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Its been a tough start to 2015 for Ben Burns. Fortunately, he's got a long way to go yet. 

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Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 29, 2015
Florida Atlantic vs. Charlotte
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I’m playing on the Charlotte 49ers as my 9* Personal Favorite Thursday.

Charlotte is back home in Dale F. Halton Arena facing the Florida Atlantic Owls in C-USA action Thursday night, coming off two tough road games. The 49ers fell apart down the stretch at Middle Tennessee last Saturday, losing 72-69, and are eager to get back in the win column with three straight losses on their record.

Locking in on some friendly rims should keep Charlotte hot from the field. The 49ers are the top 3-point shooting team in the conference at 37.4 percent from distance, and have been especially hot from outside in recent games – knocking down 44.2 percent of their 3-point tries during that three-game losing skid.

Florida Atlantic snapped its own losing slide with a victory over a terrible Marshall team way back on January 17 and have had an extended break to slow that momentum to a standstill.

The Owls had dropped four in a row before that cupcake win and could have a tough time keeping up with the 49ers if they find their form at home. Florida Atlantic averages 73.5 points per game in Boca Raton but that number nose dives to 57.6 points on the road, where it shoots an ice-cold 39.6 percent.

The 49ers back home after some close losses and the Owls' terrible down fall away from home is why I’m playing on Charlotte as my 9* Personal Favorite Thursday.

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 29, 2015
Utah vs. UCLA
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I’m playing on the UCLA Bruins as my 10* Best Bet Thursday.

The Bruins welcome the No. 10 Utah Utes to Pauley Pavilion Thursday in a game that could truly define UCLA’s place in the Pac-12 picture. The Bruins have lost their last two games and are back home after playing three straight on the road.

UCLA is treading water in the conference standings and desperately needs a big-name victory to fill out its resume before tournament time. This is a massive revenge spot for the Bruins, who choked on a 71-39 lopsided loss in Salt Lake City earlier this month – a defeat that set the tone for an inconsistent conference schedule.

The Bruins are a different team inside Pauley, shooting 47.2 percent as hosts compared to a chilly 36.5 percent on the road. UCLA averages 83.9 points per home stand – a 23.9-point increase over its road scoring average. And the Bruins turn the ball over just 10.9 times in Pauley Pavilion, a much steadier hand than the 13.8 turnovers per game on the road.

The Utes are a similar bread, having great success at home but having a tough time translating that to their away schedule. Utah has played only six games on the road so far, going 3-3 SU and 2-1-1 ATS. And much like the Bruins, the Utes see a drastic dropoff in offensive production when in enemy territory. They score 81.8 points per home game but only 60 on the road. The home team just so happens to be a perfect 5-0 ATS in the last five meeting between these Pac-12 members.

The Bruins playing for revenge on their home court and the Utes' dropoff on the road is why I’m playing on UCLA as my 10* Best Bet Thursday.

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 29, 2015
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic
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I’m playing on the Orlando Magic as my 10* Best Bet Thursday.

The Magic are back home in the Amway Center hosting the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday night. Orlando has faced a tough stretch of games, with three of its last four coming on the road – all of which resulted in losses. The Magic have actually dropped six straight but showed signs of life – or at least betting value – by covering the 12 points in a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies last time out.

Orlando is setting up nicely at home, getting points against a Bucks team that is ripe for a letdown/lookahead spot thanks to some bigger-name teams on their recent calendar. Milwaukee is coming off game versus San Antonio and Miami, and have matchups with Portland and Toronto following Thursday’s stopover in Orlando.

The Magic have been bad defensively during this losing skid but showed some toughness in the loss to Memphis Monday. Orlando, which had allowed an average of 116 points the five games prior, held the Grizzlies to only 36 points in the second half, including 14 points in the fourth quarter. The last time the Magic faced Milwaukee, they limited the Bucks to 85 points – just 36 of those coming in the second half.

Orlando has dominated this series when it comes to the covering the spread. The Magic have covered in nine of their last 12 head-to-head clashes and are 5-1 ATS in their last six games versus the Bucks inside the Amway Center.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Jan 29, 2015
Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning
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I am playing on TAMPA BAY as my 9* Personal Favorite. The Lightning has been nearly unbeatable at home and I expect it to continue here, even with a strong team in Detroit in town.

