Sports Handicapper Ben Burns's Picks & Predictions

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The NFL is what made Ben Burns famous & he's determined to deliver his BEST YEAR EVER. While it may only be July, Ben has already identified FOUR WEEK 1 GEMS, all going Sunday (Sept 9th) MLB GAME OF WEEK goes today!

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Ben Burns's Premium Picks Streaks & Trends

Sport W-L Profit Win Pct Since Archive
Top MLB 134-74 $3,120 64% 2017-07-08 View Picks
Top NCAA-B 97-64 $2,709 60% 2017-02-10 View Picks
Top All Sports 48-27 $1,429 64% 2018-05-25 View Picks
NHL 92-57 $1,140 62% 2018-01-24 View Picks
Football 14-6 $756 70% 2017-12-30 View Picks
Top NFL 13-6 $640 68% 2017-11-30 View Picks
Top Basketball 74-63 $538 54% 2018-02-03 View Picks
Top NCAA-F 18-12 $446 60% 2017-10-28 View Picks
NBA 13-8 $444 62% 2018-05-04 View Picks
Top CFL 13-9 $320 59% 2017-06-22 View Picks

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Free Picks from Ben Burns

Game Details
Sep 01 '18, 4:00 PM in 40d
NCAA-F | UNLV vs USC
Play on: USC -26 -110 at betonline
Game Analysis

If you're looking for a "blowout" on the first full Saturday of football, check out USC. The Trojans, who are 18-1 their last 19 home openers, know that they have a pair of fairly tough road games (Stanford & Texas) coming up in Weeks 2 and 3. They also know that if they can survive those two games, they have a great shot at running the table. That makes taking care of business and building confidence crucial here. The Rebels may be improved from last season but we won't see that here; the Trojans are a National Title contender. Expect a "statement blowout." Consider laying the points with USC. 

Pick Released on Jul 17 at 09:40 am View Archive

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PICKS IN PROGRESS

Jul 22 '18, 3:30 PM
Play Type: Premium Pick
MLB | Braves vs Nationals
Play on: Nationals -209 at betonline
Game Analysis

I'm playing on WASHINGTON (6* BIG JUICE LAUGHER). With all due respect to Foltynewic, Scherzer is in a class of his own. He's 12-5 with a 2.41 ERA on the season and that includes a 2.15 ERA in eight daytime starts and a 1.29 ERA in two starts vs. Atlanta. Note that Foltynewic has given up five earned runs in each of his past two starts. Over the past 2+ seasons, the Braves are just 88-101, when off a win. During the same span, the Nats are 101-79, when off a loss. They're also 116-74 (+9.6) when facing fellow NL East foes. They haven't written this season off yet but know this game is crucial, particularly with an extended road trip on deck. With their ace on the mound, expect the Nats to roll. 

Pick Released on Jul 22 at 10:23 am
Jul 22 '18, 4:10 PM
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MLB | White Sox vs Mariners
Play on: Mariners -201 at pinnacle [Won: $100]
Game Analysis

I'm playing on SEATTLE (6* BIG JUICE BEATDOWN). The Mariners badly need to get back on track. This afternoon's matchup provides the perfect opportunity. Gonzales is 3-0 with an absolutely dominant 0.82 ERA and 0.68 WHIP his last three starts. Through that 22 inning span, he's given up a mere two runs. Lopez, on the other hand, gave up five runs (2 HRs) in his last start alone. Expect the M's to bounce back big, improving to 14-7 their last 21 and 4-0 their last four, off a shutout loss. 

Pick Released on Jul 22 at 10:08 am
Jul 22 '18, 6:05 PM
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MLB | Padres vs Phillies
Play on: Phillies -173 at pinnacle
Game Analysis

I'm playing on PHILADELPHIA in GAME 2 (8* VIOLATOR). The Phillies spotted San Diego four runs in Friday's series opener and still ended up winning with relative ease. Yesterday's game was rained out, making for a double-header today. I expect the Phillies to have a significant advantage in several areas in the night-cap. Velasquez has a dominant 1.93 ERA his last three starts. Perdomo, on the other hand, has an ugly 6.88 ERA his last three starts, all of them SD losses. He's now 1-4 with a 7.55 ERA and 2.097 WHIP through seven starts, six of them SD losses. Those are terrible numbers. Velasquez's lone start against SD came back in 2016 (also against Perdomo) and resulted in a complete game 3-hit shutout. In fact, Velasquez recorded 16 K's in that one. Phillies roll.

Pick Released on Jul 22 at 10:04 am
Jul 22 '18, 4:10 PM
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MLB | Rockies vs Diamondbacks
Play on: Diamondbacks -165 at pinnacle [Won: $100]
Game Analysis

I'm playing on ARIZONA (8* ANNIHILATOR). Off three straight losses, expect the Dbax to stop the bleeding this afternoon. Greinke has been money here again this season, as he was last year, and he checks in off an outstanding effort; through 7 2/3 shutout innings, he allowed just four hits. (He had 7 K's without walking a batter.) Greinke figures to get some support, too. Senzatella gave up six runs in six innings last time out, walking more than he struck out. The Dbax pounded Senzatella when they saw him last season, lighting him up for nine earned runs in five innings. (That translates to a 16.20 ERA!) Arizona won that one 10-3. Expect another blowout. 

Pick Released on Jul 22 at 09:58 am
Jul 22 '18, 1:10 PM
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MLB | Marlins vs Rays
Play on: Rays -173 at betonline [Won: $100]
Game Analysis

I'm playing on TAMPA (8* BREAKFAST CLUB). The last time that Archer faced the Marlins was the spring of 2015. Though Miami had a much better lineup at the time, Archer needed only 84 pitches to cruise through seven shutout innings. In fact, he allowed only one hit. Tampa would win 2-0. Archer should get more support than that here. Richards is off a strong start. However, that came at home. Through seven road starts, he's 1-3 with an ugly 5.93 ERA and 1.88 WHIP. Expect Archer and the Rays to close out the series with a "W." 

Pick Released on Jul 21 at 05:04 pm

List of accomplishments

Sports
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 #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 Ranked #5 in MLB 3-1 75% $174
2008 -2009 Ranked #5 in Basketball 267-242 52.5% $421
2016 Ranked #6 in PRENFL 10-6 62.5% $347
2011 Ranked #6 in PRENFL 14-10 58.3% $295
2010 Ranked #6 in Football 136-116 54% $885
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
2008 -2009 Ranked #7 in NBA 183-155 54.1% $1,423
2013 Ranked #8 in All Sports 821-655 55.6% $3,059
2012 -2013 Ranked #8 in NBA 195-163 54.5% $1,781
2009 Ranked #8 in CFB 69-57 54.8% $669
2009 Ranked #8 in Football 133-120 52.6% $156
2015 -2016 Ranked #9 in Basketball 292-245 54.4% $2,783
2014 -2015 Ranked #9 in CFL 5-4 55.6% $55
2012 Ranked #9 in NFL 84-67 55.6% $986
2011 Ranked #9 in MLB 310-223 58.2% $1,081
2017 -2018 Ranked #10 in CFL 9-5 64.3% $345
2015 Ranked #10 in Football 168-144 53.9% $1,103
2011 Ranked #10 in All Sports 910-730 55.5% $1,816
2008 Ranked #10 in Football 136-124 52.3% $26

Service Ben Burns's Bio & About Section

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.