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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 26, 2017
Angels vs. Dodgers
Total
9 -110
  at  BMAKER
in 22h

1* FREE PLAY over Angels/Dodgers. Recent form displayed by these starting pitchers suggests we’ll have a bit of a “slug-fest” on our hands in this one. Ricky Nolasco (2-9, 5.23 ERA) has been a complete train-wreck this year and he most recently gave up five runs off seven hits with five walks over five innings in an 8-4 loss to New York on Wednesday. Nolasco hasn’t won a game since April and has posted a 6.28 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in that span (he’s just 1-5 with a 4.56 ERA on the road). Rich Hill (4-3, 4.73) has been hit-or-miss of late and while he does come in off a decent outing against the Mets on Wednesday, giving up one run with three walks over five innings, previous to that he’d been rocked for seven runs over four innings in a loss to the Indians (Hill owns a pedestrian 4.09 ERA at home as well). Consider the over in this one.

YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 24, 2017
Rockies vs Dodgers
Dodgers
-243 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

6* BLUE MARLIN on the LA Dodgers. I think Clayton Kershaw and the home side are well worth the price of admission in this particular matchup. Tyler Chatwood (6-7, 4.08 ERA) gave up two runs off five hits and four walks over six innings in a no-decision to the Giants on Sunday. Chatwood has been decent of late and has been better on the road than at home, but note that the Rockies have struggled in this spot already this season, just 1-2 (-0.5 units) as a road dog in the +175 to +250 range. Kershaw (10-2, 2.61) is simply on another level than Chatwood and he most recently picked up a win against the Mets despite not being at his best by allowing six runs over seven innings, walking one and striking out ten. Kershaw has given up a few more home runs than usual, but his 115:17 K:BB keeps him among the very elite in the league (note that he’s 7-2 with a 2.77 ERA in all “night” games this year, while LA is 32-19 +4.7 units in all night contests). Kershaw and the Dodgers roll.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 24, 2017
Reds vs Nationals
Nationals
-136 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

8* ANNIHILATOR on Washington Nationals. Joe Ross has looked brilliant at times this year and really poor in others. However, I think he still has a big advantage over Homer Bailey, who draws a tough assignment in his season debut. Bailey had elbow surgery in February. Last year he was 2-2 with a 5.74 ERA on the road. Ross (3-3, 5.98) comes in off his second quality start out of his last three trips to the hill, giving up four runs (two earned) with one walk while striking out four over six innings in a loss to the Mets on Sunday (note that Ross is 3-0 with a 3.98 ERA in all “night” games). Bailey is going to be under a pitch count, which doesn’t bode well against the league’s No. 1 offense. I like Washington to roll in this one.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 24, 2017
Blue Jays vs Royals
Royals
-119 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

10* BREAKFAST CLUB on Kansas City Royals. Marco Estrada (4-5, 4.98 ERA) has for the most part been a disaster for the Blue Jays this year, most recently giving up six runs off seven hits and four walks over 3.2 innings in a win over the Rangers on Monday, fortunate to receive a no-decision. Over his last 16.1 innings of work Estrada has now allowed 23 runs spanning four starts (he’s been particularly bad on the road as well, just 2-3 with a 4.98 ERA). Jason Vargas (10-3, 2.27) has for the most part been spectacular for the Royals this season, he most recently gave up three runs off eight hits and two walks with three K’s over six innings in a victory over the Angels on Sunday. Vargas comes in on top form having won five straight, while allowing three runs or less in all five. Over his last 32.2 innings Vargas has walked just seven batters while posting a 2.14 ERA (and note that he’s been at his best at home as well, just 5-1 with a 1.81 ERA). The Jays are a horrible 5-12 (-10.5 units) this year against southpaws, while KC is 27-25 (+5.7 units) against right-handed starters. Royals roll.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 24, 2017
Pirates vs Cardinals
OVER 8½ -110 Won
$100
Play Type: Free

1* FREE PLAY over Pirates/Cardinals. Recent form exhibited by these starting pitchers suggests we’ll have a bit of a “slug-fest” on our hands Saturday night. Gerrit Cole (5-6, 4.28 ERA) enters off his best start of the season, giving up one run off three hits and two walks over seven innings in a victory over the Brewers on Monday. Cole has been hit-or-miss all year though, looking briliant at times and very poor in others (note that he’s been at his worst on the road as well, just 3-4 with a 5.01 ERA.) Lance Lynn (5-4, 3.33) was rocked for seven runs off nine hits and two walks while striking out five over 4.2 innings in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday. Lynn now owns a poor 1.8 HR/9 and his 5.37 FIP points to possible rockier times ahead. It appears as if these two inconsistent starters could get chased early, so consider the over.

