The Kentucky Wildcats and UCLA Bruins will square off Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader as part of the CBS Sports Classic.

The matchup -- which features a rematch of the Sweet 16 showdown from a season ago -- pits talented freshmen Kevin Knox and Hamidou Diallo with Bruins standouts Kris Wilkes and Jaylen Hands, four projected NBA players in the not-so-distant future. Kentucky (9-1) is a slight favorite in Vegas over a Bruins team that has lost two of its last three.

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Odds and analysis

  • Latest line via SportsLine: Kentucky -6.5
  • Prediction: Kentucky's been plenty impressive in spurts, but the Bruins have the ever-so slight edge in experience. So I'm rolling with UCLA not only to cover the 6.5 spread, but to win by a slim margin. Pick: UCLA +6.5