After last week’s crazy double-elimination episode, it’s hard to say for sure in whose hands the power on “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X” truly lies, but our readers are once again placing their bets on Ken McNickle. For the second week in a row, Ken leads our predictions to win with 21/10 odds. Close behind him and gaining steam is Jay Starrett with 9/2 odds while in third place we have Adam Klein with 5/1 odds, who three weeks ago was our longtime pick to win. Do you agree or disagree with our readers’ findings? Hurry – make your “Survivor 33” predictions for a chance to top our famous leaderboards. It’s fun and easy, so start now by predicting who will be out next.
For only the third time in “Survivor” history, a tribal council concluded in the castaways drawing rocks to determine who would go home. After Jessica Lewis drew the black rock and had her torch snuffed, Ken and his closest ally David Wright were left with one less number on their side of the game.
In most other seasons, the disadvantage that Jessica going home puts them in would be a death knell to their chances at a win, but this season has been defined by quick-switching alliances. Having sided with them in the last tribal council, Adam and Hannah Shapiro are likely to rejoin Ken and David in the next vote, but the group will still be short of the needed majority compared to the five that voted together against Hannah.
The bond between David and Zeke Smith that had them aligned with one another up until last week is likely severed beyond repair meaning that in order to take control of the game, Ken and David will need to pull in Jay and/or Will Wahl to their side. Based on our odds, it appears that for now our readers are expecting such a move to happen. If Ken, Adam and Jay all join to form an alliance they’ll have all four remaining game advantages on their side — Ken’s legacy advantage, Adam’s reward swap, and the hidden immunity idols of both Adam and Jay — making each of their paths to the finale much clearer than they stand now.
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