Ben Burns Ben Burns
Ben followed up a 3-2 Monday with a 5-2 Tuesday. That included a PERFECT 3-0 SWEEP with his top-rated selections. Top-rated MLB plays are now a SICK 6-1/86% YTD. Long-term, they're up more than +64 net units PROFIT!

A 5-2 Tuesday began with a one-sided winner (Toronto) at the rink. On a "mission" now that sports are finally back, Burns WON BIG in July and he's already winning in August. He begins Wednesday with another WINNER ON ICE. Don't sleep in on this one!

*This package includes 1 NHL Total pick


***GAMES START EARLY!*** Don't have a Ben Burns membership but still want ALL FIVE WINNERS from Wednesday's card? Here's your PERFECT option, as Ben is bundling his entire card into a single 100% GUARANTEED report. Burns was 5-2 Tuesday, a PERFECT 3-0 with top-rated plays. Today's he's going for the 5-0 SWEEP. Break out your brooms and GET READY!

*This package includes 5 Picks (2 NHL Total, 1 NBA Total, 1 MLB Run Line & 1 NHL Money Line)


Burns checks in off another PERFECT 3-0 SWEEP with his top-rated selections. Top-rated MLB plays are now a SICK 6-1/86% YTD. Long-term, they're up more than +64 net units of profit, earning $64K FOR DIME PLAYERS. Top-rated basketball plays are even better. With yesterday's outright winner on Portland, we're talking nearly $108K IN PROFIT!

*This package includes 1 NBA Total pick


Ben Burns followed up a 3-2 Monday with a 5-2 Tuesday. That included a PERFECT 3-0 SWEEP with his top-rated selections. Top-rated MLB bets are now a SICK 6-1/86% YTD. Long-term, they're up more than +64 net units of profit, earning $64K FOR DIME PLAYERS. Both incredible records on the line with this BEAST Wednesday. Don't even consider missing out!

*This package includes 1 MLB Run Line pick


**MUST PLAY ALERT** If you liked cashing Ben Burns' GAME OF THE MONTH, a never-in-doubt winner, then you're going to LOVE his VERY BIGGEST TOTAL from August. Its got "MUST PLAY" written all over it. Don't delay!

*This package includes 1 NHL Total pick


Ben Burns won BIG in July and all signs point to "more of the same" in August. He followed up a 3-2 Monday with a 5-2 Tuesday. Today, he's "breaking out the broom" and his "PERSONAL FAVORITE" may well prove to be the EASISET WINNER OF 'EM ALL!

*This package includes 1 NHL Money Line pick


It seems like only yesterday that Ben Burns capped off a DOMINATING NFL PLAYOFFS with a PERFECT 3-0 SWEEP (side, total, first half) in the Super Bowl. Now, this renowned "Totals Guru" returns with another ABSOLUTE BEAST of a total. Don't wait on this one!

*This package includes 1 NFL Total pick


Ben Burns is among the most respected handicappers in the world and he's ON ABSOLUTE FIRE. Don't believe? Grab a 3-DAY PASS and see for yourself!

*This subscription includes 5 Picks (1 NBA, 3 NHL & 1 MLB)

Ben Burns' One Week All-Inclusive!

Get one week of Ben's picks for a fraction of the normal cost!

*This subscription includes 5 Picks (1 NBA, 3 NHL & 1 MLB)


Get one month of Ben's picks for a FRACTION of the overall cost!

*This subscription includes 5 Picks (1 NBA, 3 NHL & 1 MLB)

Ben Burns' College Football Season Subscription (includes ALL Bowls)

Join this proven handicapper for EVERY SINGLE college football release throughout the rest of the season, including Bowl selections and the national championship game!

No picks available.

Ben Burns' FULL Season NFL Subscription (includes Playoffs)

Burns has already DOMINATED preseason and he's poised for ANOTHER HUGE CAMPAIGN. Follow for the rest of the NFL season with this FULL season pro football pass! Get every big game, including all picks through the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl at one low price!

*This subscription includes 1 NFL pick

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Sep 13, 2020
Raiders vs. Panthers
PK -123
  at  5DIMES
in 39d

