‘Big Brother’ recap: Did you predict James Huling’s photo finish HOH victory?

Did you predict that self-described “Asian hillbilly” James Huling would win the very first Head of Household competition of “Big Brother” Season 17? If so, you should be taking part in our weekly prediction contest. Hurry — make your predictions for the rest of Week 1 and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will win Season 17.

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During the HOH competition that required the houseguests to balance on a wooden beam while catching tomatoes, four players — James, Audrey Middleton, Jace Agolli and Shelli Poole — all fell off at the same time, resulting in a rare instant replay to determine the winner.

Since James hit the ground last, host Julie Chen declared him to the season’s first HOH.

In our “Big Brother” predictions center, you get to answer the following six questions every week:

Who will win the HOH competition?

Which 4 houseguests will be nominated for eviction?

Who will win the Veto competition?

Will the Veto be used?

Which houseguest will be evicted?

Who will win ‘Big Brother’?

Only 2% of our users predicted that James would win the HOH comp, giving him odds of 50/1. Thursday night’s episode will reveal a second HOH winner. Will it be either Becky Burgess or John McGuire, who our readers give odds of 12/1? Click on the chart to the left to see the full odds for Week 1.

Every time a new user casts their votes, the overall odds are automatically updated at Gold Derby, resulting in updated rankings on our charts. Have YOU voted yet?

Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean answering that week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a longshot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points, so don’t take them for granted.

Who will win ‘Big Brother’? See exclusive predictions

Average Gold Derby users just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your predictions. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.

We are forecasting everything from the results on TV shows like “Survivor” and “Big Brother” to the winners of the Emmy Awards and more.

Get started by making your prediction as to which houseguest will win by using our easy drag-and-drop menu below. And be sure to sound off on the current season of “Big Brother” in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.


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