‘Amazing Race’ losers Keith & Whitney: Shelley & Nici’s U-Turn of us ‘made no strategic sense’

Keith and Whitney, the most recent team to be ousted from “The Amazing Race,” are still wondering why Shelley and Nici wasted the U-turn on them. During my recent chat with these newlyweds, who met on “Survivor” three years ago, Whitney criticized these self-proclaimed “superfans” for not U-turning Misti and Jim. As she explained, that would have forced this highly competitive team to use the Save they won in the first episode. Listen to our very revealing conversation below.

Were you as surprised as Keith and Whitney were by the outcome of last Friday’s episode?  If so, why are you not taking part in our predictions contest? You could win a chance to chat with the ultimate winners as well as a cash prize and a place on our leaderboards. Show our users who really got this one wrong — they had Shelley and Nici as the most likely to go — how it is done. Get started with your predictions HERE or scroll down and tell us who you think will win the “Race” using our easy drag-and-drop menu. 

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Among our users already making their predictions, Logan defied the odds and tapped Keith and Whitney for elimination. That savvy pick, along with his correct prediction that Misti and Jim would not use the Save earned him 3,238 points and vaulted him to fourth place on our overall leaderboard

Check out Logan’s predictions for episode six here and our collective odds, which come from the combined predictions of users like you, here.

In second place this week was Vektor. He correctly predicted that neither the Save nor the Express Pass would be used, added 1,500 points to his total and jumped up to the sixth slot overall. See his picks for next week here

And Wilted Youth, who foresaw Kym and Alli repeating as the first team across the mat, collected 1,419 points; that was enough to move him into eighth place overall. Check out his new predictions here

Isn’t it time for you to take on other fans of this 10-time Emmy champ and show them how it is done by predicting who will win (and lose) each leg, whether Misti and Jim will have to use the Save, if the Express Pass will be used, and which team will be take home the million dollar prize.

Get these questions right and you could find yourself on our overall leaderboard next week. Knock our senior editor, Marcus James Dixon, off his perch and show everyone you are the true champ when it comes to predicting the outcome of “The Amazing Race.”

Show us that you have what it takes to win the cutthroat reality competition here at Gold Derby. Our grand prize winner will get a chance to chat with the winning team of “The Amazing Race.” And every week, we will be canvassing our top predictors who will share their insights and get a chance to pose questions to the eliminated teams. Do you have what it takes to be the best among the most fervent fans of the “Race”?

 Listen to our chat with Keith & Whitney and then start making your predicitons for this week’s episode.

To get started CLICK HERE or scroll down and make your first prediction using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Don’t worry, you can keep changing your predictions right up until show time. But we urge you not to wait till then. 

Why? Because your predictions will factor into our official racetrack odds that are pored over by other “Race” fans and TV execs who want to know which teams you love and hate, who you want to win and who you are desperate to see get a send-off. 

What do you think will happen next? Can the new first-place finishers Kym and Alli keep the momentum going? This week’s odds, which were calculated based on our users’ predictions, underestimated this pair of sassy cyclists. Did you? Start making your predictions NOW so that they count in next week’s numbers.  

To enter your predictions, make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google.

After logging in, click on the “Predictions” button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby.

We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race” and “Survivor” 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, then scroll down to start making your predictions.

For each TV show, cast your votes on several different questions relating to the upcoming episode.

If you click on the “The Amazing Race” button, you’ll see this:

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 Misti and Jim will still win the season despite this week’s setback, make sure you put them 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.

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

See the odds for all the prediction questions here.

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.

Find out who sits atop our leaderboard and where you rank here.

Which team do you think is the most vulnerable this week? And who do you think will win the “Race”? Will it be those dastardly dentists Misti and Jim or could surfers Adam and Bethany ride a wave of goodwill to a first place finish. Our current odds favor one of those two teams going all the way.

Get started by making your prediction as to which of the remaining teams will end up as the winners of “The Amazing Race” using our easy drag-and-drop menu above.

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