August 8, 2017

Mitre 10 Cup Predictions for Round 1

Team Ratings for Round 1

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
Canterbury 14.78 14.78 0.00
Tasman 9.54 9.54 0.00
Taranaki 7.04 7.04 0.00
Auckland 6.11 6.11 0.00
Counties Manukau 5.70 5.70 0.00
Waikato -0.26 -0.26 0.00
Otago -0.34 -0.34 0.00
North Harbour -1.27 -1.27 0.00
Wellington -1.62 -1.62 0.00
Manawatu -3.59 -3.59 0.00
Bay of Plenty -3.98 -3.98 0.00
Hawke’s Bay -5.85 -5.85 0.00
Northland -12.37 -12.37 0.00
Southland -16.50 -16.50 0.00

 

Predictions for Round 1

Here are the predictions for Round 1. 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.

Game Date Winner Prediction
1 North Harbour vs. Otago Aug 17 North Harbour 3.10
2 Tasman vs. Canterbury Aug 18 Canterbury -1.20
3 Hawke’s Bay vs. Southland Aug 19 Hawke’s Bay 14.70
4 Taranaki vs. Waikato Aug 19 Taranaki 11.30
5 Counties Manukau vs. Auckland Aug 19 Counties Manukau 3.60
6 Northland vs. Bay of Plenty Aug 20 Bay of Plenty -4.40
7 Manawatu vs. Wellington Aug 20 Manawatu 2.00

 

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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 »

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