6th round predictions for Super Netball.

To refresh your memory, here’s a description of how my model works.

Predictions for the 6th round are given in the table below. The priors for these distributions are based on the final abilities from last season and the results from rounds 1–5. However, given the Super Shot, it’ll take a little while for the model to adapt to the adjusted goals.

Home Away Chance of home team winning
NSW Swifts Collingwood Magpies 89%
West Coast Fever Queensland Firebirds 22%
Melbourne Vixens GIANTS Netball 50%
Sunshine Coast Lightning Adelaide Thunderbirds 87%

Score Differential Distributions

The distribution of the predicted score differentials is shown in the figures below. For each game, the chance of the home team winning is calculated and shown in the figure title. Each distribution is coloured by the team’s colours, and the more of a single team’s colour, the higher the chance that team has of winning. Overlaid on each figure are two vertical, dashed dark green lines; these show the score differential that has a 50% predicted chance of happening.





Comparison of Game Results Against Predictions

The following figure shows the results (score difference of the home team) in round 5 (blue vertical line) against the predictions from the model.


The mean average prediction error for the model over the rounds to date is 12.42. The results are shown below, with the MAPE for each game.

Home Away Chance of home team winning Home Goals Away Goals MAPE
West Coast Fever Melbourne Vixens 23% 59 68 8.8
Queensland Firebirds NSW Swifts 11% 57 64 8.2
Collingwood Magpies Adelaide Thunderbirds 86% 52 60 19.3
Sunshine Coast Lightning GIANTS Netball 56% 58 57 7.5

Non-HGA Model

I’ve also built a model that doesn’t utilise a home ground advantage parameter. Given the majority of teams don’t have a home crowd cheering them on, it seems unlikely that there’s any advantage to being named the ‘home team’ in a game. The non-hga predictions are below.

"no HGA model"