After a three-week hiatus for the NCAA basketball tourney, “The Amazing Race” is back this Friday to continue a season that has seen long-term couples pitted against blind date pairings. On the most recent episode (March 13), our savvy users correctly pegged Harley and Jonathan as the most likely to be axed. This long-time couple never recovered from starting the leg in last place.
One of the blind date duo — Bergen and Kurt — surprised even themselves by winning that leg. However, according to our predictions, they are unlikely to make it to the mat first again this week. Indeed, we have them as the second likeliest team to be eliminated with odds of 4/1. Only another random pairing, Blair and Hayley, have better odds of being axed at 13/8.
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I am not convinced that either of those team is on its way out. After all, each did well on the last leg, finishing first and second respectively. That means they get a head start on the other teams this week. That could be crucial as this leg kicks off in Thailand but soon shifts to Germany. Making that first flight out of Bangkok could be the deciding factor.
Our odds favor first place going to blind daters Tyler and Laura, who are currently in third. And our predictors are also backing dating couple Aly and Steve, who start this leg in fourth place. Conversely, these two teams are longshots for elimination at 100/1 each. But if I predict one of them to falter and they end up being last, I would rack up a ton of points.
Although neither of these teams has been first yet, they are both getting along well. The same cannot be said of blind daters Jelani and Jenny, who went from two successive first place finishes to third and then seventh. Maybe I should put my 500 point super bet on them being eliminated. At their current odds of 12/1, I would earn 6,000 points if they end up being axed. (You also get two super bets of 200 points each every week; the other questions are set at 100 points per.)
Let’s take a look at who our contest leaders have in their sights.
Our overall leader, Magic 8 Ball, is predicting it will be the end of the road for Rochelle and Mike (odds of 12/1). However, the most recent weekly winner, Kyle Bailey, forecasts a last place finish for Matt and Ashley (8/1).
Help me make a decision by entering your prediction as to which team will get eliminated. Your choice will figure in our odds, which are updated constantly until show time on Friday. To get started, just dragging teams from left to the right in your forecasted order of likelihood of being eliminated.
For example, if you think the journey is over for Bergen and Kurt make sure to have them in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week until 4 p.m. PT each Wednesday. Just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.
To enter your predictions for the other questions we ask (who will win the race, who will be first this week and will the Express Pass be used) make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google.
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.
We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “The Voice” and “Survivor” to the winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards and both Daytime and Primetime Emmys.
Click on any box to bring up that event, then scroll down to start making your predictions.
For each TV show, cast your votes on several different questions relating to the upcoming episode. And remember to place your 500 and 200-point bets wisely.