Team Ratings for Round 3
The basic method is described on my Department home page. I have made some changes to the methodology this year, including shrinking the ratings between seasons.
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 9 matches played, 3 of which were correctly predicted, a success rate of 33.3%.
Here are the predictions for last week’s games.
|1||Crusaders vs. Chiefs||Feb 21||10 – 18||6.90||FALSE|
|2||Cheetahs vs. Bulls||Feb 21||15 – 9||-2.10||FALSE|
|3||Highlanders vs. Blues||Feb 22||29 – 21||-0.10||FALSE|
|4||Brumbies vs. Reds||Feb 22||17 – 27||6.00||FALSE|
|5||Sharks vs. Hurricanes||Feb 22||27 – 9||10.80||TRUE|
|6||Lions vs. Stormers||Feb 22||34 – 10||-8.10||FALSE|
|7||Waratahs vs. Force||Feb 23||43 – 21||9.50||TRUE|
Predictions for Round 3
Here are the predictions for Round 3. 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||Blues vs. Crusaders||Feb 28||Crusaders||-7.80|
|2||Rebels vs. Cheetahs||Feb 28||Cheetahs||-2.30|
|3||Stormers vs. Hurricanes||Feb 28||Stormers||8.50|
|4||Chiefs vs. Highlanders||Mar 01||Chiefs||11.70|
|5||Waratahs vs. Reds||Mar 01||Waratahs||3.40|
|6||Force vs. Brumbies||Mar 01||Brumbies||-6.80|
|7||Bulls vs. Lions||Mar 01||Bulls||10.50|