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ESPN Releases Computer Prediction For Kentucky-Louisville Game

Kentucky basketball's Reid Travis goes up for layup.

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 14: Reid Travis #22 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks at Rupp Arena on November 14, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats will look to continue their winning ways this weekend, when they face the Louisville Cardinals on the road. It'll be one of the toughest road tests of the season for John Calipari's squad, but it'll also be a great learning experience.

Last weekend, the Wildcats defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels in the CBS Sports Classic. The duo of Keldon Johnson and Reid Travis led the charge on offense with 41 combined points.

On the other sideline will be the Cardinals, as they continue to rebuild on the fly with Chris Mack. Although this rivalry matchup might not have the same intensity as years past, it should be the game of the weekend in college hoops.

According to ESPN's matchup predictor, Louisville actually has the edge in this matchup. The FPI currently gives the Cardinals a 54.4 percent chance of defeating the Wildcats on Saturday.

Louisville doesn't possess the firepower that Kentucky has, but Jordan Nwora is definitely gaining attention around the country. The sophomore forward is averaging 17.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per contest.

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Tipoff is set for 2:00 p.m. ET from the KFC Yum! Center.

The game will be available on ESPN2.