8th round predictions for Super Netball.

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

Predictions for the 8th 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 1–7. 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
Melbourne Vixens NSW Swifts 66%
Collingwood Magpies GIANTS Netball 28%
Queensland Firebirds Adelaide Thunderbirds 36%
West Coast Fever Sunshine Coast Lightning 18%

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 7 (blue vertical line) against the predictions from the model.


The mean average prediction error for the model over the rounds to date is 11.74. 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 Collingwood Magpies 47% 71 57 15.2
GIANTS Netball Queensland Firebirds 33% 66 65 8.8
NSW Swifts Sunshine Coast Lightning 34% 61 54 12.1
Adelaide Thunderbirds Melbourne Vixens 26% 43 50 8.4

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"