PICKS IN PROGRESS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 25, 2017
Pirates vs Cardinals
Cardinals
-151 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

10* MAIN EVENT on St. Louis Cardinals. The Pirates turn to Chad Kuhl (2-6, 5.46 ERA) on Sunday night and he comes in off a decent outing against the Brewers on Tuesday, giving up two runs over five innings. It was his first win since April 8th, so I’m not going to read too much into one decent performance (note that Kuhl hasn’t finished six frames of work since his third start of the year. Also note that he’s just 2-6 with a 6.95 ERA in all “night” games.) Mike Leake (5-6, 3.03) gave up one run off three hits over six frames, striking out five but having to settle for a no-decision in what turned out to be an extra-innings win over the Phillies on Tuesday. Leake has been far from perfect this year, but note that he owns a very respectable 2.82 ERA in all “night” games. I like Leake to easily outduel his inconsistent counterpart in this one. Cards roll.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 25, 2017
Rockies vs Dodgers
Dodgers
-182 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

6* BLUE MARLIN on the LA Dodgers. Tyler Anderson (3-5, 5.75 ERA) comes out of the bullpen to make this start. Previous to landing on the DL for the Rockies, Anderson posted a horrible 5.85 ERA and 59:29 K:BB through 11 starts (he was particularly ineffective on the road as well, posting a 5.21 ERA). Brandon McCarthy (6-3, 2.87) comes in off a commanding performance, going six scoreless in a 12-0 win over the Mets on Tuesday (striking out and walking only one.) Over his last six starts McCarthy has allowed six total runs (34.1 innings of work) to go along with a tiny 1.57 ERA (note that he’s a highly respectable 4-1 with a 2.41 ERA at home as well). No need to overthink this one, as it sets up nicely for McCarthy. Dodgers roll.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 25, 2017
Mets vs Giants
Giants
-134 at betonline
Lost
$134.0
Play Type: Top Premium

10* PERSONAL FAVORITE on San Francisco Giants. Giant’s veteran Matt Moore has struggled on the road this season, while performing quite well in front of the home town crowd. I think this performance trend continues on Sunday afternoon. The visitors hand the ball to Rafael Montero (0-4, 6.49 ERA), who has a terrible 10.80 ERA over a total of 6.2 big league innings this year. Moore (3-7, 5.82) on the other hand comes in off his best start of the season, giving up three runs off seven hits over seven innings in a win over the Braves on Tuesday, striking out six and walking just one. It was a big step in the right direction and as noted off the top, he’s been much better at home (3.07 ERA), than on the road (8.39). I like Moore to easily outduel his explosive counterpart. Giants roll.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 25, 2017
Brewers vs Braves
Braves
-130 at betonline
Lost
$130.0
Play Type: Top Premium

10* BREAKFAST CLUB on Atlanta Braves. Zach Davies (7-4, 5.40 ERA) has been hit-or-miss for the Brewers this year and he most recently wwas destroyed for seven runs off ten hits (including two HR’s) in a loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Davies has only posted three quality starts out of his 15 trips to the hill this season. Julio Teheran (6-5, 4.76) went eight innings against San Francisco on Tusday and gave up four runs (three earned) off six hits, striking out two and walking none. Teheran has struggled this year, but he continues to battle and he’s now posted three straight quality starts in a row. Recent form exhibited by each of these starters suggests that the Braves aren’t getting nearly enough respect in this matchup in my opinion. Atlanta rolls.

Matchup Selection W/L
CFL  |  Jun 25, 2017
Hamilton vs Toronto
Toronto
+3½ -110 at GTBets
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

10* GAME OF WEEK Toronto Argonauts. Hamiton’s hopes once again ride on the arm of QB Zach Collaros who was good (2,900 yards, 18 TD’s) last year, but note great (the TiCats finishd 7-11). Collaros’s favorite target was Luke Tasker, who caught 76 passes for 852 yards. RB CJ Gable rounds out a decent offense. There’s really only one way the Toronto Argonauts can go this year and that’s up. The Argos gave up a league high 568 points last season, prompting the team to focus heavily on revamping its secondary and defensive line. QB Ricky Ray is back under center and he’ll clearly be looking to improve upon his 2,400 yards that he posted in 2016. Ray though has both the track record and pedigree to return to form (he started 2016 injured and was never really able to get a handle on the season after that). Ray will be leaning heavily on talented back Brandon Whitaker, who also dealt with injury issues in 2016. Ray has plenty of raw talent at receiver as well with ex-NFL veterans DeVier Pose and Armanti Edwards. Toronto finally moves into its new home (BMO Field) and I think it’ll be able to ride the wave of emotion to a victory today (or at the very least, a comfortable cover). In a contest which I foresee being decided in the final moments, I’m grabbing the points.

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.