‘Survivor’ predictions slugfest: Why did Julie quit? Will Jeremy win? Is Alec crazy?

Julie McGee was one of the more boring characters on the show, to be honest,” says Gold Derby Senior Editor Matt Noble in our latest “Survivor” slugfest. However, he admits that Julie quitting “Has kept a lot of the interesting ones still in it. That’s probably why Jeff Probst didn’t really berate her too much. They get rid of one of the boring characters now rather than a Josh Canfield or Jeremy Collins who’ve been TV gold.”

That’s just one of the controversial topics Matt and I discuss during our new “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” predictions slugfest, which you can watch below.

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Matt and I make our predictions for who we think can win this season, giving reasons for why Jeremy, Josh, Baylor Wilson and her mom Missy Payne are our favorites. Also discussed: Julie’s lame reasons for quitting, Alec Christy‘s mental instability, Keith Nale forgetting his son Wes Nale‘s birthday and who we’re predicting to go home next.

According to our exclusive Gold Derby odds, Jeremy will be the next castaway to get his torch snuffed. Disagree with those odds? Then click here or scroll down to make your own predictions using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Your input will influence the overall standings here at Gold Derby and could save Jeremy from the dreaded #1 spot on our elimination chart. You have until 4 p.m. PT on Wednesday to cast your votes in this week’s contest.

Visit the “Survivor” prediction center where you can forecast everything from who’s going home next, to which castaways will win the Reward/Immunity challenges, to whether or not a hidden Immunity idol will be played. Get our weekly questions right and you could find yourself on our Season 29 leaderboard.

Our current contest point leaders are: MarcusJamesDixon with 16,008 points, seano25 with 12,786 points, Jason Nolette with 11,524 points, David Van Hove with 10,828 points and Tom Wasnock with 10,031 points.

Is your name listed among our Top 10? If not, click on the leaderboard to the right to jump to our Predictions page where you can start making your own forecasts in our weekly “Survivor” contest. It’s fun and easy! The ultimate winner will earn a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

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Show us that you have what it takes to win the cutthroat reality competition here at Gold Derby and win our prizes, including a chance to have your questions answered by the eliminated castaways each week.

We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “Project Runway” to the body count on “The Walking Dead” 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 Josh will win Season 29, make sure you put him 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 Josh will win, that means he’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.

Here’s how racetrack odds work. If you bet 100 on something that has 50/1 odds and you end up being correct, you will receive 50 x 100 points, which equals 5,000 points. You’ll also get your original 100 points back, for a total of 5,100 points.

Watch all of our ‘Survivor’ Slugfests:
#29.00 ‘Preshow Smackdown’ | #29.01 ‘Suck It Up and Survive’
#29.02 ‘Method to This Madness’ | #29.03 ‘Actions vs. Accusations’
#29.04 ‘We’re a Hot Mess’
| #29.05 ‘Blood is Blood’
#29.06 ‘Make Some Magic Happen’
| #29.07 ‘Million Dollar Decision’

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 our Editors’ video slugfest.

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