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99-61 HEATER IN PROGRESS > HUGE WEEKEND ON TAP! Ben Burns enters Saturday with a sweet 25-14 record over the last eight days. Going back a month or so finds him at an AWESOME 99-61 - get on board & RIDE THE WAVE
GAME OF THE WEEK (CFL) ~ 100% L6 WEEKS!

Once CFB and NFL start, many tend to forget about whats happening "north of the border." Thats a mistake though, as action in the CFL is HEATING UP in a big way. Burns is actually 100% PERFECT with his CFL releases since Labor Day. He adds to the pile on Saturday. You in?

*This package includes 1 CFL Spread pick

CFB 10* GAME OF THE WEEK! (80% YTD!)

If you enjoyed cashing Ben Burns' "Game Of The Month," you're going to LOVE what he's got lined up here. With last Saturday's WINNER, a key part of a MASSIVE WEEKEND, Ben's CFB "Game Of The Week" tickets are hitting 80% ATS YTD. Enough said!

*This package includes 1 NCAA-F Spread pick

**5-1 LAST SUNDAY** NFL BREAKFAST CLUB BLOWOUT!

Burns was 5-1 last Sunday, which brougth him to 14-4 his L18. As he releases this selection, he's off a PERFECT SWEEP of the board. Here's a BEAUTY which starts BRIGHT AND EARLY and which sets up perfectly for a B-L-O-W-O-U-T. Be there!

*This package includes 1 NFL Spread pick

**ALL EARLY** 3-GAME NFL SHOCKER REPORT! (10-2 L4 WEEKS!)

Over the past four Sundays, Ben Burns has released four "3-Game Shocker" reports. Including last week's PERFECT 3-0 SWEEP, part of a 5-1 Sunday, those 12 selections have gone a TERRIFIC 10-2. This week's version has all the makings of ANOTHER PERFECT SWEEP. Make sure you get on board right away. ALL three games go BRIGHT AND EARLY!

*This package includes 3 NFL Spread picks

**HOT SIDE** PRIMETIME NFL MAIN EVENT!

A 5-1 Sunday included an EASY WINNER on primetime, the Giants taking down Denver. That brings Burns to a FANTASTIC 14-4 his L18, entering Monday's action. Here, Burns serves up another NATIONALLY TELEVISED BEAUTY.  Be there!

*This package includes 1 NFL Spread pick

GAME OF THE WEEK (NFL) ~ DON'T WAIT!

As he releases this play, Ben Burns is a SWEET 15-5 his L20 selections, an EPIC 89-52 his L141. He's STEPPING OUT BIG here. Don't wait. Hit it right NOW!

*This package includes 1 NFL Spread pick

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. Entering Sunday, March 5th, he's on a 30-10 HEATER with all sports, including an 11-1 RECORD in the NBA. His top-rated plays are 10-1 the L11. Here's your chance to get ALL his picks for an entire week. 100% GUARANTEED!

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. Entering Sunday, March 5th, he's on a 30-10 HEATER with all sports, including an 11-1 RECORD in the NBA. His top-rated plays are 10-1 the L11. Here's your chance to get ALL his picks for an entire month. 100% GUARANTEED!

*This subscription includes 8 Picks (1 NCAA-F, 1 CFL & 6 NFL)

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Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 21, 2017
Colorado vs. Washington State
Colorado
+10½ -110
  at  BMAKER
in 1h

Some of you will recall that I successfully played against the Cougars, at Cal, last week, the start of a 14-4 Fri/Sat/Sun streak. Washington State was "riding high," entering that game. The 6-0 Cougs had a top-ten ranking and were coming off victories over USC and Oregon. They'd close as -16.5 point favorites.

Then, Friday The 13th got them. Something did, anyway. The Cougs didn't show up and the Bears came away with a convincing 37-3 victory. Thats right. They beat the closing line by 50 points. 

Off that rude awakening, I'm not sure that the Cougs are ready to be laying double-digits here. Colorado, which beat WSU by 14 points last season, is 9-4 ATS its last 13 true road games. Both this season's road games have been close, each decided by four or fewer points. Take a look at the visitors here. 

YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Oct 20, 2017
Yankees vs Astros
Astros
-137 at 5Dimes
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on HOUSTON (10* MAIN EVENT). I'm not writing the Astros off quite yet. Verlander was absolutely dominant last time out, striking out 13 in nine innings. While its not easy to face the same team twice in less than a week, I expect him to be up to the task. He's now 10-2 with a 2.36 ERA in 17 'home' games, his teams going 13-4. Note that Severino has a 5.56 ERA his last three. The Yankees are still 41-45 on the road while the Astros are 52-33 at home. Expect the Astros to bounce back and force a Game 7, moving to a lucrative 19-6 the last 25 times that they were off a shutout loss.

