After one of the most turbulent tribal councils in recent memory, Ken McNickle’s odds to win “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X” take a dive from second place last week to fifth place this week with 14/1 odds. Though he still leads on the current Gen X tribe, he now trails four Millennials, and none more than Adam Klein who continues to lead (his fourth week in a row) with 13/10 odds to win. Do you agree or disagree with our readers’ findings? Hurry — make your “Survivor” predictions for a chance to top our famous leaderboards. It’s fun and easy, so start now by predicting who will be eliminated next.
Ken’s stock may have dropped because even though his closest ally David Wright made a bold move using his hidden immunity idol to save Jessica Lewis and send Lucy Huang home instead, Ken was unaware of the plan and fell on the wrong side of the vote. Ken is likely to rejoin with David this week, building up a majority alliance with CeCe Taylor and Jessica to outnumber the rest of the Gen X-ers, but the upcoming tribal swap is sure to dissolve that new alliance fairly quickly. With only seven original Gen X-ers compared to nine original Millennials, the tribal swap puts all of the older generation at a significant disadvantage. As one of the biggest challenge assets left in the game, Ken is probably in the best position for a swap, justifying his spot as the most likely Gen X-er to win.
The Millennials will enter the swap in a much better position and our odds back that up — Adam leads the odds for a fourth week with Michelle Schubert (11/2 odds), Michaela Bradshaw (11/2 odds) and Zeke Smith (12/1 odds) in the next three spots. Michelle is the biggest climber from last week’s odds, vaulting to second place. Having shown a keen sense of awareness and deftness at effective last-minute strategy in the one week her tribe went to tribal council, Michelle will likely be a major strategist post-swap. And unless she’s singled out from the others, Michelle will likely swap on to a new tribe with a few members of her core alliance — Jay Starrett, Taylor Stocker and Jessica “Figgy” Figueroa. Adam, Michaela and Zeke are still arguably the underdogs of the season, but have a chance to pivot and form a new stronger alliance with members of their post-swap tribe. This will be fun to watch play out!
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