It’s almost time for the greatest tradition in American sports: The annual July 4 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Sanctioned by Major League Eating since 1997, this event has competitors eat as many hot dogs as possible in 10 minutes, bun included. ESPN will air Saturday’s contest live from Coney Island at noon ET. Betting is allowed on this contest.
Entertainment Odds: Chestnut, Sudo Favored for Hot Dog Contest This Saturday is July 4, which means it’s time for the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. ESPN has the coverage from Coney Island at noon ET; Joey Chestnut (men) and Miki Sudo (women) are heavily favored to continue their impressive winning streaks. Bet on entertainment at Bovada and get a free 50% bonus.
Joey Chestnut is a 12-time champion in the men’s division, and at press time, he’s the heavy –1600 favorite at Bovada over the field to win his fifth title in a row. Miki Sudo has been just as dominant on the women’s side, winning each of the last six years and carrying –850 odds at Bovada SportsBook over the field into Saturday’s contest. For something a bit less chalky, you can also bet on how many hot dogs the winners will consume.
Chestnut’s record at this event is 74, set two years ago. This year’s over/under is 73.5, with the Over and Under priced at –120 each. There are two totals for the women’s side: 36.5 and 37.5. Sudo is hoping to eclipse her 2017 record of 41 dogs – although she only managed 31 last year. Totals for the first minute of the men’s competition include 9.5 dogs for Chestnut (Over –250). Bet it Here