The majority of bookmakers and professional punters use ratings systems. They’re most commonly applied to horse racing. However, ratings are just as relevant to sporting models, including AFL.
There are different ways to create a rating, and certainly different variables to consider. For example, a player rating model gives every single player a value and their team of 22 makes up a collective score. Alternatively, you can give each team a rating and use player changes as one of your variables. In this article, we’re going to look at the latter.