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ESPN Releases Prediction For Kentucky-Tennessee

A behind-the-basket 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)

In just over two hours, one of the most-anticipated games of the college basketball season will tip off. No. 5 Kentucky hosts No. 1 Tennessee in an all-SEC affair that pits two of the best teams in the country against each other.

Despite sitting at No. 1 in the country, the Volunteers come into tonight's game as the underdog. Thanks to the game being played at Rupp Arena, Kentucky is a four-point favorite in front of its home crowd.

Tennessee hasn't tasted defeat since late November when the Volunteers suffered their only loss on the season to the Kansas Jayhawks - in overtime. Meanwhile, the Wildcats enter tonight's game after a heartbreaking last-second loss to LSU earlier this week.

ESPN released its prediction for the contest.

The Worldwide Leader give Kentucky a 59.3-percent chance to win tonight. The Volunteers have a 40.7-percent chance to pull the upset.

PJ Washington leads the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding per game while Grant Williams holds top honors in both statistics for the Volunteers.

They'll both look to lead their squads to victory tonight with just a handful of games left in the college basketball regular season.

Tennessee and Kentucky are set for an 8:00 p.m. ET tip on ESPN.