Ben Burns
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Hot Handicapper Icon Hot Streaks: 70-34 (ALL) CBB YTD | 55-22 (SIDES) CBB YTD | 80% (EPL) 2021 RECORD

TUES. PERSONAL FAVORITE TESTS AMAZING 55-22 YTD RECORD!

Ben Burns stumbled with his NBA on MLK Day but his college hoops remained WHITE HOT

A 2-0 mark with Monday's CBB plays brings Burns to a BLISTERING 70-34 on the season, 65-34 with his "premium" plays and 5-0 with his complimentary ones. 

Tuesday sees Ben elevate to his HIGHEST RATING for his latest "PERSONAL FAVORITE." With St. John's over UConn, Ben's 'sides' are 55-22 on the CBB season!

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Who is Ben Burns?

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.

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.

What sports does he bet on?

Most Ben Burns' bets are placed on the big 6 leagues (NFL, NCAAF, NBA, NCAAB, MLB and NHL), but will occasionally release picks on MMA, Soccer and CFL when he sees value.

What are his handicapping systems/methods?

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 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.

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, then that's a play.

What is his strategy for pick rating and bankroll management?

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.

Best of the Best - Equivalent to a Game of the Month or Game of the Year selection.

What should I expect for pick volume and release time?

Ben Burns has anywhere from 3-5 plays per day in various sports, increasing to 5-7 during football weekends.

Ben generally releases his plays the evening before to take advantage of early line value, with football picks posted mid-week for the upcoming weekend.


Burns 's Products

While he stayed HOT on the college hardwood, Ben Burns stumbled with his MLK Day NBA plays. He starts a new winning streak with Tuesday's NBA TV "MAIN EVENT." Get in on the ground floor right here, right NOW!

Ben Burns believes that his BIGGEST FIGHT SELECTION OF 2021 thus far is likely destined to result in a K-N-O-C-K-O-U-T. Don't wait!

**MUST PLAY ALERT** Ben Burns' BIGGEST PLAYOFF PLAY from the AFC saw Buffalo take care of Baltimore. His BIGGEST PLAYOFF PLAY from the NFC goes Sunday afternoon. Its the Bucs and the Packers and its an ABSOLUTE "MUST PLAY." (All football is 15-7 since New Year's Eve, 8-3/73% when Ben elevates to his top-rating!)

**BRADY or RODGERS?** Don't guess!

Ben Burns' football is 15-7 since New Year's Eve That includes an AWESOME 8-3/73% RECORD when Ben elevates to his top-rating. If you liked Ben Burns' biggest total from the Divisional Rd, you're going to LOVE the Championship Rd. version. It ranks among Ben's BIGGEST TOTAL OF THE ENTIRE YEAR and it simply demands your attention. Do the right thing!

