I am not basing this on the 6.0's they received at the USN, but they are capable of skating great. Navka-Kostomarov have made numerous mistakes this season. If they make a couple of mistakes at worlds, I think B&A can upset them for the gold. At the GPF when both skated clean, B&A were 10 points behind N&K. I don't know if a couple of mistakes by N&K could push them down. I don't really want to hear about the judges holding up N&K because worlds are in Moscow. Let us just have a discussion based on points.
I don't know if D&S are a factor at this point- they seemed to go downward as the season progressed. They may surprise everyone by skating great, but my feeling is that this year's program is just not going to do it for them. B&A beat them at GPF and I am going to assume (always a dangerous thing to do!) that B&A will win at least the silver. Can they win the gold though in Moscow, based on the program and performance?