The time has come to make your final predictions for “Big Brother” Season 17, including ranking each of the final houseguests from first place to fifth place. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the overall odds for each player with an analysis of their chances of making it to finale night. Hurry – make your “Big Brother” predictions for the final week 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 win.
Vanessa has led the derby most of the season and enters the final lap with the best odds. As HOH this week, we already know she’s secured her spot in the Final 4, but unable to compete for the next HOH makes her road a little tougher. She’ll have to win Veto in order to secure her safety, otherwise she’ll probably be on the block and it’s hard to imagine a scenario where the other three houseguests don’t evict her given the chance. If Vanessa makes it to the Final 3, she’ll be tough to beat in the final HOH and in jury votes. Gold Derby odds to win: 8/11
Currently on the block and Vanessa’s target to be evicted this week, Johnny Mac’s road to the finals is by far the toughest, but users still have him in second place to take the $500K. Johnny Mac will have to win this week’s Veto competition to stay and, as the houseguests keep highlighting, probably win HOH next week in order to have any stats to throw at the jury if he hopes to get their votes. If he makes it to the finals he may be the most liked by the jury which could easily translate into the five-vote majority it’ll take to win. Gold Derby odds to win: 10/3
Although he’s not the current target for eviction, Steve is currently on the block and vulnerable of going home tonight in fifth place. If he stays we can expect him to continue to attempt big moves, and a Final 4 HOH win would likely result in targeting Vanessa so that he could show the jury he wasn’t afraid to take out the strong players. As was casually mentioned at the beginning of the season, Steve bears a strong resemblance to past winner Ian Terry so he may still be a prime target to get out before making the finals. Gold Derby odds to win: 9/1
One of only two women left in the competition, if Liz can make it to the finals there’s an army of women on the jury ready to vote for a female winner and chief among them is her twin sister Julia Nolan. If Liz can manage to get Austin on the jury as well, she’ll already have two votes in the bag. But it’s these two sure-fire votes that make Liz a huge target and no one should want to sit next to her in the finals. It’ll take a streak of challenge wins or on the coattails of her boyfriend for her to get there. Gold Derby odds to win: 16/1
With the added weight of having to protect both of the twins, Austin is mostly free to play his own game now. Without many challenge wins to speak of, he’ll have to jack the engines way up and beast through two HOH and one Veto comp to convince the jury he’s deserving of the prize, but like Liz he may have a couple locked-up votes if the Nolan sisters both sit on the jury. It’s hard to tell if there’s anyone left in the house that he could actually beat, and with the lowest odds our users seem to agree. Gold Derby odds to win: 50/1
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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 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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