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Last 10 Picks

W/L Pick Details Date League Profit Pick
Jan 19  | PREMIER
$700
PREMIER
$700
West Bromwich vs. West Ham United
Jan 18  | NCAAB
$1,000
NCAAB
$1,000
Kansas vs. Baylor
Jan 18  | NHL
$1,000
NHL
$1,000
Winnipeg vs. Toronto
Jan 18  | NBA
$800
NBA
$800
San Antonio vs. Portland
Jan 18  | NCAAB
$800
NCAAB
$800
St. John's vs. Connecticut
Jan 18  | NHL
-$800
NHL
-$800
Montreal vs. Edmonton
Jan 18  | NBA
-$1,250
NBA
-$1,250
Milwaukee vs. Brooklyn
Jan 18  | NBA
-$954
NBA
-$954
Minnesota vs. Atlanta
Jan 18  | NBA
-$816
NBA
-$816
Orlando vs. New York
Jan 17  | NFL
$1,000
NFL
$1,000
Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans
W/L Pick Details Date League Profit Pick
Jan 17  | NFL
$1,000
NFL
$1,000
Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans
Jan 17  | NFL
-$1,100
NFL
-$1,100
Cleveland vs. Kansas City
Jan 16  | NFL
$1,000
NFL
$1,000
Baltimore vs. Buffalo
Jan 16  | NFL
-$999
NFL
-$999
L.A. Rams vs. Green Bay
W/L Pick Details Date League Profit Pick
Jan 18  | NBA
$800
NBA
$800
San Antonio vs. Portland
Jan 18  | NBA
-$1,250
NBA
-$1,250
Milwaukee vs. Brooklyn
Jan 18  | NBA
-$954
NBA
-$954
Minnesota vs. Atlanta
Jan 18  | NBA
-$816
NBA
-$816
Orlando vs. New York
Jan 17  | NBA
-$1,100
NBA
-$1,100
Utah vs. Denver
Jan 16  | NBA
$1,000
NBA
$1,000
Atlanta vs. Portland
Jan 15  | NBA
-$1,100
NBA
-$1,100
Dallas vs. Milwaukee
Jan 14  | NBA
$1,000
NBA
$1,000
Golden State vs. Denver
Jan 13  | NBA
$800
NBA
$800
Memphis vs. Minnesota
Jan 13  | NBA
-$880
NBA
-$880
Brooklyn vs. New York
W/L Pick Details Date League Profit Pick
Jan 18  | NHL
$1,000
NHL
$1,000
Winnipeg vs. Toronto
Jan 18  | NHL
-$800
NHL
-$800
Montreal vs. Edmonton
Jan 17  | NHL
$800
NHL
$800
Washington vs. Pittsburgh
Jan 16  | NHL
$800
NHL
$800
Vancouver vs. Calgary
Jan 15  | NHL
$1,000
NHL
$1,000
St. Louis vs. Colorado
Jan 14  | NHL
$700
NHL
$700
Minnesota vs. Los Angeles
Jan 14  | NHL
$1,000
NHL
$1,000
Vancouver vs. Edmonton
Jan 14  | NHL
-$1,248
NHL
-$1,248
Washington vs. Buffalo
Jan 13  | NHL
$700
NHL
$700
Montreal vs. Toronto
Jan 13  | NHL
-$910
NHL
-$910
St. Louis vs. Colorado
W/L Pick Details Date League Profit Pick
Jan 11  | NCAAF
$1,000
NCAAF
$1,000
Ohio State vs. Alabama
Jan 11  | NCAAF
$1,000
NCAAF
$1,000
Ohio State vs. Alabama
W/L Pick Details Date League Profit Pick
Jan 18  | NCAAB
$1,000
NCAAB
$1,000
Kansas vs. Baylor
Jan 18  | NCAAB
$800
NCAAB
$800
St. John's vs. Connecticut
Jan 17  | NCAAB
$800
NCAAB
$800
Memphis vs. Tulsa
Jan 16  | NCAAB
-$1,090
NCAAB
-$1,090
Army vs. Boston U
Jan 15  | NCAAB
$1,000
NCAAB
$1,000
Texas-El Paso vs. North Texas
Jan 15  | NCAAB
-$944
NCAAB
-$944
Old Dominion vs. Rice
Jan 14  | NCAAB
$1,000
NCAAB
$1,000
Arizona vs. Oregon St.
Jan 14  | NCAAB
$800
NCAAB
$800
Tennessee St. vs. Jacksonville St.
Jan 14  | NCAAB
$700
NCAAB
$700
Central Florida vs. Temple
Jan 13  | NCAAB
$1,000
NCAAB
$1,000
Central Arkansas vs. Stephen F. Austin
W/L Pick Details Date League Profit Pick
Jan 19  | PREMIER
$700
PREMIER
$700
West Bromwich vs. West Ham United
Jan 16  | PREMIER
$1,000
PREMIER
$1,000
Southampton vs. Leicester City
Jan 16  | PREMIER
$800
PREMIER
$800
Chelsea vs. Fulham
Jan 16  | PREMIER
-$1,272
PREMIER
-$1,272
West Bromwich vs. Wolverhampton
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Burns 's Products

While he stayed HOT on the college hardwood, Ben Burns stumbled with his MLK Day NBA plays. He starts a new winning streak with Tuesday's NBA TV "MAIN EVENT." Get in on the ground floor right here, right NOW!

Ben Burns believes that his BIGGEST FIGHT SELECTION OF 2021 thus far is likely destined to result in a K-N-O-C-K-O-U-T. Don't wait!

**MUST PLAY ALERT** Ben Burns' BIGGEST PLAYOFF PLAY from the AFC saw Buffalo take care of Baltimore. His BIGGEST PLAYOFF PLAY from the NFC goes Sunday afternoon. Its the Bucs and the Packers and its an ABSOLUTE "MUST PLAY." (All football is 15-7 since New Year's Eve, 8-3/73% when Ben elevates to his top-rating!)

**BRADY or RODGERS?** Don't guess!

Ben Burns' football is 15-7 since New Year's Eve That includes an AWESOME 8-3/73% RECORD when Ben elevates to his top-rating. If you liked Ben Burns' biggest total from the Divisional Rd, you're going to LOVE the Championship Rd. version. It ranks among Ben's BIGGEST TOTAL OF THE ENTIRE YEAR and it simply demands your attention. Do the right thing!

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Get access to ALL of Ben’s 2020/21 NCAAB Regular Season picks [Now $200 OFF the regular price of $649].
Get access to ALL of Ben's NCAAB picks for 31 days.
Get access to ALL of Ben's 2021 NHL Regular Season and Playoff picks.
Get access to ALL of Ben's 2021 NHL Regular Season picks.
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Get access to ALL of Ben's 2020/21 NBA + NCAAB Regular Season and Playoffs/March Mayhem picks [Now $250 OFF the original price of $1,249].

Get access to ALL of Ben's 2020/21 NBA + NCAAB Regular Season picks [Now $200 OFF the original price of $999].

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