Visit us on  Join us on!  Let's Have some FUN!!Play some Poker!!We know what YOU want!!Check out our CASINO pages!
Top Sports Handicappers  Free Sports Picks
Welcome to Can you feel the Thunder

Ben Burns Ben Burns
*#1 MLB CAPPER IN THE WORLD L90 Days* Ben absolutely dominated in April and May. Now, he's doing so in June! An INSANE 22-7 the L9 days. A PERFECT 8-0 L8 CFL. Join the world's HOTTEST CAPPER!

Ben Burns' top-rated baseball totals are now a MIRACULOUS 24-4 since last September. His latest is an EARLY GAME which has received Ben's coveted "BLUE CHIP" seal of approval. Don't wait!

*This package includes 1 MLB Total pick


If you act right now, Ben Burns' AFTERNOON ANNIHILATOR is yours for 1/2 PRICE. You'll need to H-U-R-R-Y though as this special offer will soon be OFF THE BOARD!

*This package includes 1 MLB Money Line pick


Already 2-0 this season, Ben Burns is 13-2 his L15 CFL selections, dating back to last year. That includes a PERFECT 8-0 RECORD his past eight. His Total Of the Month was an EASY WINNER in Week 1 and his GAME OF THE MONTH goes Thursday!

*This package includes 1 CFL Spread pick


Here's Ben Burns' #1 GAME OF THE WEEK. Enough said!

*This package includes 1 MLB Money Line pick


Its NEVER too early to start thinking about football. For Ben Burns, he NEVER stops thinking about it! Here, he's identified an EARLY Week 1 game where the best time to play is right now. Opportunity is knocking and you've got a chance to take advantage. Don't wait!

*This package includes 1 NFL Spread 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 4 Picks (3 MLB, 1 CFL)

90 days All Sports subscription of Ben Burns ~ #1 CAPPER IN WORLD!

**FLASH SALE** This package gets you three months (90 Days) of all Ben Burns' picks in all sports! PROFIT or you get an EXTRA 90 Days on us!


**TOP HANDICAPPER ON THE PLANET.** NOBODY is hotter than Ben Burns! 


Enjoying yet ANOTHER WINNING YEAR, Ben Burns is closing it off with the "DECEMBER OF A LIFETIME!" After absolutely DOMINATING November, Ben has done the impossible & taken his game to an even higher level this month! 

WHITE HOT ACROSS THE BOARD, he's 7-1 his L8, 52-22 his L74 overall and a SICK 27-9 his L36 top-rated plays. Going back finds top plays have produced an INSANE $107K IN PROFIT. *Be part of history!

*****TODAY (SAT. DEC. 15TH) ONLY!*****

*This subscription includes 5 Picks (3 MLB, 1 CFL & 1 NFL)

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 19, 2019
Royals vs Mariners
-121 at pinnacle
Play Type: Free

After getting embarrassed 9-0 yesterday, the Mariners are going to be in an angry mood today. Gonzales is off b2b quality starts. Last time out, he held the A's to a single earned run through seven complete. Gonzales is 2-0 his last two against KC, winning 6-3 and 4-1. He tossed a complete game, allowing only one run, the last time that he pitched at home, against the Royals. Keller is 2-7 with a 4.07 ERA and 1.464 WHIP on the road. Consider Seattle

Ben Burns has been WHITE HOT for months. He absolutely dominated in April & May. Now, he's doing the same thing in June! A 22-7 record the L9 days includes a 13-4 mark with top-rated releases. Yesterday's lone top-rated play (Arizona/Colorado Under) was a winner. Going back further finds Ben's top-rated baseball on a LEGENDARY $83K PROFIT HEATER. >>>>>>>> Ben's top-rated "Personal Favorite" goes today!

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 19, 2019
Rockies vs Diamondbacks
-140 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Top Premium

I'm playing on ARIZONA. The Rockies won big yesterday but the Diamondbacks will bounce back this evening. Greinke was absolutely dominant last time out. He only allowed two hits through 7+ shutout innings. In fact, he had a no-hitter into the 6th. He only stopped pitching due to a long rain delay. On the season, he's 8-2 with a 2.65 ERA and 0.88 WHIP. At home, his ERA dips to 2.48. Keep in mind that he had a 2.55 ERA in 17 starts here last season too. The year before, he was 13-1 with a 2.87 ERA here. In other words, he likes his home cooking. Despite having to pitch at Coors, Gray also tends to fare better in his home park. On the road, he's got a 5.06 ERA this season. Last year, he had a 5.34 ERA on the road. These starters opposed each other, at Colorado, last month. While Greinke was actually better than Gray, the Rockies ended up winning 4-3. However, Gray's last two starts at Arizona have been terrible - the Dbax won 8-2 and 11-8 - Gray allowing 13 hits and seven earned runs in just 5 1/3 combined innings. Dbax roll. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 19, 2019
Astros vs Reds
-172 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on HOUSTON. Put away those brooms, Cincy fans. There's no sweep happening today. The Astros are one of the top hitting teams in baseball and they're going to hit well against Mahle. The Reds' right-hander is 2-7 on the season. In six daytime starts, he's 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA. Opposing batters hit .278 in those games. (As a team, the Reds are an ugly 10-21 in day games.) Cole, the AL leader in strikeouts, is in excellent form; he's 2-0 with a 2.52 ERA his past four starts. Over that 25 inning span, he struck out 25. The Astros are 12-7 in day games on the season, a dominant 86-41 the past few seasons. Expect them to bounce back big. 

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Jun 19, 2019
Astros vs Reds
OVER 8 -112 Lost
Play Type: Premium

I'm playing on Houston/Cincinnati OVER the total. The Astros are one of the top hitting teams in baseball and they're going to hit well against Mahle. The Reds' right-hander is 2-7 on the season. In six daytime starts, he's 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA. Opposing batters hit .278 in those games. While Cole is indeed pitching well, so was Verlander. The Reds took him deep three times yesterday. Nine of Cole's 15 starts have finished above the total. His last two starts against the Reds (both 2015) saw Cole last only 9 2/3 combined innings, going five or less in both games. Despite the short span, he gave up 16 hits, including a home run in each game. With the Astros putting up a fairly big number, look for the final combined score to find its way above the relatively low 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.


Free Sports Betting Picks
Sports Thunder is proud to be identified as the most trusted name for Free Sports Picks.
>>  Sports Thunder Picks >> Gina's Picks
>>  Johnny Guild Picks >> Top Pro Picks
Computer Picks:  NFL   NBA   |   MLB
Feature Package: click here for expert Picks

Pro Cappers Expert handicappers
Steve Janus
Steve Janus
Award-winning handicapper Steve represents a new breed of handicapperS.
Tony Karpinski
Tony Karpinski
TonyK has won severa capping contests and finished in the top 10 in the renowned NFL Las Vegas Hilton $500,000.