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ESPN Releases Prediction For Kansas-Kentucky

An overhead shot of Rupp Arena during a game.

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes at Rupp Arena on November 14, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kansas and Kentucky are just an hour away from tipoff from Rupp Arena in one of the most highly-anticipated matchups of the college basketball season. Bill Self leads his No. 9 Kansas Jayhawks into enemy territory, while John Calipari and the No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats hope to hold down their home floor.

Both teams enter this contest with just three losses on the season, though Kansas has an extra win on its belt. Kentucky comes into the game as a five-point favorite, which likely has something to do with the tremendous fans that pack Rupp Arena for home games.

It's one of the most-difficult places to play in the country and the Jayhawks will get a first-hand experience on Saturday night.

Before the game tips off, ESPN released its prediction for the game.

The Worldwide Leader gives the Wildcats a 68.7-percent chance to win the game. Kansas has a 31.3-percent chance to pull off the upset.

Kentucky has won its past five games, while the Jayhawks have won four of their past five heading into Saturday's top-10 matchup. Someone will be leaving with their fourth loss on the season.

Kansas and Kentucky are set for tipoff at 6:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.