Did you predict that controversial castaway Abi-Maria Gomes would be eliminated in the penultimate episode of "Survivor: Second Chance"? If so, you should be taking place in our weekly prediction contest. Hurry — there's a $100 Amazon gift certificate on the line for whomever does the best at predicting the "Survivor" finale, so start right now before our predictions center closes Wednesday, December 16 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET.
According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by contest entrants like you, Abi-Maria's ouster was a shocker as she only had 13/2 odds (13% chance) of being eliminated. Our readers thought that either firefighter Keith Nale (27/20 odds) or superfan Spencer Bledsoe (5/1 odds) would be sent packing instead, but both managed to survive to next week's six-person finale.
Abi-Maria's elimination put an end to the all-girls alliance that was created last week, leaving three men (Spencer, Keith and Jeremy Collins) and three women (Kelley Wentworth, Kimmi Kappenberg and Tasha Fox) fighting it out for the $1 million prize.
Congratulations to our reader Max for earning the top score in this week's contest. He's one of nine contest entrants to reap 80% accuracy predicting all of the questions this week, though he broke the tie with his high 5,345 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 reader's winning percentage accuracy is the result of predicting 4 correct questions: that Abi-Maria would be eliminated, that Spencer would win the Immunity challenge, that a hidden idol would not be played and that no one would quit or be medically evacuated. The only question he got wrong was who would win the Reward challenge; he picked Spencer but it ended up being Keith.
Check out the overall Season 31 leaderboard to the right. Currently our #1 "Survivor" predictor is Eric123 with overall 79% accuracy and 75,700 points, but there is still time to play in our contest. Currently, Eric123 is predicting that Spencer will win the season. Don't forget to update YOUR predictions here.
At the end of each week, the eligible user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate, so it's beneficial to keep coming back often and making/updating your predictions.
To vote for who you think will win, drag your chosen castaway over from the left to the right. Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated.
Gold Derby readers 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 forecasts throughout the week, just click "Save Predictions" when you've settled on your choice.
Who's going to win Season 31? Making your "Survivor" 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) and then start casting your votes.
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.
Get started by making your prediction as to which castaway will win by using our easy drag-and-drop menu below our podcast with the latest castoff. And be sure to sound off on the current season of "Survivor" in Gold Derby's reality TV forum.
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