UCLA vs Cal: Basketball preview and prediction

The Bruins coming off two straight losses, look to get a victory against Cal at home on Saturday. UCLA should be able to win this game on their home court but nothing is guaranteed for the Bruins this season with only winning six game thus far this season.
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518. . 7 PM PST. 2287. UCLA vs. Cal. 6-8. 4-10. Pac-12 Network. Saturday, Jan. 4

Let's breakdown both teams by the metric rankings from various well known college basketball ranking systems.

UCLA Bruins

Rating Percentage Index Ranking212

College Basketball Power Index Rankings118

Pomeroy College Basketball Ranking89

Net Ranking: 159

Cal Golden Bears

Rating Percentage Index  (RPI) Ranking: 254

College Basketball Power Index (BPI) Ranking: 168

Pomeroy College Basketball (KenPom) Ranking: 157

Net Ranking: 217

History between these two basketball programs and game prediction.

The current winning streak in this series between these two programs: UCLA has won the last 11 games between these two teams in this in-state and in-conference rivalry.

Last game between these two teams: The Bruins defeated Cal on their home court on February 18th of last season by a final score of 78-43.

Best win for both teams this season according to their opponents current NET Ranking: For UCLA it was their road win at Oregon State and for Cal it was at home against Santa Clara.

In the last ten meetings between these two teams: The Bruins have won ten of the last ten games between these two teams.

Game Prediction: UCLA 68  Cal 61

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