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ESPN Releases Early Prediction For Michigan-Loyola

Loyola-Chicago basketball team chaplain Sister Jean sitting courtside during a game.

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 24: Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt celebrates with the Loyola Ramblers after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Loyola defeated Kansas State 78-62 (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

One half of the 2018 Final Four is set. It's certainly not what people were expecting.

No. 3 seed Michigan is set to take on No. 11 seed Loyola-Chicago in a national semifinal contest in San Antonio next Saturday night.

Who are you taking?

The red-hot Wolverines or the Cinderella Ramblers?

ESPN's computer model has made its early prediction. It likes Michigan.

FiveThirtyEight gives the Wolverines a 69 percent chance to beat the Ramblers in next weekend's Final Four contest.

Michigan will surely enter the game as the favorite. Loyola has been the underdog several times before this tournament, though, and come away with a win.

A game time has yet to be set for the contest.

It will be televised on TBS.