According to Gold Derby's combined predictions, either Mike Holloway, Dan Foley or Rodney Lavoie will get their torch snuffed tonight on "Survivor: Worlds Apart." Do you agree or disagree with those odds? Hurry– make your own predictions 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 be eliminated next.
Last week, our users missed calling the elimination of Tyler Fredrickson because they thought Dan was going home instead (though they did have Tyler as their second-place pick). Listen to our exit Q&A podcast with Tyler here, or scroll down to the bottom of this post.
As for tonight's episode, titled "My Word is My Bond," our readers are setting their sights on Mike now that he's had to play his hidden Immunity idol. He has leading 9/4 odds of being voted off, followed by Dan in second place with odds of 3/1 and Rodney in third place at 5/1. Click here for the complete odds for Episode 13.
I side with the consensus this week that Mike will be eliminated next. However, in the event of an upset, my #2 choice is Dan because his two-vote advantage is seen as too much of a threat by the other players. See my complete predictions.
If you go with Mike as your elimination prediction at 9/4 odds and you're correct, you will only earn 225 points. However, if you predict Rodney instead with your special 500 point super bet and you're correct, your total will be much higher (2,500 points) because Rodney's 5/1 odds aren't as good. This is where the strategy — and fun — comes into play here at Gold Derby when making your weekly predictions.
Every time a new user casts their votes, the overall odds are automatically updated at Gold Derby, resulting in updated rankings and chart results. Have YOU voted yet?
Whose torch do you think will be snuffed next? Be sure to visit our predictions center and make/update your forecasts before voting closes Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT. The user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
Where do you fall on our overall Season 30 leaderboard?
All season long, three users — Smartdude, Benutty, Taloson — have been battling it out for the top spot, and this week Smartdude remained in the #1 position on our leaderboard with his "smart" predictions of Episode 12. He now has leading 67% prediction accuracy while Benutty and Taloson are tied in second place with 63%. Talk about a true nail-biter!
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 predicted Tyler's elimination this week. However, he missed calling the previous two back-to-back ousters of Jenn and Shirin (see complete predix), 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 you 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 Sierra 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.
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 change them later as often as you like.
We are forecasting everything from the results on TV shows like "The Voice," "Survivor," "Dancing with the Stars," "The Amazing Race" and "Game of Thrones" to the winners of the Emmys and Tonys.
Get started by making your prediction as to which castaway will be eliminated next using our easy drag-and-drop menu below our exit interview with Tyler. And be sure to sound off on the current season of "Survivor" in Gold Derby's reality TV forum.