) on the strength of 543 ypg, 577 at home. However, they've also allowed 29.7 ppg and more than 400 ypg. All three opponents, even Cal-Davis, scored at least 26 points against them. The Buffaloes gave up 45 points last week. Their offense has been very good though, averaging 42.7 ppg on the strength of 500 ypg. As I mentioned when I backed the Buffaloes in their Week 1 blowout of CSU, after hiring Darrin Chiaverini from Texas Tech, this year's team is "pushing the pace" more. Last year's meeting stayed below the total, but barely. The O/U line was 68 and the teams combined for 65. I expect them to combine for considerably more than that here, the OVER improving to 17-6 the last 23 times that the Ducks played a home game with an O/U line in the 63.5 to 70 range.

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    NCAA-F  |  Sep 24, 2016
    Florida vs Tennessee
    -6½ -115 at BMaker
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing on TENNESSEE. The Gators beat the Vols by a point (28-27) last year. They also beat them by a single point (10-9) the previous year. In fact, Tennessee hasn't beaten Florida since 2004. The Vols should get some payback on Saturday afternoon though - and by a lot more than a point. Both teams are dealing with some injury issues. Cornerback Cam Sutton and MLB Darrin Kirkland Jr are among the injured for the Vols. Both of those losses are admittedly significant. The Gators' injuries are arguably even bigger though, starting with QB Del Rio. It doesn't help matter that they're also banged up along the line at the offensive guard spots. While they hope to have WR Gallaway available, he may be at less than 100%. The time is right. Look for Butch Jones' veteran team to do something no Tennessee team has done in more than a decade, covering the number along the way.

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    NCAA-F  |  Sep 24, 2016
    San Jose State vs Iowa State
    Iowa State
    -6½ -110 at pinnacle
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    I'm playing on IOWA STATE. The Cyclones badly need a victory. They're the only winless team in the Big 12 and they can already tell that wins won't be coming easily this year. They can't afford to squander an opportunity like this one. The Iowa State offense should have a chance for a big game. The Spartans, a weak West-Coast based team playing an early game, are allowing 475 yards per game thus far, an average of 38 points. They've given up a minimum of 34 in all three games. It's likely going to be the softest run-defense that Iowa State sees this year. On the other side of the ball, the San Jose State has also allowed 16 sacks, the most in the country. Already 0-2 ATS when getting points this season, the Spartans are a dismal 2-13 ATS (0-15 SU) their last 15 as underdogs, 0-8 ATS when the line ranged from +3.5 to +10. Look for the Cyclones to get the monkey off their back, covering the relatively small number along the way.




    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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