6 bets that look smart heading into the first weekend of March Madness

  • March Madness is one of the most popular sports betting events of the year.

  • Even if you’ve already filled out your bracket, there’s still plenty of tournament action to get in on.

  • Take a look below at our six best bets for the first round of the tournament.

There are few days on the gambling calendar better than the opening rounds of March Madness.

With wall-to-wall games from noon until midnight, there’s no shortage of action to bet on. The American Gaming Association, in a recent report, predicted that this year’s March Madness will yield $3.1 billion in bets, both legal and illegal.

So in case you’re in need of something else to cheer for aside from your bracket — which, let’s face it, will almost certainly get busted — let’s run through some of our favorite bets heading into the first round of the tournament.

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Paul George is about to hear some big-time jeers. According to a June 19 article by Jeremy Cluff of the Arizona Republic, the Los Angeles Clippers star is the “most hated” NBA player in the state of Arizona. Citing a poll taken by Bet Online that utilized geotagged Twitter data to form its conclusions, George was selected as the most disliked NBA player in the state, which suggests PG could be in for some R-rated sound bytes very soon.

After knocking the top-seeded Utah Jazz out of the playoffs in six games, the suddenly white-hot Clippers will be led by George when they head to Phoenix to face the Suns in the Western Conference Finals.

The Clips managed to close the series against the Jazz out minus superstar Kawhi Leonard, who will miss at least the first game — and likely

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