Home court and fouls called in 2NBL regular season
I thought it might help informed discussion to publish the home and away stats on fouls called against each team during the regular season. The stats below are based on the NBL web site's stats' page. I've copied and pasted their home and away data for each player, then summarised by team.
The following table shows:
Home game fouls
Away game fouls
Difference (home minus away)
in that order.
Perth Wildcats / 260 /297 / -37
New Zealand Breakers / 296 /318 / -22
Melbourne United / 227 /242 / -15
Illawarra Hawks / 305 /311 / -6
Adelaide 36ers / 275 /295 / -20
Cairns Taipans / 262 /285 / -23
Townsville Crocodiles / 282 /290 / -8
Sydney Kings / 259 /292 / -33
All teams / 2166 /2330 / -164
All differences are negative, so every team had more fouls called on the road than at home. No surprise. The average home court advantage was almost exactly 1.5 fouls per game.
Top and bottom teams have biggest differences - closer to 2.5 fouls per game. Do these have the largest home crowds? Perth would but I'm not sure about Sydney.
Townsville and Illawarra have smallest differences - about 0.5 fouls per game. Do they have smallest crowd sizes? Again - Townsville would but I don't know about Illawarra.
I have no idea how these numbers compare with other leagues.