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If you make only one play this baseball season, you should strongly consider making it Ben Burns' 2018 MLB GAME OF THE YEAR. Ben enters the new week off a 2-0 Sunday at the ballpark and on a 50-30 RUN - THIS IS BIG!
GAME OF THE YEAR (MLB) ~ BURNS' 2018 MLB G.O.Y! (OFF 6-1 MONDAY)

If you make only one play this baseball season, you should strongly consider making it Ben Burns' 2018 MLB GAME OF THE YEAR. Ben is off a 6-1 MONDAY & yesterday's winner (Phillies) extended a 51-30 RUN with his top-rated MLB plays, dating back to last season. This ranks as the VERY BIGGEST OF THE ENTIRE BUNCH. Don't even consider missing out on it!

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**HOT SIDE** TUES. NBA FAN APPREC. BEST BET! (OFF 6-1 MONDAY)

Ben Burns got back on track by delivering a 6-1 MONDAY card incl. the Cavs + the Over on the hardwood. That brings him to 8-2-1 (9-2 for some) his last 11 NBA. Don't make a move on the "side" of tonight's ROCKETS/WARRIORS game without taking advantage of Ben's NBA FAN APPRECIATION BEST BET, the perfect complement to his 2018 MLB GAME OF THE YEAR!

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**8-2 NBA RUN** TUES. FAN APPREC. NBA 10* BLUE CHIP TOTAL!

SWEET 6-1 Monday included a 2-0 mark (Cavs + Over) on the hardwood, highlighted by a TOP RATED O/U WINNER. That brings Ben Burns to 8-2-1 with his NBA picks, over the past 2+ weeks. On Tuesday,, he's GOING BIG with the total once again. This time its the Rockets/Warriors and Burns is giving EVERYONE a chance to join him. SEIZE THE MOMENT!

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

Burns has EVEN BIGGER plans for the rest of the calendar year, so make sure to take advantage right away!

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Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE again here in 2017. He enters November having posted +$10,000 units combined over September and October. 

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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 22, 2018
Pirates vs. Reds
Pirates
-130
  at  5DIMES
in 11h

Ben Burns is off a 6-1 Monday that included a top-rated winner at the ballpark. He's now 51-30 his L81 top-rated MLB plays and his 2018 GAME OF THE YEAR goes today. Here, he looks at the Pirates/Reds contest. 

Both teams had yesterday off. Both are going to be hungry to get back on track today; the Pirates have lost three straight while the Reds have lost their last two. Pittsburgh should have a much better chance of victory. In addition to having a superb 1.98 ERA his last three starts overall, Taillon has also dominated the Reds the last two times that he's faced them. In fact, he's delivered 15 shutout innings in his last two starts against them, the Pirates winning by a combined score of 10-0. (Last time he saw them, he tossed a complete game 1-hitter.) Meanwhile, Harvey's teams are 1-4 his five career starts against the Pirates. Harvey gave up six runs in five innings the last time he started against Pittsburgh, his team losing 12-7. The Pirates average 4.9 runs per game, 4.5 on the road. The Reds, on the other hand, average 4.0 runs per game, just 3.7 at home. Pittsburgh hits .260 as a team, Cincy hits .238. Consider PITTSBURGH. 

YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 21, 2018
Diamondbacks vs Brewers
OVER 8 -115 Lost
$115.0
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Arizona/Milwaukee to finish OVER the total (8* O/U BEST BET). Greinke is great at home; he just beat these same Brewers there in his last start. However, its a different story when he's on the road. This season's he's got a 7.27 ERA in three road starts, all three of them finishing above the number. The Brewers will be seeing him for the second time in less than a week. Anderson hasnt started since 5/6, as his last start was a scratch due to food poisoning. He's got an ugly 6.10 ERA in four home starts. Look for the final combined score to prove higher than many will be expecting. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 21, 2018
Padres vs Nationals
Nationals
-174 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on WASHINGTON (8* ANNIHILATOR). After getting swept by the Dodgers, the Nats will be happy to see the Padres. In Gonzalez's last two starts against the Padres, he's allowed just one earned run through 12 2/3 innings. During that span, he recorded 16 K's against four walks. On the other hand, Erlin is 0-2 in two starts against the Nats. During those two games, he's got a dreadful 16.40 ERA and 2.68 WHIP, walking as many (6) as he struck out. The Nats won those games by a combined score of 22-8. Expect another blowout. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  May 21, 2018
Lightning vs Capitals
UNDER 6 -120 Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Washington/TB to finish UNDER the total (8* O/U BEST BET). Game 5 was relatively low-scoring and I expect more of the same in Game 6. The Caps have already seen the UNDER go 3-1 in these playoffs, when trailing in a series, a perfect 3-0 the last three times that they were in that situation. (All three games produced exactly five goals.) Next, they've still seen the UNDER go 10-2, excluding pushes, the past dozen times that they played a home game with an O/U line of six or greater. Expect those stats to improve here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  May 21, 2018
Lightning vs Capitals
Capitals
-124 at pinnacle
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on WASHINGTON (10* VIOLATOR). The Lightning certainly have all the momentum on their side. However, I'm not counting out the Caps quite yet. While they were never down 3-2, this is a team which was down in its series' against both the Jackets and the Penguins. Yet, in both cases, the Caps managed to come back and win the series. There's absolutely no quit in them. They're also 6-1 (+4.8) the past 2+ seasons, when off three or more consecutive losses. They were only in that situation (off 3 straight losses) twice this season and both times they snapped the skid right then and there, beating Florida and Boston in their next games. Expect them to dig deep and to force a Game 7. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 21, 2018
Braves vs Phillies
Phillies
-124 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on PHILADELPHIA (10* PERS FAV). These starters have already opposed each other three times this season. While Foltynewicz and the Braves did win the most recent of those meetings, the Phillies had taken the previous two. In fact, Pivetta's teams are 5-1 in his six starts against the Braves, while Foltynewicz’s teams are just 4-5 against the Phillies. Admittedly, Foltynewicz has been pretty strong on the road overall. However, the same can be said for Pivetta, here at home. In his five home starts, he's 2-1 (team is 4-1) with a 2.48 ERA and 1.000 WHIP. In 23 innings here, he's recorded an impressive 36 K's while walking just five. Foltynewicz, by comparison, has 20 K's vs. 10 walks in his road starts. Atlanta took two of three here a few weeks ago, including a 10-1 win in that series finale. Payback time on Monday. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  May 21, 2018
Celtics vs Cavs
OVER 206½ -105 Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on Boston/Cleveland to finish OVER the total (10* BLUE CHIP TOTAL). As you're probably aware, the first three games of this series have all fallen below the total. In each case, the losing team failed to reach the 95-point mark, leading to the low final score. However, I'm expecting things to change in Game 4. Keep in mind that Cleveland home games are still averaging 218.8 points. While the Cavs have seen the OVER go 9-6 after three or more consecutive 'unders,' the Celtics have seen the OVER go 5-1 when in the same situation. Expect those stats to improve Monday night. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  May 21, 2018
Celtics vs Cavs
Cavs
-6 -115 at BMaker
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on CLEVELAND (8* MAIN EVENT). In Game 3, Lebron and the Cavs served notice that this series is far from being finished. While the Celtics may keep things closer in Game 4, ultimately, I expect the Cavs to pull away for another win and cover. With a 35-13 record here, the Cavs are very tough on this floor. They've won their last two games here by a combined 65 points. Look for them to tie up the series, picking up the cover along the way. 

SERVICE BIO

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.