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    YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
    Matchup Selection W/L
    NHL  |  Oct 19, 2019
    Canucks vs Devils
    Devils
    -110 at BMaker
    Won
    $100
    Play Type: Premium

    I'm playing on NJ. The Canucks have been on a nice roll. Playing an early game in the Eastern Time Zone and in potential "letdown mode" off a win over the defending champs, I expect their winning streak to come to an end here. Even off the win over the Blues, the Canucks are still just 3-8 the past 2+ seasons, after winning their previous three or more games. During that span, they're also 20-34 (-9.4) after scoring four or more goals in their previous game. The Devils got the monkey off their back with their first win last time out. They handled the Canucks last season incl. a 4-0 win here. Expect them to take care of business once again.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NCAA-F  |  Oct 19, 2019
    Buffalo vs Akron
    Akron
    +17½ -109 at GTBets
    Lost
    $109.0
    Play Type: Premium

    I'm playing on AKRON. Winless on the season, the Zips see this is a winnable game. They're going to fight with everything they've got to get that first "W." Buffalo is already 0-3 SU/ATS on the road, 0-2 ATS as a road favorite. While the Bulls are off a bye, they're just 3-17 SU (6-13-1 ATS) the past 20 times that was the case. Prior to the bye, the Bulls were off a tough 1-point loss. Their lone win of greater than 16 points was back in August, a home game against Robert Morris. (The Bulls were favored by 41 and won by 28.) Buffalo's last visit here resulted in a 1-point game. Look for Akron to provide a much tougher test than most will be expecting.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NCAA-F  |  Oct 19, 2019
    Kentucky vs Georgia
    Kentucky
    +25½ -115 at pinnacle
    Won
    $100
    Play Type: Free

    Ben Burns'2019 REVENGE GAME OF THE YEARgoes Saturday. This is one of Ben'sBIGGEST PLAYS OF THE ENTIRE SEASONand its going to be aBLOWOUT. Make sure you're on board!

    Off last week's loss, many will automatically assume that an angry Georgia team will destroy Kentucky. It might happen; the Bulldogs are certainly capable. However, I don't expect it to. Last week's loss was devastating. The Bulldogs were 3-TD favorites but fell in double-OT. Fromm and the offense never found a rhythm. That loss killed the Bulldogs' dreams of an undefeated year and changed everything. While the season isn't a write-off, by any means, I feel that its going to be hard to focus on the task at hand. Thats particularly true with Florida on deck next week. The Wildcats beat Arkansas last week and haven't lost a game by more than 17 all season. Consider grabbing the points.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NHL  |  Oct 19, 2019
    Stars vs Flyers
    Flyers
    -145 at betonline
    Lost
    $145.0
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing on PHILADELPHIA. Tough start for the Stars and I expect that to continue to be the case for at least another day. The home team won both meetings in this series last season. That was also the case the previous season. The Flyers won the two games here by identical 2-1 scores. Not only do the Flyers have the venue in their favor, they've also got the schedule working for them. The Stars fought hard against the Penguins yesterday, getting off to an early lead but ultimately losing, while the Flyers had the past couple of days off. The Stars' previous b2b situation this season resulted in a loss at Detroit. Over the past five games, all of them losses, the Stars have scored just seven combined goals. Thats not going to get it done. The Flyers are 0-3 on the road but 2-0 here at home. Off a disappointing trip out West, they're going to be angry. Home ice proves significant, again.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NCAA-F  |  Oct 19, 2019
    Arizona State vs Utah
    Utah
    -13 -110 at sportsbook
    Won
    $100
    Play Type: Top Premium

    I'm playing on UTAH. The Utes are the superior team. They're playing at home. They're on a roll. Importantly, they've also got payback on their minds. Not only did the Sun Devils beat Utah 38-20 at ASU last season but they also beat the Utes by a 30-10 score, right here, the previous season. Utah, which was favored by -10 points for that game, hasn't forgotten. The Utes have only lost one game this season. That was at USC. Their other five games have all resulted in victories and ALL have come by more than 17 points. While the Sun Devils are off b2b upset wins, they're 0-2 ATS the past couple of seasons, when off b2b SU victories when listed as underdogs. The Utes are 16-9 ATS their last 25 as favorites. Determined to avenge the recent losses, exepct them to keep the pedal to the metal the entire way, en route to another convincing win.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NCAA-F  |  Oct 19, 2019
    Rice vs UTSA
    UTSA
    +4½ -110 at betonline
    Won
    $100
    Play Type: Premium

    I'm playing on UTSA. While the Roadrunners couldn't ultimately keep up with UAB, I believe that they'll absolutely be capable of doing so against Rice. The Owls also lost against UAB in their last game and have since had a bye. Now 0-6 on the season, I don't feel that they have any business being favored. UTSA won 20-3 at Rice, last season and 20-7, at UTSA, the previous season. The Roadrunners are 4-2 ATS the past six times that they were off a double-digit conf. loss. I expect them to win outright but will happily grab the points.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NCAA-F  |  Oct 19, 2019
    Duke vs Virginia
    Virginia
    -4 -115 at pinnacle
    Won
    $100
    Play Type: Premium

    I'm playing on VIRGINIA. The Cavs have had their way with Duke in recent seasons. I expect that to continue Saturday afternoon. Note the Virginia, in addition to playing at home, plays with an extra day's worth of rest. Even with a (SU) victory last time out, the Blue Devils are just 2-7 SU in October the past 2+ seasons. While the Cavs are off a couple of difficult road games, they've been perfect at home. These teams have had one common opponent in Pittsburgh. The Cavs hammered the Panthers, 30-13, at Pittsburgh. The Blue Devils, on the other hand, lost outright, despite playing at home. Knowing they're back on the road for a couple more after this one, look for the Cavs to dig deep, bouncing back and coming away with the important win and cover.

    Matchup Selection W/L
    NCAA-F  |  Oct 19, 2019
    Wisconsin vs Illinois
    Illinois
    +29½ -109 at BMaker
    Won
    $100
    Play Type: Premium

    I'm playing on ILLINOIS. Naturally, I respect the Badgers. They're absolutely playing at a high level. However, that said, I feel that its going to be tough for them to win this one by more than four touchdowns. The Badgers have yet to play a conference road game. Their only road game at all came at South Florida. Remember, they're off a huge win over Michigan State and they've got their biggest game of the season (at Ohio State) next weekend. Given that setup, it should be easy to look past lowly Illinois. That'll prove costly though as the Illini are quietly playing (relatively) well. While they're only 1-3 here, two of the losses came by four points or less. Nobody has beaten them by more than 17 here. The Badgers were laying -29.5 points last time they played here but only won by 14. The Illini battled the whole way last week. Look for them to do the same, doing enough to hang within the generously high number.

    SERVICE BIO

    Age:45

    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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