Last week was a tough one for “Big Brother” favorite Vanessa Rousso. After weeks of topping our winner’s chart, Vanessa slipped to second place behind John McGuire after she was backdoored and nearly eliminated. But now, Vanessa is once again our users’ pick to win Season 17. Hurry — make your predictions for Week 8 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’ll be evicted next.
According to Week 8’s exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by users like you, Vanessa now has leading 30% support to win, compared to John’s 28%. When those numbers are translated into racetrack odds, Vanessa has 23/10 odds, just below John’s 13/5 odds.
Following these two frontrunners, Julia Nolan is in third place to win with 10% of our users’ votes (which translates to 9/1 odds), Steve Moses and Becky Burgess are tied for fourth place with 8% (12/1 odds), Meg Maley and Liz Nolan are tied for sixth place with 5% (20/1 odds), Austin Matelson is in eighth place with 2% (50/1 odds) and James Huling is in last place with 0% (100/1 odds).
Check out the overall Season 17 leaderboard to the right. Currently our #1 “Big Brother” predictor is Frederic Lam with overall 87% accuracy and 123,466 points, but there are still many weeks left to play in our contest and be eligible to win our weekly and overall season prizes. See our contest rules.
In our “Big Brother” predictions center, you get to answer the following questions for the rest of Week 8:
Who will win the HOH competition?
Which 2 houseguests will be nominated for eviction?
Who will win the Veto?
Will the Veto be used?
Which houseguest will be evicted?
Who will win ‘Big Brother’?
Making your predictions is fun and easy. Just log into your Gold Derby account, or you can 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 — everything from the Emmys and Oscars to “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Survivor.”
Click on any box and 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 “Big Brother” button, you’ll see something like this:
To vote for who you think will be eliminated next, drag your chosen contestant over from the left to the right. For example, if you think Vanessa will get the boot, make sure you put her in first place.
Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated. If the majority of users think Vanessa will go home, that means she’ll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the contestants who don’t receive many predictions have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.
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.
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.
Get started by making your prediction as to which houseguest will be eliminated next. And be sure to sound off on the current season of “Big Brother” in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.
Photo: Vanessa Rousso. Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS