Did you predict that Julia Nolan — and not her sister Liz Nolan — would be evicted on "Big Brother" Thursday night? If so, you should be taking place in our weekly prediction contest. Hurry – make your "Big Brother" predictions 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 win Season 17.
According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from predictions made by users like you, Julia's eviction was a major shocker as she only had 12/5 odds to get the boot, compared to Liz's leading 8/11 odds. Even host Julie Chen seemed surprised, as she asked Julia if the houseguests made a mistake in keeping Liz in the game.
Congratulations to our user Zach Attack for earning the top score in this week's contest. He's one of 15 users to reap perfect 100% accuracy predicting all of the questions for Week 11, though he broke the tie with his high 20,670 point score thanks to using his special 500 and 200 point bets wisely. If eligible, as per our contest rules, he will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
This user's winning predictions were that Steve Moses would win HOH, that Austin Matelson and Liz would be nominated for eviction, that Austin would win the Veto, that the Veto would be used and that Julia would be evicted.
Check out the overall Season 17 leaderboard to the right. Currently our #1 "Big Brother" predictor is Frederic Lam with overall 90% accuracy and 219,978 points, but there are still two 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. In our "Big Brother" predictions center, you get to answer the following questions for the rest of the week:
Who will win 'Big Brother'?
Who will come in second place?
Who will come in third place?
Who will come in fourth place?
Who will come in fifth place?
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 "The Amazing Race" 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 win, 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 win, 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 win. And be sure to sound off on the current season of "Big Brother" in Gold Derby's reality TV forum.
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