Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Odds, Betting, and Pool Preview
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The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest has been around for over 100 years, and it feels like Joey Chesnut has won just about all 100 of them. The odds show just about the same storyline. Bettors can look to make the most money via either betting against Chestnut, which might be a waste of money, or entering the DraftKings free to play pool. Read below for a preview on the pool.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Odds
Joey Chestnut is a massive -3335 (via DraftKings sportsbook) favorite to win the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Due to this, the real action will come via his prop for total hot dogs eaten.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Odds (via DraftKings Sportsbook)
Joey Chesnut: -3335
Any other participant: +900
Winner (Nathan’s Women’s Hot Dog Eating Contest)
Michelle Lesco: -1000
Any other participant: +500
Number of Hot Dogs Eaten by Joey Chesnut
Over / under: 73.5
Over @ -200
Under @ +150
Best finishing position
Geoffrey Esper (-125) vs. Darron Breeden (+100)
Nick Wehry (-141) vs. Gideon Oji (+110)
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Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Free to Play Pool Preview
Here are the questions that will be a part of the DraftKings free to play pool. Read up on the preview in order to have the best shot at winning a share of the pool!
1. Who will win the Men’s Championship?
Pick: Joey Chesnut
In the 2020 Contest, Chesnut not only won, but the margin between him and the second place participant was 33 hot dogs. At 37 years old, Chesnut is still dominating the competitive hot dog eating space. He set a record last year by eating 75 hot dogs (and buns) in 10 minutes.
2. Who will win the Women’s Championship?
Pick: Marie Mele
Despite the odds, the women’s field is not as lopsided as the men’s. Last year’s winner, Miki Sodo is not competing. This leaves the event wide-open for a new winner. Mele finished in second place behind Sodo in last year’s contest.
3. Will the existing record of 75 Nathan’s famous hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes be broken on July 4th?
Weather will play a factor here. The forecast for July 4th is currently looking at a high of 73 degrees, low of 57 degrees and overcast. This may be the perfect storm for a possible world record. The crowd will likely be into it, having not been allowed at last year’s event. The combination of the lower temperatures for a July summer day and an electric New York City crowd may set the perfect stage for a record this year.
4. Will the existing women’s record of 48.5 Nathan’s famous hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes be broken on July 4th?
This one is simple. Sudo is not competing this year. She beat all other competitors by 30 hot dogs last year.
5. How many Men’s contestants will eat 50 or more hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes?
This one is a bit tricky. The historic numbers are helpful here. Since 2006, the winning number of hot dogs have been over 50. 2-3 is the pick due to the contest usually only being competitive between about 2-3 people (with Chestnut usually the one coming out on top).
6. Where will Geoffrey Esper finish in the Men’s Championship?
Pick: 2nd or 3rd
Esper has never won the event but historically has shown some solid finishes. He did not compete last year, but his finishes since 2015 – 2019, respectively, have been: seventh, fifth, fourth, fourth, third. The numbers are trending clearly towards a second or third finish for Esper.
7. How many hot dogs will Joey Chesnut eat in the Men’s Championship?
Pick: 71 to 76
The over under (via DraftKings sportsbook) has been set at 73.5. So, 71 to 76 encompasses this well. Additionally, in the past four years, Chesnut has eaten between 71 to 76 each year.
8. In the World Championship undercard, will Badlands Booker chug a gallon of lemonade in under one minute?
Well, Booker chugged a gallon of soda in under a minute this past April, so he should be able to handle this lemonade challenge with ease. Booker himself said after the contest that soda is the hardest beverage to chug due to the carbonation. The lemonade will go down much easier.
The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contests will take place from Coney Island, Brooklyn. The contest starts at 11am EST on July 4th.