See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Feb 24, 2015

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites.

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Feb 17, 2015

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites.

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Feb 10, 2015

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites.

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Feb 3, 2015

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites.

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Jan 27, 2015

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites.

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Jan 20, 2015

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites.

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Jan 14, 2015

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites.

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Jan 6, 2015

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites:

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Dec 31, 2014

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites.

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Dec 23, 2014

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites.

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Dec 16, 2014

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites:

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Dec 9, 2014

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites.

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How to bet this ultra slow college hoops season

By: Ben Burns / Dec 4, 2014

This week, noted college basketball statistical guru Ken Pomeroy wrote an article for Deadspin saying this year’s college hoops season is on pace to be its slowest ever. 

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Dec 2, 2014

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites.

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Nov 25, 2014

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites:

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Nov 18, 2014

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites.

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Nov 13, 2014

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites.

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Nov 5, 2014

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you’re betting. Whether it’s a team looking past this week’s opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites.

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Oct 28, 2014

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you’re betting. Whether it’s a team looking past this week’s opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites:

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See spot. See spot bet: This week's best spot bets

By: Ben Burns / Oct 6, 2014

Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you’re betting. Whether it’s a team looking past this week’s opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots.

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NFL SuperContest Report

By: Ben Burns / Sep 16, 2014

The SuperContest at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook (formerly Las Vegas Hilton / LVH) is more popular than ever.  There are 1400 entrants this year, up 35 percent from just a year ago. Each had to pony up $1500. The record number of entrants means that the winner will take home a cool $736,575. The top 30 finishers will all take home some cash.

In case you are unfamiliar with the SuperContest, all entrants select five NFL games against the contest spread, every week, for the full season.

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Utah vs. Utah State ~ A look back at last year

By: Ben Burns / Aug 29, 2013

Often, paying attention to history helps improve one's handicapping. Often, it can also help to review one's past football picks. The good ones and the bad ones.
 
Pro handicapper Ben Burns is coming off an excellent college football season, one which began with an opening night sweep and which included a winner on Utah State over Utah.

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NFL Week 1 Lines: Champs Getting Little Respect

By: Ben Burns / May 1, 2013

As far as I'm concerned, its never too early to think about the NFL.

Some shops have posted early Week 1 lines. I'm not recommending on getting down on any at the moment.

However, I do find it interesting - and often informative - to compare these early "spring" lines to the ones that we'll see after the preseason is finished.

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NHL Playoffs Opening Round Series Prices

By: Ben Burns / Apr 29, 2013

Earlier today, I listed the various odds to win the conferences and Stanley Cup.

The lines are now out on teams to advance past the opening round.

With four of the eight favorites opening at less than -150, it appears that we've got the makings of an exciting first round.

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Cup Report; #1 Seeds Favored But Anything Possible

By: Ben Burns / Apr 29, 2013

The #1 seeds, Chicago in the West and Pittsburgh in the East, are heavily favored to represent their respective conferences in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Not surprisingly, Chicago and Pittsburgh players were gobbled up quickly in the "playoff pool" I participated in over the weekend.

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