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ESPN Releases Prediction For Michigan-Wisconsin

Wisconsin basketball cheerleaders fly Wisconsin banners at the NCAA Tournament in 2014.

MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 20: Wisconsin Badgers cheerleaders enter the court with banners prior to the second round game of NCAA Basketball Tournament against the American University Eagles at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 20, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

In just under an hour, the Wisconsin Badgers will host the Michigan Wolverines in an All-Big Ten affair in Madison. The Badgers enter the contest on a two-game losing streak - both by just four points to Big Ten opponents.

In fact, Wisconsin has lost four of its last five games - with the only win coming against a middle-tier Penn State Nittany Lions squad. It's been a tough road for the Badgers, though it won't get any easier with the No. 2 program in the country coming to town on Saturday afternoon.

The Wolverines are one of the only undefeated teams left in the nation. Michigan and Virginia are the only programs left without a loss - though the Cavaliers face a tough challenge in the Duke Blue Devils later this afternoon.

Before the Badgers and wolverines take the floor, ESPN gave its prediction for the contest.

The Worldwide leader gives Wisconsin a 55.6-percent chance to win the game and the Badgers are expected to win by 1.3 points, per ESPN's BPI.

Michigan enters the contest as a three-point favorite despite the game being played in Madison. Can the Wolverines escape undefeated?

Wisconsin and Michigan tip off at 12:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.