"I'm looking for Vanessa Rousso to win this year, because she is in a great spot right now with both paired alliances on her side," says Zach Bentley (screen name Zach Attack), who wins $100 predicting our "Big Brother" Week 11 contest. "But my fingers are crossed for a John McGuire win; he's a funny guy and stays clear of the drama that goes on amongst the Scamper Squad." Can YOU take down this top-scoring user next week? Hurry – make your "Big Brother" predictions for a chance to win our next $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict who will win Season 17.
Bentley is 21 years old and hails from Vanceburg, KY where he works as a web developer. 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. Since Bentley is 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 Nolan would be nominated for eviction, that Austin would win the Veto, that the Veto would be used and that Julia Nolan would be evicted.
"This season has been more unpredictable than last year," admits Bentley. "I felt it really started to gain momentum after the Battle of the Block twist was removed from the game. I don't care much for the current Top 5, but the schemer (Vanessa) has gotten her way with every eviction. Mwahaha."
Bentley concludes, "I signed up for Gold Derby earlier in the year, and I've been mostly playing just for fun. So I was quite surprised to find myself at the top of the leaderboards this week. Many thanks for the prize and continued fun."
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."
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.
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 Johnny Mac will win, 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.
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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