‘Survivor’ predictions: Fan favorite Joe Anglim has best odds to be eliminated next

Say it ain’t so, Joe. According to exclusive Gold Derby predictions, fan favorite Joe Anglim is going to be eliminated on tonight’s episode of “Survivor.” Disagree with those odds? Hurry — make your predictions now and you could win our weekly prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy!

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My theory as to why our readers are predicting Joe’s elimination with overwhelming 7/2 odds is because of what went down on last week’s merge episode.

In a genius move, the Blue Collar members were able to pull over all three White Collars into their alliance (along with renegade No Collar castaway Will Sims), leaving Joe and his buddies Jenn Brown and Hali Ford all on their own against the dominant group.

Since Jenn used her hidden Immunity idol last week, the threesome is now unprotected so it makes sense for the eight-person power alliance to go after Joe since he’s such a physical threat going forward.

On our elimination chart, Will has the next-best chance of being eliminated with 5/1 odds, followed by Dan Foley and Mike Holloway who are tied for third place with 11/2 odds. To see the complete elimination chart and all of this week’s predictions for Episode 8, titled “Keep it Real,” click here.

If you go with Joe as your elimination prediction at 7/2 odds, you will earn 350 points for a correct answer. However, if you predict Dan instead with your 500 point super bet, your points will be much higher (2,750) because Dan’s odds aren’t as good. This is where the strategy — and fun — comes into play here at Gold Derby when making your weekly predictions.

Do you think Joe’s torch will be snuffed next? There’s still time to visit our predictions center and make/update your forecasts before voting closes Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT. Don’t forget, whichever user earns the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

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Congratulations to our user Zachary Hardy (GOZacharyHardy) for winning last week’s episode contest. This reader wins a $100 Amazon gift certificate for being the only user to reap 75% accuracy (see complete predix).

His winning predictions were that Kelly would go home, that Joe would win the Immunity challenge and that a hidden Immunity idol would be played. He only missed out on predicting that No One would win the Reward challenge, instead forecasting Joe would prevail there.

Zachary is 28 years old and hails from Macon, GA where he’s a volunteer. Does he have any insights on how to make successful predictions at Gold Derby? “The best way I know what to bet on is to check the site every day to see which bet has the best odds,” he shares. “The ones with the best odds get bumped to the top of the prediction list.”

And who does Zachary betting on for the title of Sole Survivor? “Tyler Fredrickson, because he has the right combination of intelligence and cunning.”

Where do you fall on our overall Season 30 leaderboard?

For the entire season so far, two of our users are tied with 68% accuracy, though they’re separated by their point scores: Smartdude is in first place with 77,238 points and Taloson is in second place with 21,743 points.

Just behind them in third place is Benutty with 64% accuracy, fourth place is CarlinhosFelipe with 61% accuracy, and there’s a tie for fifth place as both JasonNolette and GOZacharyHardy have 54% accuracy.

Can YOU beat these frontrunners to win our prizes? Then be sure to take part in our “Survivor” prediction contest. We’re giving away $100 Amazon gift certificates to our weekly winners plus at season’s end. The deadline for each episode is Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT.

Our current overall leader Smartdude missed out on calling the elimination of Joaquin Souberbielle last week, however he did accurately predict that Kelly would go home this week (see complete predix). Smartdude did so well at predicting previous “Survivor” episodes that he’s still our #1 reader to take down, proving that it’s possible to do well in our contests without getting everything right.

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.

To vote for who think will go home next on “Survivor,” drag contestants over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order. For example, if you think Jenn will be eliminated, make sure you put her in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.

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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.

We are forecasting everything from the results on TV shows like “The Voice,” “Survivor,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “American Idol” and “The Amazing Race” to the winners of the Emmys (Primetime and Daytime), MTV Awards and Tonys.

Get started by making your prediction as to which castaway will be eliminated next using our easy drag-and-drop menu below the poll. And be sure to sound off on the current season of “Survivor” in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.

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