The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest has a foregone conclusion, and then there’s the mystery.
Joey Chestnut Hot Dog Eating Contest
Joey Chestnut Hot Dog Eating Contest, With 14-time champion Joey Chestnut, 38, returning to compete in the Fourth of July event, betting sites are heavily favouring the man whose rapid-eating prowess appears to improve year after year.
Last year, Chestnut broke his own world record by eating 76 hot dogs on the Coney Island, New York, stage, where he’ll be a heavy favourite this year.
Despite his foot injury, sportsbooks, including Caesars Sportsbook, have established Chestnut as the staggering -3000 favorite to win against an entire field that is listed as the +1100 second choice.
Much of this is due to Chestnut’s long reign, as well as the fact that his victory last year came against a second-place finisher, Geoffrey Esper, who ate 26 fewer hot dogs.
Esper is the -140 second choice at FanDuel Sportsbook.
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The big question of the day is how many hot dogs Chestnut can eat. Caesars’
over/under total is 74.5, with the over as a -130 favourite and the under as a +100 underdog.
Esper’s FanDuel over/under is 52.5. Matt Stonie was the last man to beat Chestnut in 2015.