The Red Wings have won six in a row coming in and are one of the hottest teams in the NHL heading into the All-Star Break.

Detroit has been able outscore its defensive and goaltending troubles of late. The Wings have allowed an average of four goals against per game over the last three games but still have come away with wins.

Detroit has had to play without starting goalie Jimmy Howard. Peter Mrazek has taken over as the number one goalie and he has struggled after a good start. After posting a 1.63 goals-against average through three starts, the 22-year-old has surrendered 11 goals with a 4.76 GAA in three games since.

Poor goaltending and defensive play will kill them in a game against Tampa Bay on the road.

Tampa Bay is looking to bounce back after a rare loss at Carolina. The Lightning had won three in row before the loss. Tampa Bay is a strong 19-4-1 on home ice this season so this looks like a perfect opportunity for it to bounce back.

Tampa Bay has had their trouble all all-time versus the Red Wings but has been dominant when hosting recently. The Lightning have taken five of the last six and two straight at Amalie Arena.

Tampa Bay is 7-3 after allowing four or more goals in its previous game.

Take TAMPA BAY to bounce back and win this game straight up. 9* Personal favorite.


Ben Burns burst onto the sports betting scene in the 1990s, first making his selections available to the public in 1998. Now entering his tenth year, Ben has become one of the most successful and well-respected handicappers on the entire Internet.

From 1998 to 2006, Ben had his selections documented by the Big Guy Sports Monitor. During that time, he accumulated numerous seasonal titles in all the major sports. In fact, competing against a field of 150, Ben's NFL selections still rank as #1 of all-time there. With such a commanding lead over the field, it is highly unlikely that his all-time NFL record there will ever be matched.

Like all handicappers, Ben goes through both hot and cold streaks. However, whether winning or losing, he always "tells it like it is." Perhaps more importantly, as his many fans are quick to point out, Ben's winning weeks tend to greatly outnumber his losing ones. Note that Ben followed up an extremely strong 2006 with an even better campaign in 2007!

Ben is known as a "Totals Expert" and his over/under plays are highly sought after in all sports. In addition to his "total" success, Ben's "sides" are also known for their sizzling hot streaks. While he advocates playing all his selections equally, Ben's knack for nailing his "Big" plays is truly remarkable.

Ben capped off a highly successful college football season by winning his Bowl Game of the Year, a 41-10 wire-to-wire destruction on Georgia over Hawaii. Ben's NFL playoffs didn't go as well though and he lost his first ever Super Bowl selection, when the Patriots were upset by the Giants. Despite that rare setback, Ben's Super Bowl record remains at 10-1 for his career. Additionally, his NFL playoff picks remain a powerful 47-22 (68%) ATS the past six years. Ben isn't just a football expert though, as his hockey, baseball AND basketball picks are also highly respected.

Ben logs extremely long hours. His hard work clearly shows itself in his high quality writeups and extraordinary long-term records. If you're looking for an honest, hard-working handicapper with a documented history of success, give Ben Burns a try. We're sure that you'll be impressed!

Ben Burns has been one of the top names in sports handicapping ever since making his picks public in 1998.  Ben has built an impeccable reputation by being one of the most honest men in the business.  He is widely considered an expert in every sport for over/under picks, but has also shown significant success in picking winners against the spread.

What clients love most about following Ben Burns is his in-depth analysis.  Few, if any, handicappers match his consistent insight.  This allows you to learn how to handicap your own games as you learn from one of the sharpest minds in the industry.

Ben is a self-proclaimed contraritan, meaning he often times finds those teams that the square betting public is backing and plays against them.  This method has paid off in spades, particularly in the NFL.  Keep in mind that this is no a conscious effort, but that his game analysis often points to the winning side of the game that few others are able to see.

Ben Burns has been monitored all over the place, including Big Guy Sports, where he is the All-Time leader in the NFL.  He has collected numerous seasonal awards, but is most proud of turning a profit for his clients year-in and year-out.

Since joining our network, Ben has racked up seven top-10 finishes across the NFL, NBA, college football, and baseball.  He has finished in the top 10 in college football four times and is one of our best five college handicappers of all-time.  His talents also extend to the hardwood, where he has also recorded three top-10 finishes including a 2nd place overall finish in 2010.