Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is an annual event held by the MLE (Major League Eating). The competition takes place annually on Fourth of July weekend in the United States in Coney Island.
The contest has become a television tradition and seemingly gotten bigger every year. A big part of that has been Joey Chestnut setting world records year after year, eating ungodly amounts of hot dogs.
As the contest has gotten bigger and bigger, betting options have popped up. Yes, you can now bet on the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Not only can you bet on winners, but you can also bet on over/unders for how many hot dogs people eat. It is a lot of fun and makes a holiday tradition even better when you have some action on the line.
This article will get into a bit more how you can bet on the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Keep reading or Joey will eat you.
Where To Bet Where To Bet Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest:
Everywhere: BetOnline offers betting odds on the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest every year with multiple betting props as well.
What Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest bets are there?
While you can typically bet on the winner of this event, over the years Joey Chestnut has grown so dominant that BetOnline has taken to introducing a variety of prop bets that add some fun to the event.
I am going to use 2021’s odds as an example here, but these are the type of bets that you can expect to be available going forward for Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.
How Many Hot Dogs Will Joey Chestnut Eat?
Over 73.5 -140
Under 73.5 +100
Joey’s all-time best was 75 so the odds were set somewhat low here all things considered. An over bet would mean that he would eat 74 or more while an under bet would be 73 or less.
The over ended up being the right bet as Joey Chestnut set a new world record with 76 hot dogs eaten!
How Many Hot Dogs Will Matt Stonie Eat?
Over 44.5 -120
Under 44.5 -120
In addition to Joey Chestnut, over/under odds will be set on other competitors as well.
How Many Hot Dogs Will Joey Chestnut Eat in the First Minute?
Over 11 -140
Under 11 +100
Typically eaters at the hot dog eating contest start off hot and then cool off as things go on. Most competitors eat their largest amount of hot dogs during this first few minutes of the contest.
What Will Be Said First During Men’s 10 Minute Competition?
This will probably not be repeated going forward, but it was available in 2020. The question was whether the announcers would discuss Takeru Kobayashi leaving Major League Eating or Joey Chestnut being the “GOAT” (Greatest of All Time) of professional eating.
Common Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Questions:
What is the record for hot dogs eaten in a single contest?
In 2006, Takeru Kobayashi set the world record with 53.75 hot dogs eaten. The following year, Joey Chestnut set a new record with 59.5 hot dogs in qualifying and then broke that record in the 2007 event with 66 hot dogs consumed.
Ever since then it’s been all about Joey Chestnut as he broke the record the next year and has continued to break his own records time and time again. Chestnut would set a new world record in 2020 with 75 hot dogs and buns eaten.
You’d think that would stand, but then he broke it again in 2021 with 76 hot dogs and buns eaten.
How to Bet Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest:
BetOnline: Head to the website and enter the sportsbook area. There will be a list of sports on the left hand side of the page. Scroll down to “Other Sports” and click that. This will bring up more betting options, including the Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Betting Strategy:
Here’s the thing about the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, it’s the Super Bowl, the All-Star Game, the World Series, the Masters, and everything else wrapped in to one. There isn’t another event that gets nearly the eyes that this one does and because of that everybody brings their A-game.
What I’m trying to say here is bet the over. Joey Chestnut doesn’t set new records every year because he’s comfortable. He does it because this is the big show.
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