‘Survivor’ predictions slugfest: Winner will be Natalie Anderson, however …

In our new “Survivor” predictions slugfest, Gold Derby Senior Editor Matt Noble and I lay out the plan for how Natalie Anderson should be this season’s sole Survivor. She has everything going for her: friends on the jury, challenge wins and impressive game moves. However, Matt warns of a possible scenario that could see Natalie’s torch snuffed at the Final 4.

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The last time Natalie can use her hidden Immunity idol is at the Final 5, meaning she’s 99% going to make it through the first vote-off in the two-hour season finale. (We allow 1% in case she foolishly doesn’t use her idol and gets blindsided.)

At the Final 4, if mother-daughter team Missy Payne and Baylor Wilson are both still in the game along with Natalie, then what would happen if the fourth castaway — either Keith Nale or Jaclyn Schultz, whoever’s left — wins the Immunity challenge? Obviously, Missy and Baylor would stick together under that scenario and be forced to eliminate their BFF Natalie.

Also in our new slugfest, Matt and I run through the racetrack odds of the Final 5 according to Gold Derby’s official predictions. As it stands now, Natalie is still in the lead, followed by Keith in second place, Baylor in third place, Missy in fourth place and Jaclyn far behind in last place.

Click on the odds chart to the right to jump to our Predictions page where you can start making your own forecasts in our “Survivor” contest. It’s fun and easy! The ultimate contest winner will earn a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

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If you want to join in our contest, simply click here or scroll down and make your first prediction using our easy drag-and-drop menu. You have until 4 p.m. PT on Wednesday to cast your votes for the Season 29 finale, titled “This is My Time.”

We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor” and “Top Chef” to the body counts on “The Walking Dead” and “American Horror Story: Freak Show” to the winners of the Oscars, Golden Globes and Grammys. Click on any box to bring up that event and get started.

To vote for who think will win, drag contestants over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order of finishing. For example, if you think Natalie will win Season 29, 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.

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Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated. If the majority of users think Natalie will win, that means she’ll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the castaways who don’t receive many votes of confidence have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.

The standard bet for each question is 100 points, which are wagered against the odds you locked in when you saved your predictions. However, for each TV episode you are given one special 200 point bet that you can use strategically to gain more points.

Get started by making your prediction as to which of the remaining players will end up as the winner of “Survivor” using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Below: listen to Jon Misch‘s exit interview podcast and watch our recent Editors’ video slugfest.

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