Thursday night “Big Brother” will air its second live double eviction of the season. On the block for the first eviction are Jason Dent and Kevin Schlehuber and after one of those men leaves, the six remaining houseguests will compete in back-to-back Head of Household and Power of Veto competitions that will help determine who’ll be the second player eliminated. Who are YOU predicting to be left standing in the Final 5? Let’s take a look at and break down our exclusive “Big Brother” odds heading in to one of the most unpredictable nights of the summer.
Considering the amount of control Paul Abrahamian has exerted over the entire house all season, it would be shocking if anyone foils his plan to oust Jason in the first eviction of the night. Indeed, predictors are placing their bets on Paul’s plan, giving Jason leading 21/20 odds over Kevin’s 9/2 odds of being one of the two evictees. If Jason is in fact the first to go, that leaves three others as the most likely targets for the whirlwind second eviction. Kevin would be the easy consensus pick to go, but after him there’s Alex Ow with 7/1 odds and Raven Walton with 12/1 odds of going home.
Based on what he’s told Christmas Abbott and Josh Martinez, Paul would like Alex to go after Jason, leaving him to play against some of the worst challenge performers for the rest of the game. The biggest hoop to jump through in order to secure an Alex eviction will be beating her in the live HOH comp, and considering she’ll be reeling from a potential Jason blindside only minutes before it may be much harder than the house thinks. We expect the HOH comp to be a battle between Paul and Alex — both have already won HOH twice this season — with 2/1 and 27/10 odds, respectively. Right behind them is Josh with 13/2 odds of winning. He’s won once before and could have won last week, but instead threw the challenge to Christmas so that he’d be available to win this one.
Josh would probably be the most exciting HOH during the double eviction, especially after he sounded the alarm about Paul’s manipulative gameplay all week. If Josh does win HOH we could be in for one of the biggest blindsides in “BB” history with the sudden departure of Paul. That being said, Paul remains the odds-on favorite to win the season with overwhelming 10/11 odds in that race. His biggest competition to the throne is Christmas with 5/1 odds and Alex with 7/1 odds. Strangely, Josh is picked by only a few predictors, giving him 14/1 odds of winning. Perhaps he could take a few pointers from Kevin and Paul in the jury management sector of his game?
In our other races, predictions are near certain that the live votes will NOT be unanimous (4/11 odds), Paul will NOT say “friendship”(4/7 odds) and Josh will NOT say “meatball” (5/6 odds) live on air, and there will NOT be a kiss (3/10 odds). And once again, most believe that host Julie Chen will utter her trademark “But first” twice (5/6 odds). Be sure to update your predictions before Thursday’s chaotic live episode begins and sound off in the comments with your thoughts about the season.
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