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Here’s What ESPN’s Matchup Predictor Says For Kentucky vs. Kansas State

Bruce Weber talks with Kamau Stokes.

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 22: Head coach Bruce Weber and Kamau Stokes #3 of the Kansas State Wildcats discuss the play against the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

This Thursday, Kentucky will take on Kansas State in the Sweet 16. Let’s see what ESPN’s Matchup Predictor has to say about it.

Kentucky, the 5-seed in the South Region, will continue its NCAA Tournament run this Thursday night against 9-seed Kansas State. UK enters with a 26-10 record, while KSU boast a 24-11 mark.

Kansas reached the Sweet 16 by knocking off Dayton and Buffalo. Kansas State has taken down Creighton and UMBC.

Most sportsbooks have Kentucky as a 5.5-point favorite, per OddsSharkESPN says there is a 68.4-percent chance that Calipari's team prevails–meaning Kansas State has a 31.6-percent chance of winning.

ESPN's matchup predictor for Kentucky-Kansas State

Kentucky had one of its worst regular seasons under John Calipari, but is rounding into form. Kansas State could have star Dean Wade back, which makes the purple Wildcats in this match-up more dangerous.

Kentucky and Kansas State will meet Thursday night at 9:37 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on CBS.