Tonight’s episode of “The Amazing Race” is likely to be a non-elimination leg according to the latest odds generated by the predictions of Gold Derby users. However, while it is true that there are at least two such episodes each year (we saw the first one of this season back in week four), this may not be the best wager for you to make, strategically speaking.
When you make your predictions at Gold Derby you can win prizes (cash, a chance to chat directly with ‘Amazing Race’ contestants) and earn an honored place atop our official leaderboards of the smartest reality TV prophets. However, to get there you sometimes have to take chances to rack up points.
To that end, consider Timothy and Te Jay as an option to wager on this week. These college sweethearts have been flirting with a last place finish for weeks now. And because they have longer odds (11 to 2) than no elimination (7 to 2), you would earn more game points if they go.
If Timothy and Te Jay get eliminated tonight and you bet the standard sum of 100 points, you’ll nab 550 points for that correct answer. But, remember, you get to place one special 200-point bet on one of the four questions when making your predix. Do that for the question “Which team will be eliminated?” and you can earn 1,100 points if Timothy and Te Jay exit. Married dentists Misti and Jim have the longest odds of all — 8 to 1 — so you would score 1,600 points if you pick them and are correct.
Among our users already making their predictions, Denton aced all four of our questions last week, including which team would win that leg — Misti and Jim — as well as whether they would need the Save (no) and if surfers Adam and Bethany would use the Express Pass (also no). His savvy picks earned him 3,238 points and vaulted him to second place on our overall leaderboard.
In second place last week was Ryan Lapierre. While he only got two of the four questions right, he racked up 2,476 points by strategically placing his special 200-point bet on Misti and Jim; he also correctly predicted they would not use the Save. See his picks for this week here.
To get started, log in to our prediction center by CLICKING HERE. Choose “The Amazing Race” box, then scroll down the page and begin answering the prediction questions. When you’re finished and the TV episode is over, we’ll send you an email with your score and we’ll keep you updated after that.
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 Misti and Jim keep the momentum going? This week’s odds favor surfers Adam and Bethany. Do you? Start making your predictions NOW so that they count in next week’s numbers.
Below, get started with your predictions for “The Amazing Race” by predicting which team will be eliminated by using our easy drag-and-drop menu.