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Joey Chestnut is favored to win his 15th Nathan's hot dog eating contest.

Ahh the hot dog. Nature’s perfect food.

Equal parts meat-like product and spongy bun, the hot dog has baffled and delighted generations of people who endeavor to answer one question: is it possible to feel bad about yourself while also enjoying one of the world’s great culinary gifts? The answer is a resounding yes, my friends. 

Is it a sandwich? Is it a taco? Is it something else entirely? Scientists here at Odds Shark are working around the clock to find you the answers, but until they do, we have an opportunity for you to be a part of the pinnacle of hot doggery. 

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is an event we can all truly relish, and with July 4 quickly approaching, sportsbooks have released the latest contest odds.

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, the 14-time Mustard Belt winner, is once again the favorite to win the day after setting a world record last year by putting 76 hot dogs and buns (HBD) into his face.

Can he follow up last year’s performance with another belt?

Online sportsbook Bovada has released the latest Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest odds and Chestnut is a -2500 favorite to win the belt. This means you would have to bet $2,500 on Chestnut to win to profit $100.

Chestnut’s -2500 betting line represents an implied win probability of 96.15 percent, according to our sports betting calculator. Additionally, if you wagered $100 on him to win outright at that betting line, you would profit just $4.

Odds To Win Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Men’s Championship Odds: Head-to-Head Winner
WinnerOdds
Joey Chestnut-2500
Geoffrey Esper+700
Nick Wehry+1000
Darron Breeden+1200
Gideon Oji+2000

Odds as of June 28 at Bovada

Will Jaws Gobble Up Another World Record?

Legend has it that the inaugural Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest took place on July 4, 1916, between four immigrants who wanted to settle a debate about who was the most patriotic. And if there’s one thing I know, it’s that there’s nothing more gosh darn patriotic than eating 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes. God bless America.

These days, the rules are strict and the waistbands are loose, but the concept remains the same: eat a lot of hot dogs in a short amount of time.

A world record has been set in two consecutive years by Mr. Chestnut, who will try to one-up himself once again and get to 77 or more hot dogs.

Here’s a look at the past results of the contest dating back to 2000.

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest History

Nathan’s Famous Hot dog eating contest Winners
YearWinnerHot dogs and buns (HBD)Minutes
2021Joey Chestnut7610 min
2020Joey Chestnut7510 min
2019Joey Chestnut7110 min
2018Joey Chestnut7410 min
2017Joey Chestnut7210 min
2016Joey Chestnut7010 min
2015Matt Stonie6210 min
2014Joey Chestnut6110 min
2013Joey Chestnut6910 min
2012Joey Chestnut6810 min
2011Joey Chestnut6210 min
2010Joey Chestnut5410 min
2009Joey Chestnut6810 min
2008Joey Chestnut5910 min
2007Joey Chestnut6612 min
2006Takeru Kobayashi53.7512 min
2005Takeru Kobayashi4912 min
2004Takeru Kobayashi53.512 min
2003Takeru Kobayashi44.512 min
2002Takeru Kobayashi50.512 min
2001Takeru Kobayashi5012 min
2000Kazutoyo Arai25+12 min

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Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Best Bets

There is little reason to bet against the man they call Jaws. Having set world records in five of the last six years, a better bet would be whether Chestnut will do it again.

But it would be a massive upset if Chestnut lost this event. Other than his slip-up in 2015, he has dominated the contest to become the greatest competitive eater the world has ever known. 

Though the bet at -2500 won’t win you much cash, we aren’t going to hot dog it by predicting someone other than Chestnut wins.

But on a day when hundreds of hot dogs will be consumed – and many will be thrown up – it’s safe to say we’re all wieners for getting to witness this historic event.

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Prop Bets

Aside from betting on who will win this year’s hot dog eating contest, there are plenty of prop bets you can bet on over at BetOnline Sportsbook

The women’s side of the competition has a dominant dog-eating force of its own in Miki Sudo, who has won the event seven years in a row. Sudo is going off as a bigger favorite among the women than Chestnut is for the men.

Don’t want to bet on either of these powerhouses? You can bet Sudo head-to-head against Nick Wehry, who is projected to eat a similar number of HBDs as Sudo.

Or, you can bet on the total HBDs eaten by a number of contestants. Check out all the available props below.

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Head-To-Head Matchup

Head-To-Head Matchup
WinnerOdds
Miki Sudo-120
Nick Wehry-120

Odds as of June 29 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Total Dogs, Geoffrey Esper

Total Dogs eaten by Geoffrey Esper
OptionOdds
OVER 52.5 hot dogs-115
UNDER 52.5 hot dogs-115

Odds as of June 29 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Total Dogs, Joey Chestnut

Total Dogs eaten by Joey Chestnut
OptionOdds
OVER 74.5 hot dogs-140
UNDER 74.5 hot dogs+110

Odds as of June 29 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Total Dogs, Gideon Oji

Total Dogs eaten by Gideon Oji
OptionOdds
OVER 41.5 hot dogs-130
UNDER 41.5 hot dogs+100

Odds as of June 29 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Total Dogs, Michelle Lesco

Total Dogs eaten by Michelle Lesco
OptionOdds
OVER 31.5 hot dogs-115
UNDER 31.5 hot dogs-115

Odds as of June 29 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Total Dogs, Miki Sudo

Total Dogs eaten by Miki Sudo
OptionOdds
OVER 49.5 hot dogs-120
UNDER 49.5 hot dogs-120

Odds as of June 29 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Total Dogs, Nick Wehry

Total Dogs eaten by Nick Wehry
OptionOdds
OVER 49.5 hot dogs-120
UNDER 49.5 hot dogs-110

Odds as of June 29 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Women’s Contest Odds To Win

Women’s Contest Odds To Win
WinnerOdds
Miki Sudo-5000
Michelle Lesco+1000
Other+700

Odds as of June 29 at BetOnline Sportsbook