Trends Analysis: Captaincy call – which teams are scoring & conceding the most?
We all focus on our three trades each round but one of the most under-rated decisions in SuperCoach is your captain and vice-captain each round. A good or bad captaincy choice can make or break your team.
Four rounds of SuperCoach BBL provides a good sample size of which sides are scoring and which sides are easy to score against.
This premise, who is easiest to score against, is often referred to in AFL Fantasy and SuperCoach yet it doesn’t seem to get much attention in BBL, so Honeyball decided to crunch some numbers.
|Team||Points Conceded||Pts Conceded Avg|
It’d come as no surprise that the three sides adrift down the bottom of the BBL|10 ladder – Brisbane Heat, Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers – are the three sides who are conceding the most points.
There is a significant margin that the bottom two, in particular, are giving up in comparison to the others.
The Renegades’ heavy loss to the Thunder last round also translated to the most BBL SC points conceded all season by a side by a long margin.
The Thunder scored 701 against the Gades, with the next most conceded this season, being 590 when the Renegades were belted by the Sixers.
For what it’s worth, the Gades play the Sixers this round, while the Scorchers are up against the Strikers and the Heat take on Hobart.
The Sixers and Stars give up the fewest points, so choosing a captain against them is a risk.
|Team||Points Scored||Pts Scored Avg|
Similarly to the points conceded, the sides who are scoring the most are the Stars and Sixers, with the Melbourne side ahead by a fair margin.
The Stars have actually scored more than 500 cumulatively in all of their three completed games while they managed 235 in their rain-reduced game against Perth.
The difference in scoring between the Sixers and the Renegades is worth noting ahead of Round 6 when both sides have the double. The Sixers are far more likely to score big.