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Ben Burns's Premium Picks Streaks & Trends

Sport W-L Profit Win Pct Since Archive
All Sports 435-305 $3,656 59% 2018-05-25 View Picks
NHL 160-91 $2,603 64% 2018-01-24 View Picks
Top NCAA-B 73-49 $1,977 60% 2017-11-17 View Picks
Top Football 77-53 $1,804 59% 2017-11-23 View Picks
Top NCAA-F 47-27 $1,667 64% 2017-10-28 View Picks
Top MLB 158-102 $1,522 61% 2017-07-08 View Picks
Top Basketball 108-89 $1,110 55% 2018-02-03 View Picks
CFL 23-14 $777 62% 2018-07-28 View Picks
NFL 10-3 $645 77% 2018-11-29 View Picks
Top NBA 34-27 $468 56% 2018-05-04 View Picks
NFLX 13-9 $293 59% 2017-08-27 View Picks

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Dec 15 '18, 9:05 PM
Play Type: Top Premium Pick
NBA | Wolves vs Suns
Play on: OVER 214 -108
Game Analysis

I'm playing on Phoenix/Minnesota OVER the total (10* BLUE CHIP). I've successfully backed the Suns in each of their last home games, a cover (OT loss) vs. the Clippers and an outright double-digit win over Dallas. Off that victory and facing a Minnesota team which is currently playing some very high-scoring games, I expect to see plenty of points tonight. Note that the OVER is 10-3 the past 2+ seasons when Phoenix was off a double-digit win and 27-15 when the Suns were off an upset win as an underdog. The T-Wolves last game produced 271 combined points. The games before that saw 218, 234 and 225 points scored. The T-Wolves' last visit here saw them combine with the Suns for 221 points. Including that result, each of the last six meetings between these teams has seen a minimum of 214 combined points. Expect them to exceed that mark again tonight. 

Pick Released on Dec 15 at 10:32 am
Dec 15 '18, 10:05 PM
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NCAA-B | Loyola Marymount vs Portland State
Play on: Portland State +3 -109 at GTBets
Game Analysis

I'm playing on PORTLAND STATE (10* BEAST). To some, this may not be the most appealing matchup on the board. However, in my opinion, it offers us the best value. The Vikings have three straight home games to finish 2018 and they're looking to finish strong. While the Lions do many of the same things, the Vikings do a lot of things well. For example, they force 20.4 turnovers per game and have a +5.1 turnover margin. Even more impressive, they have a +15.3 rebounding margin, which leads the nation. The Vikings also are best in the country at offensive rebounding, with a 21.4 per game average. While the Lions average 71.5 ppg, the Vikings average 84 and over 100 at home. The Vikings are 4-1 ATS the last five times that they were home underdogs of six or fewer points. Look for them to dicatate the tempo (push the pace) and expect them to improve on those stats this evening. 

Pick Released on Dec 15 at 10:04 am
Dec 15 '18, 7:30 AM
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Soccer | Everton vs Manchester City
Play on: UNDER 2½ +195
Game Analysis

I'm playing on Everton/Man City UNDER the total (8* BREAKFAST CLUB). Everton showed it can score against mediocre competition, checking in off a 2-2 draw vs. Watford. However, when matched up against elite teams - Manchester City has conceded just nine goals through 16 P.L. matches - the goals start drying up. In fact, thats been the case against just about everyone, prior to the Watford game. Everton's previous four matches had scores of 1-1, 1-0, 1-0 and 0-0. In the two games against Chelsea and Liverpool, other teams in Man City's class, Everton failed to score a single goal. While Man. City still has plenty of weapons, the absence of David Silva figures to take a toll on the offense. Off a 2-0 loss to Chelsea, the first time in 22 league games that City had lost and conceded more than a goal, they're going to be looking for a clean sheet. Expect a relatively low-scoring affair. 

Pick Released on Dec 14 at 08:24 pm
Dec 15 '18, 11:30 AM
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NCAA-B | Iona vs Princeton
Play on: Iona +3 -105 at betonline [Lost: -$105]
Game Analysis

I'm playing on IONA. Analysis to follow shortly 

Pick Released on Dec 14 at 08:20 pm
Dec 15 '18, 1:35 PM
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NHL | Flames vs Wild
Play on: Wild -130 at betonline [Lost: -$130]
Game Analysis

I'm playing on MINNESOTA (8* BREAKFAST CLUB). These teams recently met at Calgary. The Wild, who aren't as strong away from Minnesota, were playing the front end of back-to-back road games. They were also in the midst of a stretch which saw them drop five of six. They're back home now though, where they're a solid 10-6 on the season. The return home has resulted in a dramatic improvement in play. The recent slide is now in the past; the Wild have won their last two games by a combined score of 12-2. Momentum back in their corner, expect the revenge-minded Wild to get some payback, improving to 8-4 their last 12 as a host in this series. 

