Enter the average points scored and the average points allowed into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Point Differential. 

Point Differential Formula



  • PD is the Point Differential ()
  • APS is the average points scored
  • APA is the average points allowed

To calculate Point Differential, simply subtract the average points allowed by the average points scored.

How to Calculate Point Differential?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Point Differential.

  1. First, determine the average points scored. 
  2. Next, determine the average points allowed. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = PD = APS – APA.
  4. Finally, calculate the Point Differential.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

average points scored = 120

average points allowed = 110