Sunday’s nomination episode of “Big Brother” introduced us to what appears to be the new power group of the season, the Austin Matelson-named “Sixth Sense” alliance, and I now believe one member of this group will win the game. Read my three reasons why below, and then make your predictions for the rest of Week 3 and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will be eliminated.
The Twin Advantage
When Liz Nolan confessed to Vanessa Rousso that she is indeed playing as a twin (and that she was actually currently Liz’s sister Julia Nolan), the gears started turning in Vanessa’s head. As she explained to eventual alliance members Austin, Shelli Poole and Clay Honeycutt, after five evictions, Julia would enter the house and an alliance of five would grow to six, adding another number to their votes. While the rest of the house suspects Liz is playing with a twin, the advantage remains with Sixth Sense so long as they can prevent the others from eliminating Liz in the next three evictions. Should Julia enter the game, there will be 11 houseguests left — making her the 12th — and Sixth Sense would be half of that, having a firm hold on numbers through the end game.
Pair vs. Pair vs. Pair
A distinctly unique property of Sixth Sense is that it’s composed of what is essentially three pairs — showmancers Shelli & Clay, twins Liz & Julia and founders Austin & Vanessa. In “Big Brother,” known pairs are always a threat and are often targeted early. Knowing that they’re each paired up, the members of Sixth Sense will protect one another from the rest of the house when, without each other, the targets would be squarely on their backs. The question that remains is which pair will attack another pair first and take control of the alliance?
The Four Horsewomen
Also unique to Sixth Sense is that two thirds of the alliance is made up of women. “Big Brother” is known for its male-dominated alliances that last deep into the game, popularized way back in Season 5 when winner Drew Daniel helped form the “Four Horsemen” alliance and brought home the win due in part because of it. Coincidentally, Season 5 was the other house that featured a twin twist so it seems fitting that Shelli, Vanessa, Liz and Julia form a female-dominated alliance (which I’m dubbing the “Four Horsewomen”) to lead one of them to the win. Cast mate Audrey Middleton has already made it clear that she wants a woman to win this season, so there is definitely support in the house (and potentially on the jury) for a female winner. Saddle up!
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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. For example, if you think Jeff will get the boot, make sure you put him in first place.
Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated. If the majority of users think Jeff will go home, that means he’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.
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