September 12, 2017

Mitre 10 Cup Predictions for Round 5

Team Ratings for Round 5

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 20.07 14.78 5.30
Taranaki 5.49 7.04 -1.50
North Harbour 5.30 -1.27 6.60
Otago 4.60 -0.34 4.90
Tasman 4.24 9.54 -5.30
Counties Manukau 3.29 5.70 -2.40
Wellington 3.14 -1.62 4.80
Waikato -0.79 -0.26 -0.50
Auckland -1.87 6.11 -8.00
Manawatu -3.81 -3.59 -0.20
Bay of Plenty -3.83 -3.98 0.10
Northland -4.06 -12.37 8.30
Hawke’s Bay -13.28 -5.85 -7.40
Southland -21.09 -16.50 -4.60

 

Performance So Far

So far there have been 30 matches played, 19 of which were correctly predicted, a success rate of 63.3%.
Here are the predictions for last week’s games.

Game Date Score Prediction Correct
1 Wellington vs. Hawke’s Bay Sep 06 40 – 27 17.70 TRUE
2 Counties Manukau vs. North Harbour Sep 07 18 – 27 4.40 FALSE
3 Canterbury vs. Southland Sep 08 78 – 20 42.30 TRUE
4 Manawatu vs. Bay of Plenty Sep 08 17 – 20 5.60 FALSE
5 Auckland vs. Taranaki Sep 09 38 – 49 -1.70 TRUE
6 Northland vs. Waikato Sep 09 37 – 7 -5.70 FALSE
7 Tasman vs. Wellington Sep 10 37 – 35 5.40 TRUE
8 Hawke’s Bay vs. Otago Sep 10 21 – 64 -7.90 TRUE

 

Predictions for Round 5

Here are the predictions for Round 5. 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 Canterbury vs. Counties Manukau Sep 13 Canterbury 20.80
2 Northland vs. North Harbour Sep 14 North Harbour -5.40
3 Southland vs. Auckland Sep 15 Auckland -15.20
4 Taranaki vs. Bay of Plenty Sep 15 Taranaki 13.30
5 Waikato vs. Manawatu Sep 16 Waikato 7.00
6 Otago vs. Tasman Sep 16 Otago 4.40
7 Counties Manukau vs. Hawke’s Bay Sep 17 Counties Manukau 20.60
8 Wellington vs. Canterbury Sep 17 Canterbury -12.90

 

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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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