Let's take a look at two other upcoming games between in-state rivals from the state of California.
The present winning streak between UC Irvine and Long Beach State: The Anteaters have won the last game against the Beaches in this in-state and Big West conference rivalry having a one-game winning streak over Long Beach State.
The last ten meetings between these two Big West conference programs: UC Irvine has won eight of the last ten times they have played Long Beach State.
Which of these teams is predicted to win the game according to ESPN Analytics?: They have UC Irvine as having a 85.9% chance of winning this game against Long Beach State.
The highest rated/ranked victories this season for UC Irvine and Long Beach State according to their opponent's current NET Ranking: For Long Beach State it was victories on the road against USC and Michigan. and for the Anteaters it was a road win against USC and a victory against New Mexico State.
Game Prediction: UC Irvine is favored to win this game, Long Beach State on the road will have a difficulty pulling off the upset and defeating the Anteaters. UC Irvine should win this game by a final score of 73-68.
The current winning streak between Stanford and Cal: The Golden Bears won the last game played between these two in-state and Pac-12 rivals as Cal defeated Stanford on January 26th of this year by a final score of 73-71.
The last ten times Stanford and Cal played one another: Cal has won six games over that span of games.
What team is predicted to win this game according to ESPN Analytics?: They have Cal as having a 50.9% chance of winning this game against Stanford.
The highest-ranked victories this season for both teams according to their opponent's current NET Ranking: For Cal, it was victories against Colorado and Washington State and for Stanford, it was wins against Arizona and Utah.
Game Prediction: Cal has been playing better of late and look for the Golden Bears on their home court to defeat Stanford by a final score of 74-72.