‘The Amazing Race’ recap: Did you predict the shocking twist?

Did you foresee that none of the eight couples competing in “Good Old Fashioned Spit In The Face,” the fourth leg of “The Amazing Race,” was going to be sent packing? If you got that result right, why are you not taking part in our predictions contest? Every week, someone will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate and the top place on our leaderboards. Do you have what it takes to be the best among the most fervent fans of the “Race”?

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. 

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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. 

Many of our readers already taking part in the predictions contest got it right that this week would be a non-elimination leg. 

We’re four episodes into this 27th season and historically that has been a time when the last team to check in at the pit stop has avoided being bounced. 

With the episode ending on a cliffhanger all we know is that Justin and Diana finished first with Tanner and Josh close behind. We don’t know the order that the rest of the teams make it to the mat nor do we know which teams will be U-turned. 

Collectively, we overestimated Team Texas, with almost half of us predicting them to repeat as winners of a leg. Instead, it was their nemeses, the Green Team, that finished first. Contest entrants who predicted this engaged couple as the team to take this leg reaped the rewards of their bets. 

None of our readers predicted that there would not be a U-turn in this leg of the race. While both teams to make it to the mat encountered the double U-turn board, neither chose to send a team behind them back to do both challenges.

Congratulations to MeisterKeno, the only contest entrant to get 75% accuracy by predicting correctly: that this would be a non-elimination leg; that Tanner and Josh would use the Express Pass; and that Justin and Diana would finish firt. If eligible, as per our contest rules, MeisterKeno will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

Check out the overall Season 27 leaderboard to the right.

Brulash82 remains on top with overall accuracy of 81% and 6,552 points. He breaks the three-way tie by having more points than Adam Rock (4,775) or rov (3,030). That comes from savvy placement of the three big bets (500 points and two of 200 points).

For example, Justin and Diana were 20/1 longshots to win this leg; had you bet your 500 points on them, you would have collected 10,000 points. 

There are still many weeks left to play in our contest and be eligible to win both our weekly and overall season prizes. Don’t forget to update YOUR predictions here.

To make your weekly predictions, just log in to your account (or create a free one), click on “The Amazing Race” button and start answering questions like:

Which team will win ‘The Amazing Race’?

Which team will be eliminated next?

Which team will place first in this leg?

Will the Save be used?

Will the Express Pass be used?

Answer our questions before every episode and you will earn points based on correct predictions. The deadline for the next episode is this coming Friday at 5 p.m. PT. 

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 winners of the Oscars and the Country Music Assn. Awards. 

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. And remember to place your special bets too. 

Below, get started with your predictions for “The Amazing Race” by picking which team will be eliminated next by using our easy drag-and-drop menu. 

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