Ben Burns

Ben Burns

Burns threw up an airball with his GOY on Baylor Friday. It was a terrible play & he was very unhappy about it. he got back to work & delivered a 2-0 "sweep" with Sat's top-rated releases, nailing Oregon & Portland!


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Mar 26 '17, 7:08 PM
Play Type: Premium Pick
NHL | Flyers vs Penguins
Play on: Penguins -215 at BMaker [Lost: -$215]
Game Analysis

I'm playing on PITTSBURGH 5* BM BEATDOWN. While this line is high, it could easily be higher. The Pens are 28-8 (+12.3) at home. The Flyers are 13-24 (-9.2) on the road. While the Flyers are 12-19 against winning teams, the Pens are 30-14 against losing teams. Off back-to-back losses, the Pens are going to be motivated to get back on track, particularly as the Flyers beat them 4-0 the last time that these teams met. They're 19-4 (+13.6) after allowing four or more goals. With the venue and schedule in their favor, expect the Pens to improve on those stats on Sunday. 

Pick Released on Mar 26 at 06:05 am
Mar 26 '17, 2:20 PM
Play Type: Top Premium Pick
NCAA-B | South Carolina vs Florida
Play on: UNDER 135 -110 [Lost: -$110]
Game Analysis

I'm playing on Florida/South Carolina to finish UNDER the total 10* BEST BET. These teams are both capable of playing very stingy defense. We saw that when they faced each other in the first of two meetings this season. That game produced a mere 110 combined points. (The rematch was higher-scoring.) On the season, the Gators allow an average of 66.2 points per game. The Gamecocks allow an average of 64.8. South Carolina held Baylor to a mere 50 points last time out. Florida is only a couple of games removed from limiting Virginia to only 39. Note that the UNDER is 8-2 the last 10 times that the Gamecocks were off a game in which they allowed 60 or fewer points. Going back further finds the UNDER at 22-7 when the Gamecocks were in that situation. Also, note that the UNDER is now 18-8 the last 26 times that the Gamecocks were listed as underdogs. With the UNDER also 4-1 the last five times that the Gators played with one or less day's worth of rest in between games, I'm expecting a low-scoring affair. 

Pick Released on Mar 25 at 11:10 pm
Mar 26 '17, 6:15 PM
Play Type: Top Premium Pick
NBA | 76ers vs Pacers
Play on: Pacers -8½ -110 at Bovada [Won: $100]
Game Analysis

I'm playing on INDIANA 10* PERS FAV. Off back-to-back losses, the Pacers can't afford another setback here. While they've admittedly played much better in recent weeks, the 76ers are still an ugly 10-26 on the road. The Pacers, on the other hand, are 25-11 at home. The Pacers are a perfect 6-0 the last six times that they hosted the 76ers. They won those games by a combined 72 points, an average of a dozen points per victory. In five of those six games, including this season's earlier meeting, the Pacers were laying double-digits. However, we're only laying single-digits this time. As I'm expecting the Pacers to pull away for a double-digit win, I feel the lower line is providing us with excellent value. 

Pick Released on Mar 25 at 11:05 pm
Mar 26 '17, 1:15 PM
Play Type: Top Premium Pick
NBA | Nets vs Hawks
Play on: Hawks -6½ -110 at BMaker [Lost: -$110]
Game Analysis

I'm playing on ATLANTA. The Hawks badly need a victory and a visit from the Nets should provide them with the perfect opportunity. While the Nets are 5-30 on the road, the Hawks are still 19-17 at home. When the Hawks hosted the Nets a few weeks ago, they were laying -10 points. When they played at Brooklyn in January, they were laying -8.5 points. They won those two games by an average of 12.5 points. This afternoon, as a result of recent results, we're getting a far lower line to work with. I feel thats providing us with excellent value on what should be a highly motivated home team. 

Pick Released on Mar 25 at 09:01 pm
Mar 26 '17, 8:08 PM
Play Type: Premium Pick
NHL | Canucks vs Jets
Play on: Jets -160 at betonline [Won: $100]
Game Analysis

I'm playing on WINNIPEG. Off back-to-back losses and looking to get back to 500 at home, the Jets should be highly motivated. While the Jets had yesterday off, the Canucks are off an upset win at Minnesota. They're still only 12-25 on the road though. This will mark the final leg of a 5-game road trip. The Jets are a perfect 3-0 as a host in the series the past couple of seasons. They won those games by a combined score of 11-5. Expect another victory on Sunday. 

Pick Released on Mar 25 at 08:56 pm

List of accomplishments

Year Accomplishment Record Win % Profit
2013 -2014 Ranked #1 in NHL 173-94 64.8% $4,574
2012 -2013 Ranked #1 in NHL 121-71 63% $2,306
2015 -2016 Ranked #2 in NHL 197-121 62% $1,821
2010 -2011 Ranked #2 in NBA 195-165 54.2% $1,534
2010 -2011 Ranked #2 in Basketball 274-238 53.5% $1,459
2014 Ranked #4 in MLB 226-138 62.1% $3,054
2014 Ranked #4 in All Sports 760-570 57.1% $6,131
2012 Ranked #4 in Football 171-135 55.9% $2,192
2010 Ranked #5 in NFL 74-59 55.6% $910
2008 -2009 Ranked #5 in Basketball 267-242 52.5% $441
2014 Ranked #6 in PRENFL 7-2 77.8% $465
2009 -2010 Ranked #6 in NBA 192-160 54.6% $1,690
2008 Ranked #6 in MLB 3-1 75% $174
2008 Ranked #6 in CFB 75-66 53.2% $277
2008 Ranked #6 in All Sports 187-165 53.1% $709
2012 Ranked #7 in CFB 87-68 56.1% $1,206
2011 Ranked #7 in PRENFL 14-10 58.3% $295
2010 Ranked #7 in Football 136-116 54% $885
2008 -2009 Ranked #7 in NBA 183-155 54.1% $1,442
2015 Ranked #8 in NFL 85-65 56.7% $1,400
2009 Ranked #8 in CFB 69-57 54.8% $680
2009 -2010 Ranked #8 in Basketball 272-235 53.7% $1,543
2015 -2016 Ranked #9 in Basketball 292-245 54.4% $2,783
2013 Ranked #9 in All Sports 821-655 55.6% $3,061
2012 Ranked #9 in NFL 84-67 55.6% $986
2012 -2013 Ranked #9 in NBA 195-163 54.5% $1,784
2012 -2013 Ranked #9 in Basketball 295-253 53.8% $1,973
2009 Ranked #9 in Football 133-120 52.6% $167
2011 Ranked #10 in MLB 310-223 58.2% $1,096


Age: 42


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 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.