NRL Predictions for Round 8
Team Ratings for Round 8
The basic method is described on my Department home page.
Here are the team ratings prior to this week’s games, along with the ratings at the start of the season.
|Current Rating||Rating at Season Start||Difference|
Performance So Far
So far there have been 56 matches played, 32 of which were correctly predicted, a success rate of 57.1%.
Here are the predictions for last week’s games.
|1||Bulldogs vs. Rabbitohs||Apr 14||24 – 9||3.20||TRUE|
|2||Knights vs. Roosters||Apr 14||6 – 24||-10.40||TRUE|
|3||Broncos vs. Titans||Apr 14||24 – 22||14.60||TRUE|
|4||Sea Eagles vs. Storm||Apr 15||26 – 36||-6.10||TRUE|
|5||Raiders vs. Warriors||Apr 15||20 – 8||20.40||TRUE|
|6||Dragons vs. Cowboys||Apr 15||28 – 22||1.00||TRUE|
|7||Panthers vs. Sharks||Apr 16||2 – 28||1.10||FALSE|
|8||Eels vs. Wests Tigers||Apr 17||26 – 22||7.70||TRUE|
Predictions for Round 8
Here are the predictions for Round 8. The prediction is my estimated expected points difference with a positive margin being a win to the home team, and a negative margin a win to the away team.
|1||Raiders vs. Sea Eagles||Apr 21||Raiders||14.80|
|2||Rabbitohs vs. Broncos||Apr 21||Broncos||-5.10|
|3||Eels vs. Panthers||Apr 22||Panthers||-0.20|
|4||Cowboys vs. Knights||Apr 22||Cowboys||20.70|
|5||Sharks vs. Titans||Apr 22||Sharks||15.40|
|6||Wests Tigers vs. Bulldogs||Apr 23||Bulldogs||-0.40|
|7||Roosters vs. Dragons||Apr 25||Roosters||3.00|
|8||Storm vs. Warriors||Apr 25||Storm||18.00|
David Scott obtained a BA and PhD from the Australian National University and then commenced his university teaching career at La Trobe University in 1972. He has taught at La Trobe University, the University of Sheffield, Bond University and Colorado State University, joining the University of Auckland, based at Tamaki Campus, in mid-1995. He has been Head of Department at La Trobe University, Acting Dean and Associate Dean (Academic) at Bond University, and Associate Director of the Centre for Quality Management and Data Analysis at Bond University with responsibility for Short Courses. He was Head of the Department of Statistics in 2000, and is a past President of the New Zealand Statistical Assocation. See all posts by David Scott »