Last week the castaways of “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X” split from the two generation-differentiated tribes into three mixed tribes. Though the reshuffle came with the potential of neutralizing the growing domination of the Millennials over the Gen X-ers, two members from the younger tribe continue to lead in our odds: Adam Klein, who tops our chart of potential winners for the fifth week in a row with 13/10 odds, and Michaela Bradshaw, who comes in second with 10/3 odds. Do you agree or disagree with our readers’ findings? Hurry — make your “Survivor 33” predictions for a chance to top our famous leaderboards. It’s fun and easy, so start now by predicting who will be eliminated next.
Adam entered the tribal split at the bottom of the totem pole on his original tribe, but was swapped into the new Takali tribe of five in the majority of a 3-to-2 Millennial vs. Gen X divide. He, Taylor Stocker and Jessica Figueroa can vote together to outnumber Ken McNickle and Jessica Lewis if need be, a level of protection for Adam that doesn’t even take into account that he has a hidden immunity idol in his possession. For these reasons Adam is likely to have at least a few more weeks in the game, meaning he’ll make the merge and the jury. As is typical on “Survivor,” once the tribes merge into one, physical threats become the larger targets for elimination and players like Adam come into their own and start charting a path to the finals.
But Adam isn’t the only Millennial looking ahead with such good chances. Michaela was in a toss-up position on the original Millennial tribe, having good connections on both sides of that tribe’s two alliances, and was swapped into the newly formed third tribe of six, Ikabula, with a 4-to-2 majority of Millennials over Gen X-ers. Unlike Adam, Michaela has proven herself as a strong competitor in challenges and will surely become a threat for that reason once individual immunity is up for grabs, but “Survivor” is a numbers game and Michaela is seated in what could easily become a power position that takes her deep into the game.
Though the Gen X-ers continue to be eliminated — they’ve now been the target of the last five (of only six) eliminations — they are not out of contention. Ken ranks third on the chart with 15/2 odds to win and David Wright is sixth with 40/1 odds. The two have been the strongest performing Gen X-ers on the chart all season for their “big move” gameplay and adaptability, but readers continue to have little faith in the rest of the older generation all of whom have 100/1 odds of winning.
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