This week’s episode of “The Amazing Race” saw a fall from grace for frontrunners Misti and Jim. Did you see that shocker coming? Our savvy users taking part in the predictions contest were caught off guard by the repeated failures of this powerhouse team on Friday’s fourth episode. Were you?
It’s time for you to take on other fans of this 10-time Emmy champ and show them how it is done by predicting who will win (and lose) each leg, whether Misti and Jim will have to use the Save that they won in the first episode, and which team will be take home the million dollar prize.
Get these questions right and you could find yourself on our leaderboard next week. Knock our senior editor, Marcus James Dixon, off his perch and show everyone you are the true champ when it comes to predicting the outcome of “The Amazing Race.”
Show us that you have what it takes to win the cutthroat reality competition here at Gold Derby. Our grand prize winner will get a chance to chat with the winning team of “The Amazing Race.” And every week, we will be doing a webcam chat with our top predictors who will share their insights. (Watch last week’s chat with user Denton Davidson here.) Do you have what it takes to be the best among the most fervent fans of the “Race.”?
To get started CLICK HERE or scroll down and make your first prediction using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Don’t worry, you can keep changing your predictions right up until show time. But we urge you not to wait till then.
Why? Because your predictions will factor into our official racetrack odds that are pored over by other “Race” fans and TV execs who want to know which teams you love and hate, who you want to win and who you are desperate to see get a send-off.
What do you think will happen next? Can the new first-place finishers Kym and Alli keep the momentum going? This week’s odds, which were calculated based on our users’ predictions, underestimated this pair of sassy cyclists. Did you? Start making your predictions NOW so that they count in next week’s numbers.
Among those predicting this week’s results, our user benutty did the best by forecasting that this would be a non-elimination leg (thus negating the need for Misti and Jim to use the Save) and that Adam and Bethany would not have to use the Express Pass that they won in episode two. Check out benutty’s predictions for episode five here and our collective odds, which come from the combined predictions of users like you, here .
To enter your predictions, make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google.
After logging in, click on the “Predictions” button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby.
We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor” and “Project Runway” to the body count on “The Walking Dead” to the winners of the Oscars, Golden Globes and Grammys.
Click on any box to bring up that event, then scroll down to start making your predictions.
For each TV show, cast your votes on several different questions relating to the upcoming episode.
If you click on the “The Amazing Race” button, you’ll see this:
To vote for who think will win, drag contestants over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order of finishing. For example, if you think Misti and Jim will still win the season despite this week’s setback, make sure you put them in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.
Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated. If the majority of users think new frontrunners Kym and Alli will win, that means they’ll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the teams who don’t receive many votes of confidence have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.
The standard bet for each question is 100 points, which are wagered against the odds you locked in when you saved your predictions. However, for each TV episode you are given one special 200 point bet that you can use strategically to gain more points.
Here’s how racetrack odds work. If you bet 100 on something that has 50/1 odds and you end up being correct, you will receive 50 x 100 points, which equals 5,000 points. You’ll also get your original 100 points back, for a total of 5,100 points.
Which team do you think is the most vulnerable this week? And who do you think will win the “Race”? Will it be those dastardly dentists Misti and Jim or could surfers Adam and Bethany ride a wave of goodwill to a first place finish. Our current odds favor one of those two teams going all the way.
Get started by making your prediction as to which of the remaining teams will end up as the winners of “The Amazing Race” using our easy drag-and-drop menu above.