Despite the Panthers having home field advantage, the Raiders are currently slight favorites. While that may have some leaning towards the home underdog, the Raiders are favored for a reason. Carolina has a new head coach, a new offensive coordinator, a new defensive coordinator and a new starting QB. Under normal circurmstances, that might not be such a bad thing. After all, everyone is surely hungry to get the new era started with a win. However, these circumstances aren't normal. Due to the pandemic, the team hasn't had a chance to get together and that is likely to make adjusting to all the new faces/schemes difficult. Consider Vegas. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 04, 2020
Indians vs Reds
OVER 8 -115 Lost
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Cleveland/Cincy OVER the total. With all due respect to Bieber, who has admittedly gotten off to a strong start, this is a low number. Yes, yesterday's game stayed below the total. However, prior to that, eight of the previous 10 meetings between these teams had produced a minimum of nine runs, including each of the past three. I expect things to return to "normal" here. While Bieber has been sharp, Mahle hasn't been so good, though he's only made one start. Through just four innings, he gave up six hits. Mahle's two start vs. Cleveland were forgettable, a 19-4 loss and an 11-1 loss. Mahle gave up seven runs (5 earned) in the first of those, lasting just 2 1/3 innings. He wasn't all that much better in the second, sticking around only four innings. Needless to say, both games finished above the number. Look for this one to also prove higher-scoring than many will be expected. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 04, 2020
Giants vs Rockies
-168 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on COLORADO. This is an ultra competitive division. The Dodgers and Rockies figure to battle it out, along with perhaps the Padres. Right now, the Padres and Dodgers are facing each other. So, its a chance for the Rockies to put some distance between themselves and at least one of those teams. Last night, the Padres beat LA, while Colorado took care of business. That leaves the Rockies at 7-2 with both LA and SD at 7-4. With Marquez on the mound, the Rockies will have an excellent shot at again gaining on one of those teams. He's got a 1.54 ERA and 0.857 WHIP thus far. Gausman, on the other hand, has a 6.24 ERA. Rockies take advantage of the mismatch and keep on rolling. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 04, 2020
Blue Jays vs Braves
-167 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on ATLANTA. The Braves lost Soroka for the season yesterday, a devastating blow. Don't expect a repeat performance with Fried pitching today though. Indeed, the Braves aren't likely to lose too many at home with their star southpaw, now the undisputed ace with Soroka down, pitching. Thus far, Fried is a 2-0 with a 2.51 ERA to go along with a dominant 0.686 WHIP. To be fair, Shoemaker also pitched well in his lone start. However, he's not likely to get much support. Not against Fried. Not from a Toronto team which is a dismal 39-70 the past 2+ seasons against southpaws. The Jays have had a layoff - which may help from an injury perspective but not necessarily for Shoemaker's rhythm, as he hasn't pitched in a week and a half. Knowing his team needs him more than ever, expect Fried to step up once again, the Braves bouncing back and continuing their strong play here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Aug 04, 2020
Hurricanes vs Rangers
+1½ -195 at sportsbook
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing NYR on the puck-line (+1.5 goals.) Facing elimination, we're going to get the very best that the Rangers have. While coming back from a 2-0 deficit, in a best of five series, has historically proven very difficult, I don't expect the Rangers to go down without a fight. While the Panthers are 12-13 off a win by two or more goals, the Rangers are 13-8 (+8.2) off a loss by two or more. They're also 8-3 (+7.8!) after scoring one goal or less in their previous game. The first game was decided by a single goal. Expect AT LEAST another "puck-line cover" from the desperate Rangers here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 04, 2020
Mets vs Nationals
-127 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on WASHINGTON. The Nats have the schedule and venue in their favor. They should also have the edge on the mound. While the Mets are off a game at Atlanta yesterday, the champs had the day off. Despite facing the Yankees in his first start, Corbin was outstanding. He allowed just one earned run, on only two hits, while recording eight K's without walking a batter. Corbin's last start against the Mets was of the quality variety but it was at NY and against Syndergaard. (NY won 4-3.) In his last home start against the Mets, alll Corbin did was record 11 K's against just one walk, while giving up only four hits and one run, through eight innings. Washington won 5-1. Expect another win for the Nats here. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Aug 04, 2020
Rockets vs Blazers
+5 -110 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on PORTLAND. The Blazers know they can beat this Rocket team; they've taken two of three meetings this season, both in 2020. I believe that they're catching Houston at the right time. Not only are the Rockets off b2b wins against Doncic (OT) and Giannis but they've got Lebron on deck. Note that both Houston's first two games have been decided by four points while both of Portland's have been decided by five or less. Rockets are just 8-14 ATS past couple of seasons, when off an upset win as an underdog, 2-5 ATS their last seven in that situation. Grab the points. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Aug 04, 2020
Blue Jackets vs Maple Leafs
Maple Leafs
-141 at betonline
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on TORONTO. After getting blanked 2-0 in the opening game, the Leafs are going to be a hungry and desperate team. Coach Sheldon Keefe had this to say: “That's what their system is designed to do, is to frustrate you. We've talked a lot about that. But the good news is in just talking to our guys and the type of practice that we had, our guys are not frustrated. Our guys are hungry to get back at it and recognize where we can get better and know that we have more to give so we'll be ready to play tomorrow." I absolutely expect that to be the case. The Leafs had plenty of chances. This is a team with some serious offensive weapons. They hadn't been blanked in a playoff game since back in 2002 and it won't happen twice in a row. Leafs bounce back. 


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.