John Calipari and Bill Self also faced off in the 2008 National Championship Game.
John Calipari and Bill Self also faced off in the 2008 National Championship Game. Reuters

The NCAA Tournament comes to a conclusion tonight as Kentucky and Kansas face off college basketball's national championship.

It's a rematch of a game from the beginning of the season. Kentucky beat Kansas 75-65 at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15.

Kentucky enters this game as heavy favorites, despite Kansas being a two seed, as well as one of the best teams in the country all season long. The Wildcats entered the field of 68 as the overall number one seed, and have been atop the national rankings since Jan. 23.

UK has won its five tournament games by an average of almost 13 points, and Saturday's eight point win against Louisville was the only time during the team's run that it didn't win by double digits.

Kansas' road to the title game has not been as easy. The Jayhawks have won by an average of about seven points per game, and barely got by Ohio State over the weekend.

It seems that almost everyone is picking Kentucky to win the game outright. The same can't be said with the point spread.

According to, 55.73 percent of the public is betting on Kentucky against the spread. 58.33 percent of people are taking the over.

Does Kansas have enough to cover the spread? Will the game be over or under the point total?

Here are some statistics that might help answer these questions:

Point spread and Total

Kentucky-6.5, 137.5

Record Against the Spread

Kentucky: 16-20-2

Kansas: 19-17-1

Record Against the Over/Under

Kentucky: 10-18-2

Kansas: 10-18-2

Points Scored Per Game

Kentucky: 76.7

Kansas: 75

Points Allowed Per Game

Kentucky: 59

Kansas: 61.9