MatterOfStats 2019 : Team Dashboard for Round 8

Looking across team rankings on the various Dashboard metrics would suggest that the Lions, Tigers and Eagles are the teams whose current elevated ladder positions are most at odds with those metrics.

The Lions, for example, have conceded more scoring shots per game than every team except those 16th to 18th on the ladder, are 15th on Scoring Shots Conceded, 13th on Own Scoring Shot Conversion, 14th on Opponent Scoring Shot Conversion, 14th on Goals Conceded, 14th on Behinds Conceded, and 15th on Q1 performances.

Richmond are 17th on Opponent Scoring Shot Conversion, 13th on Goals Conceded, 13th on Behinds Conceded, 14th on Q4 performances, and 12th on Expected Wins according to the MoS Win Production Function. West Coast are 16th on Scoring Shots Generated, 11th on Scoring Shots Conceded, 13th on Goals Scored, 16th on Behinds Scored, 12th or 13th on Q2, Q3 and Q4 perfomances, 14th on Quarters won, and 11th on Expected Wins.

Essendon are probably the team lowest on the ladder relative to their rankings on the metrics. They are, for example, four places lower than they’re ranked on Expected Wins.

The full Team Dashboard appears below, a few of the interesting features from which are that:

  • Two of the teams in the Top 8 have 5 and 3 records but percentages below 100

  • Three of the teams outside the Top 8 have 4 and 4 records but percentages above 100

  • Adelaide (3rd), Western Bulldogs (10th), Port Adelaide (11th), Gold Coast (14th), and North Melbourne (17th) have all kicked fewer goals than behinds

  • Brisbane Lions (5th) have scored only two goals more than their opponents

  • Richmond (6th) have scored four goals fewer than their opponents

  • West Coast (7th) have scored only one goal more than their opponents