After weeks of flip-flopping with Vanessa Rousso on our "Big Brother" winner's chart, John McGuire has once again taken the lead for who our users think will win Season 17. Do you agree that the rock star dentist will win CBS's $500,000 grand prize? Hurry – make your "Big Brother" predictions now for a chance to win our $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict who will be evicted next.
According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from predictions made by users like you, John now has leading 31% support to win. Our readers' second-place choice is Steve Moses, who has 17% of the vote. Surprisingly, Vanessa is now tied with Liz Nolan down in third place at 14% apiece. When those numbers are translated into racetrack odds, John leads with 9/4, followed by Steve at 5/1 and Liz & Vanessa at 6/1.
Following these four frontrunners, Julia Nolan, Austin Matelson and Meg Maley are all tied for fifth place with 4% of our users' votes (25/1 odds). And fan favorite James Huling is sadly in last place to win with 2% support (50/1 odds).
We're also allowing our users to predict which jury member will return to the game this week: Shelli Poole, Jackie Ibarra, Becky Burgess or this week's fourth evictee. Since they're technically still in the running to win, we've added these three ladies back into our prediction center for the winner's question, too.
Do you agree or disagree with our users' results? In our "Big Brother" predictions center, you get to answer the following questions for the rest of the week:
Who will win HOH competition?
Which 2 houseguests will be nominated for eviction?
Who will win the Veto competition?
Will the Veto be played?
Which houseguest will be evicted?
NEW QUESTION: Which jury member will return?
Who will win 'Big Brother'?
Check out the overall Season 17 leaderboard to the right. Currently our #1 "Big Brother" predictor is Frederic Lam with overall 89% accuracy and 130,794 points, but there are still many weeks left to play in our contest and be eligible to win our weekly and overall season prizes. See our contest rules.
Making your predictions is fun and easy. Just log into your Gold Derby account, or you can 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 — everything from the Emmys and Oscars to "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Survivor."
Click on any box and 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 "Big Brother" button, you'll see something like this:
To vote for who you think will be eliminated next, drag your chosen contestant over from the left to the right.
Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated. If the majority of users think Vanessa will go home, that means she'll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the contestants who don't receive many predictions have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.
Remember that coming out on top doesn't just mean answering that week's questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a longshot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points, so don't take them for granted.
Average Gold Derby users just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it's important that you give us your predictions. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click "Save Predictions" when you've settled on your choice.
Get started by making your prediction as to which houseguest will be eliminated next. And be sure to sound off on the current season of "Big Brother" in Gold Derby's reality TV forum.
Photo: John McGuire. Credit: Robert Voets/CBS