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Oct 20, 2017
Jazz vs Wolves
Wolves
-4 -107 at 5Dimes
Lost
$107.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on MINNESOTA (8*). While I successfully played against the T-Wolves, at SA, in their first game, I still noted that they were a team on the rise. This is a highly talented team that should show significant improvement this season. While they won (at home) in their first game, the Jazz figure to struggle again on the road this season. They're just 28-37-3 ATS (18-50 SU!) the last 68 times that they were in the underdog role. With another tough road game (OKC) on deck, the Wolves know they need to take advantage of a beatable opponent. Look for them to do just that, covering the reasonably small number along the way. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Oct 20, 2017
Hawks vs Hornets
Hornets
-6 -108 at 5Dimes
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on CHARLOTTE (8*). While I successfully played against the Hornets in their opener, I'm coming right back with them here. The Hornets took three of four meetings from the Hawks last season, including both here at Charlotte. The most recent meeting here resulted in a 105-90 victory for the Hornets, who were laying -6 at the time. With that result, Charlotte is 16-9 ATS the last 25 meetings it was a host in this series. Expect those stats to improve this evening. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Oct 20, 2017
Canucks vs Sabres
Sabres
-146 at betonline
Lost
$146.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on BUFFALO (10* PERS FAV). I successfully played against the Canucks last night and I'm going right back against them tonight. The Sabres made a number of offseason moves and were hoping to get off to a strong start. It hasn't happened. They've played the majority of their games on the road though and this is arguably the weakest team that they've faced yet. Desperate to get back on track and catching the Canucks in a b2b situation, look for the Sabres to come through with a much-needed two points.

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Oct 20, 2017
Kings vs Mavs
Mavs
-5 -105 at Bovada
Lost
$105.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on DALLAS. The Mavs got off to a terrible start last season and were never able to recover. They desperately want to avoid a similar feat this season. Off a loss in their opener and with a tough road game (at Houston) on deck, followed by a date with the defending champs, the Mavs absolutely know they need to take care of business tonight. They beat the Kings by 20 last meeting here and I expect another big win tonight. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 20, 2017
Colorado State vs New Mexico
New Mexico
+7½ -110 at Bovada
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on NEW MEXICO (10* MAIN EVENT). Its true that the Rams have dominated the Lobos in recent seasons. Its also true that New Mexico is coming off an embarrassing 38-0 loss. Those two facts have helped in providing us with very generous line value on the Lobos on Friday night. Note that CSU was only laying -3 the last time it played here. (That one was close the whole way and finished with a final score of 28-21.) Also, keep in mind that the Rams are playing their fourth road game in their past five, a difficult scheduling situation. Additionally, consider that the Rams only beat Nevada by two points last week, despite being a 24-point favorite. Meanwhile, New Mexico is actually an outstanding 5-1 ATS (6-0 SU!) the last six times it was off a conference loss. The Lobos are 2-1 here at home, the lone loss coming by only two points. Last time here? The Lobos hammered Air Force by a 58-38 margin. Expect them to bounce back with a much better effort, en route to AT LEAST a cover. 

PICKS IN PROGRESS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Oct 21, 2017
Yankees vs Astros
Astros
-125 at betonline
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on HOUSTON (10* MAIN EVENT). I won with Morton and the Astros for my "September Game Of the Month." For my October GOM, I won by playing against Morton and the Astros, a winner with CC. Sabathia and the Yankees. In both cases, I noted that Morton had been tough at home but not so good on the road. Though Morton's stats aren't too good on the road, he's 10-3 with a solid 3.34 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in his 16 home starts. While both his October starts were on road, keep in mind that Morton was 4-1 with a 2.54 ERA in five Sept. starts. I'm well aware that Sabathia has been money, off a Yanks loss this season. That said, his team is only mediocre on the road while the Astros are exceptional at home. Verlander gave the Astros their swagger back yesterday. They earned the right to play this "winner-take-all" game here at home and I expect them to make the most of it. While many might prefer the thought of a NY/LA series, I expect the Astros to be the team which finds a way.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Oct 21, 2017
Hurricanes vs Stars
Stars
-137 at betonline
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on DALLAS (10* PERS FAV). Both these teams have high hopes for this season and both have already started to play well. Playing at home, I expect the Stars to have the advantage this evening. The Stars are already 3-1 here on the season, outscoring opponents by an average of 2.7 to 1.5, outshooting them by a 37.2 to 26.5 average margin. While the Canes are playing the final leg of a road trip, the Stars know this is their last home game in October. They've absolutely dominated the Canes here over recent years, most recently a 5-2 win here last season. Expect them to take care of business on home ice, once again. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 21, 2017
Purdue vs Rutgers
Rutgers
+10 -109 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on RUTGERS (8* BREAKFAST CLUB). With all due respect to Purdue, I believe this line, which has climbed from its opener, is too high. Sure, Rutgers got blown out by Ohio State. There's no shame in that though. Other losses against Washington and at Nebraska were by an average of less than two touchdowns, as the Knights were relatively competitive in both, covering in each. Their last two games against "beatable" opponents both resulted in double-digit wins. The only time the Knight really stumbled this season, losing a game which they expect to have won, was a 3-point loss. While the Knights bring in some positive momentum from their double-digit win over Illinois, the Boilermakers are off a loss at Wisconsin, their second setback in three games. Playing their second straight road game, expect the Knights to give them all they can handle.

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 21, 2017
Indiana vs Michigan State
Michigan State
-6½ -110 at BMaker
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on MICHIGAN STATE (8* ANNIHILATOR). While I successfully played against the Spartans in last week's non-cover at Minnesota, I expect them to deliver a 'blowout' victory on Saturday afternoon. Indiana, 5-8 SU/ATS its last 13 off a conference loss, played very well last week but ultimately lost in OT against Michigan. That type of loss can take a toll on a team; I expect that to be the case here. At 5-1 the Spartans are playing well. I believe they've got an advantage on the field and in the coaching department. They also haven't forgotten that the Hoosiers upset them (at Indiana) last season. The last meeting here resulted in a 52-26 blowout win for the Spartans. I'm expecting another relatively one-sided affair.

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, it’s 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.