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Its official. BURNS IS THE #1 HOOPS CAPPER ON THE PLANET! In addition to being WHITE HOT on the hardwood, he's also on an 13-2 NHL RUN. Literally too many steaks to list! Huge Tuesday = ANOTHER SWEEP!

Consistency counts. Ben Burns was WHITE HOT to close 2020 and he's picked up right where he left off in '21! He's 194-130 since mid-Nov, good for $34,000+. While yesterday's NBA play was postponed, Ben is on a long-term HEATER which has seen all his top-rated basketball plays produce a REMARKABLE $107,000+ IN PROFIT!

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You likely already know how EXTREMELY HOT Ben Burns is on the hardwood. Did you know that he's also a SCORCHING 13-2 his last 15 hockey picks. Here, he lays some extra juice for a HIGH PERCENTAGE favorite ready to absolutely C-R-U-S-H its hapless opponent. Hit it now and expect a B-L-O-W-O-U-T!

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Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 25, 2021
Thunder vs Blazers
-5½ -110 at Draft Kings
Play Type: Free

Both teams played yesterday. However, not all back-to-back spots are created equally. The Thunder will also be playing their third game in the past four days, as they played Friday. That's not the case for the Blazers. Prior to last night's win, they'd had several days off. In other words, fatigue is more likely to be a factor for the visitors. The Blazers know that they hit the road for six games after this. That should provide some extra motivation to win this one. Expect them to go all out, closing out the homestand with a win and cover. Consider Portland. 

A 7-2 Sunday included a 5-0 mark with hoops/hockey. Burns is now a BLISTERING 78-35 on the CBB season, 73-35 with premium plays, 5-0 with free. Sides are 63-23. Longterm? Top-rated hoops on a $107K PROFIT RAMPAGE! Remarkably, hockey is EVEN HOTTER. He's a PERFECT 7-0 his L7, a TORRID 13-1 his L14. Ben plans to SWEEP THE BOARD Monday. You in?

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 25, 2021
#Spurs vs #Pelicans
-2½ -110 at all
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I'm playing on NEW ORLEANS. Admittedly, the Pelicans didn't fare too well on their road trip. Tonight, however, they're back home and they've got the schedule working in their favor. I expect them to make the most of it. While New Orleans had yesterday off, the Spurs are off a win against Washington. In addition to playing the second of b2b games, this will now be their third game in the past four days. This will be the third time that the Spurs have played two games in two days this season. In both previous cases, they lost and failed to cover. A loss at Minnesota and a loss right here at New Orleans. The Pelicans are 19-13 ATS their last 32, when off an 'upset' loss. I expect them to be highly motivated to snap their skid and I look for them to take advantage of the favorable schedule for the second time against the Spurs. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Jan 25, 2021
Senators vs Canucks
UNDER 6½ -120 Lost
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I'm playing on Vancouver/Ottawa UNDER the total. Both teams are coming in hungry for a win. Neither was happy with their goals allowed last game and I expect both to emphasize sound defensive play. Both teams are averaging less than three goals per game. (Ottawa averages 2.8 gpg while Vancouver averages 2.9.) While the Sens did give up five goals to the Jets last time out, the UNDER is a healthy 5-1 the past six times that the Sens allowed five or more goals, in their previous game. Look for those stats to improve as this one proves lower-scoring than many will be expecting. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 25, 2021
Texas Tech vs West Virginia
Texas Tech
+2½ -105 at linepros
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I'm playing on TEXAS TECH. The Mountaineers are a really good team. However, I believe that the Red Raiders are even better. While the Mountaineers did get a game in on the weekend, a blowout of K-State, both teams have missed some games recently, due to Covid. Prior to the off time, WVU had lost two of three. We're getting the Red Raiders as an underdog, due to the fact that they're playing on the road. However, the Raiders have no issue winning on the road. Texas Tech has won its first three road games in Conf. play, only the second time it has done so since 1996/97. While the home team has had the advantage in the series of late, I believe that the Red Raiders' ability to win on the road will prove significant. I'll take the points but am expecting the upset. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 26, 2021
Oklahoma vs Texas
-4 -112 at linepros
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I'm playing on TEXAS. The Sooners' recent hot streak has kept this line lower than it easily could have been. I feel thats providing excellent value with the Longhorns. Keep in mind that Oklahoma's wins have been coming at home. The Sooners' last three road games have ALL resulted in loses. They dropped those games at Xavier, Baylor and Kansas by an average of 14 points, two of the three losses coming by double-digits. While some may be concerned about the Longhorns' extended layoff, another potential factor helping to keep the line down, lets not forget the game against Kansas. That was a 1/2 game and the Longhorns hadn't played since 12/20. Rust? Not exactly. They crushed Kansas by a score of  84-59. While these teams have played some close ones, I see the Longhorns pulling away and covering the small number. 


Age: 45


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.