Pick Released on Dec 14 at 08:14 pm
Dec 15 '18, 4:30 PM
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NFL | Texans vs Jets
Play on: UNDER 41½ -110 [Lost: -$110]
Game Analysis

I'm playing on Houston/NY UNDER the total (8* O/U BEST BET). Off last week's loss to the Colts, expect the Texans to get back to their "defensive roots" this week. Coach O'Brien said: "It's probably not going to be great weather. But our guys are going to be ready to go." His top defenders are all on board and I expect them to be at their best. J.J. Watt had this to say: "Now we have to get back to work." Cornerback Jonathan Joseph commented: "But I'm definitely sure the type of team we are. We responded from 0 and 3, so we're definitely going to respond after this loss here with bigger things at stake going forward." Meanwhile safety Tyrann Mathieu added: "We just gotta do a great job of showing up..." Note that the UNDER is 2-0 the past couple of seasons, when the Texans were off a divisional home loss. During the same span the UNDE Ris 3-0 after the Texans shad covered in five or six of their last seven. (They're now 5-2 ATS their L7.) Add to that combined perfect 5-0 mark a 9-2 UNDER mark for the Texans in December and you've got a combined 14-2 UNDER angle. On the other side, the UNDER is 5-2 during the same period, when the Jets were off an upset win as an underdog. Expect a low-scoring affair. 

Pick Released on Dec 11 at 03:01 pm
Dec 15 '18, 8:20 PM
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NFL | Browns vs Broncos
Play on: Broncos -3 -103 at pinnacle
Game Analysis

I'm playing on DENVER (10* MAIN EVENT). While I successfully played against the Broncos last week, they're back home now and I feel that they're providing us with excellent value. Keep in mind that this team had previous won and covered three straight. Last week was just a tough spot, as they were playing their second straight on the road. The Broncos' last few home games have come against quality teams like the Steelers, Texans and Rams. While Cleveland is better than it has been in recent years, the Browns have still dropped three of their last four on the road. The last two of those losses both came by double-digits. The Browns will be playing their third road game in the past four weeks and they've got divisional games against the Bengals and Ravens on deck. Expect the Broncos to bounce back and improve to 4-1 ATS the last five times that they were off an upset loss as a road favorite. 

Pick Released on Dec 11 at 02:57 pm
Dec 15 '18, 2:00 PM
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NCAA-F | North Texas vs Utah State
Play on: North Texas +9 -105 at 5Dimes [Lost: -$105]
Game Analysis

I'm playing on NORTH TEXAS (10* MAIN EVENT). The Aggies will say all the right things that they're happy to be here. They're not. They wanted a bigger bowl and this is a disappointment. That type of disappointment makes it difficult to win, let alone cover a big number. The Aggies' task is made that much tougher by the fact that the Mean Green are actually pretty good. In 2015, the Mean Green won only a single game, before hiring current head coach Seth Littrell. That hiring proved to be huge for them, as they've been competitive ever since. This marks their second straight season with nine wins and this is their best team under Littrel. While Littrel was rumord to be heading to K-State, he reportedly withdrew his name from consideration. Meanwhile, Utah State's coach (Matt Wells) has already left for Texas Tech. The Aggie offensive and defensive coordinators joined him, too. Having come up short in bowl games the past two seasons, the Mean Green have something to prove. I believe that this game means more to them and I expect that to lead to AT LEAST a cover. 

Pick Released on Dec 05 at 04:20 pm

List of accomplishments

Year Accomplishment Record Win % Profit
2013 -2014 Ranked #1 in NHL 121-71 63% $2,306
2015 -2016 Ranked #2 in NHL 196-121 61.8% $1,721
2014 Ranked #2 in PRENFL 7-2 77.8% $465
2010 -2011 Ranked #2 in NBA 195-165 54.2% $1,525
2010 -2011 Ranked #2 in Basketball 274-238 53.5% $1,450
2014 Ranked #3 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
2016 Ranked #5 in PRENFL 10-6 62.5% $347
2008 Ranked #5 in MLB 3-1 75% $174
2008 -2009 Ranked #5 in Basketball 267-242 52.5% $421
2011 Ranked #6 in PRENFL 14-10 58.3% $295
2010 Ranked #6 in NFL 74-59 55.6% $910
2009 -2010 Ranked #6 in NBA 192-160 54.6% $1,702
2009 -2010 Ranked #6 in Basketball 272-235 53.7% $1,551
2008 Ranked #6 in CFB 75-66 53.2% $277
2008 Ranked #6 in All Sports 187-165 53.1% $709
2015 Ranked #7 in NFL 85-65 56.7% $1,400
2012 Ranked #7 in CFB 87-68 56.1% $1,206
2012 -2013 Ranked #7 in Basketball 295-253 53.8% $1,970
2010 Ranked #7 in Football 136-116 54% $885
2008 -2009 Ranked #7 in NBA 183-155 54.1% $1,423
2014 -2015 Ranked #8 in CFL 5-4 55.6% $55
2013 Ranked #8 in All Sports 821-655 55.6% $3,059
2012 -2013 Ranked #8 in NBA 195-163 54.5% $1,781
2017 -2018 Ranked #9 in CFL 9-5 64.3% $345
2015 -2016 Ranked #9 in Basketball 292-245 54.4% $2,783
2012 Ranked #9 in NFL 84-67 55.6% $986
2009 Ranked #9 in CFB 69-57 54.8% $669
2009 Ranked #9 in Football 133-120 52.6% $156
2015 Ranked #10 in Football 168-144 53.9% $1,103
2011 Ranked #10 in MLB 310-223 58.2% $1,081
2008 Ranked #10 in Football 136-124 52.3% $26

Service Ben Burns's Bio & About Section

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.