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With the arrival of College Football, that just means MORE opportunities to win for RED HOT Ben Burns. He was 2-1 Friday (overall) including a 58-13 LAUGHER with Arizona in NCAAF. He's won 2 of 3 in NCAAF to start!

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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 29, 2014
Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros
Houston Astros
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I'm playing on HOUSTON.  The Astros were a nice come from behind winner for me yesterday. They rallied back from an early 2-0 hole to take the game 4-2, scoring all four of their runs in the bottom of the fifth on a grand slam from Jason Castro.

Houston has been the worst team in baseball each of the previous three seasons. But this year it is Texas that will end up with that distinction.  The Astros have been able to take advantage of the Rangers misfortune by going 9-4 head to head vs. their AL West and in-state rival.  They've won eight of the last nine matchups.  Another win tonight would clinch the season series, which is important.  The Astros have been dominated in recent years by the Rangers including a 2-17 record in 2013.

Texas has very little going for itself right now.  They did win 2 of 3 at Seattle earlier in the week, but they are 17-35 their last 52 games following a loss.   They are also 15-40 their last 55 as an underdog.  No team has been outscored by a wider margin by its opponents than the Rangers at -136.

They are also 32-64 in night games.

Given an 18-24 mark vs. lefties (3.5 runs/game), the Rangers probably won't like facing Astros southpaw Brett Oberholtzer.  He's made two starts against them so far this year and allowed just three runs in 11 innings.   The last one was a 4-3 Houston win.

 Oberholtzer has a 31-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio his last 53 innings of work.

The Astros have just had the Rangers number.  Scott Baker will not be enough to turn the tide. 9* personal favorite. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 29, 2014
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks
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I'm playing on ARIZONA.   The Diamondbacks are not having a great season. But they have two distinct advantages here (1) they had Thursday off and Colorado didn't and (2) they're at home.

The Rockies are having a worse season compared to Arizona and it continued with a 4-1 loss in San Francisco yesterday.   The Diamondbacks have had a slight edge against Colorado, going 7-5 against them so far this year.  That includes taking 2 of 3 earlier this month here at Chase Field.

Arizona just got swept in a short two-game series with the Dodgers and has lost three in a row overall.  But they do come into this series with a day off.  That can be a big help.

But the major edge is playing at home.  Colorado is a league worst 19-47 on the road and five of those wins came where they just played, San Francisco.   They are 4-26 last 30 road games.

The Rockies offense takes a major hit away from Coors Field, which has always been the case.  They average only 3.4 runs/game and are batting .234.  They scored just one run Thursday.  They had just one hit Tuesday and five Wednesday.

Pitching will also be a concern for Colorado in this matchup as Christian Bergman has a 6.75 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in his four starts this year.

For Arizona, Josh Collmenter comes off a tremendous performance where he went 8.1 innings and allowed just four hits.  The lone run he gave up was unearned.  He also tied a career best with eight strikeouts and didn't walk a batter.  9* personal favorite. 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Aug 29, 2014
UNLV vs. Arizona
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I'm playing on ARIZONA.   Rich Rodriguez is probably going to always be maligned for a failed tenure at Michigan, but in many ways that's unfair.  He's done a solid job here at Arizona and that's probably underselling things.  He's gone 8-5 both years in Tucson and gone to two bowl games, winning both.

The Wildcats open this season against a UNLV program that has fallen on some hard times. The Rebels also made a bowl game last year (first once since 2000).  But they won't be going back to one this year, no matter the won-loss record, due to poor academics.  That's too bad.

It's also too bad for head coach Bobby Hauck that this game is taking place on the road. In his first three years in Vegas, his teams failed to win a single road game.  Last year saw them win three, but I certainly don't expect them to even remotely threaten to add to that win total here.

It's noteworthy that these teams did meet last year and that game was played in Vegas. Arizona still won 58-13, easily covering the 10-point spread.

UNLV has lost 13 of its previous 14 road openers and done so in pretty convincing fashion. Their average margin of defeat has been by 23 points per game the last six seasons.

The poor academic scores not only result in a bowl ban, but also the loss of four hours of practice time per week.  That's a huge disadvantage, particularly when attempting to break in a new starting quarterback and running back.

Rodriguez's teams always average a ton of points and this year should be no different. The average margin of victory for Arizona in home openers the last 13 years is 26 PPG.  9* main event


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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.