Overview, odds and best bets


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The annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest will take place on July 4 at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.

Several major sportsbooks offer odds on the event for everything from who will consume the most hot dogs to the number each of the top contenders may crash.

Everything you need to know about this year’s event:

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
–When: Monday, July 4, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. ET
–Where: Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

Thousands of fans will be in attendance for the second consecutive year after spectators were not allowed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joey Chestnut has won the men’s competition 14 times, including breaking his own record with 76 hot dogs eaten last year. The only person to dethrone him since his dominant run began in 2007 was Matt Stonie, who upset Chestnut in 2015.

Chestnut is the big favorite in all sportsbooks, including -1000 at UniBet, -3000 at BetMGM at Borgata and -3300 at Caesars. While most sportsbooks offer Chestnut vs The Field bets, UniBet offers odds on several individual competitors:

–Joey Chestnut (-1000)
–Geoffrey Esper (+1000)
–James Webb (+1700)
–Nick Wehry (+2000)
–Darron Breeden (+4000)

Esper was the finalist last year.

BetMGM also offers an Over/Under prop on the amount of hot dogs Chestnut will take out.
–More than 74.5 (-135)
–Less than 74.5 (+105)

Miki Sudo will be looking to reclaim her place at the top of women’s competition. She had won the event seven consecutive years before taking time out last year after the birth of her child.

Michelle Lusco won the title last year with 30.75 hot dogs eaten, but is considered a long shot to repeat with Sudo back on the court. Sudo is the -5000 favorite at BetMGM and Borgata against The Field (+1000). Nick Wehry, who finished third last year, is another big contender on the women’s side.

Both sportsbooks set the Over/Under for the female winner at 49.5 hot dogs consumed.

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