- The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest happens on July 4.
- Joey Chestnut has dominated the Contest for 14 of the last 15 years.
- Chestnut is a massive favorite in the 2021 edition of the Contest.
BROOKLYN - The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest is coming up, and Joey Chestnut, the best competitive eater in the world, is a big-time favorite.
For context, Chestnut is so impressive there are odds on him vs. the field in the 2021 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. However, Chestnut has a lot of different odds available on how stellar his performance is going to be as well.
Joey Chestnut Vs The Field Odds
- Joey Chestnut -5000
- The Field +1000
Sheesh. It’s almost to the point that Chestnut’s dominance is baked into our understanding of the Hot Dog Eating Contest. Chestnut’s last defeat at the Contest was in 2015, and that defeat ended an eight-year run of victories for him.
In other words, in the last 15 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contests, Joey Chestnut has been the champion 14 times.
Special - Total Hot Dogs Eaten By Joey Chestnut
- 75 Or More +150
- 73-74 +245
- 71-72 +300
- 69-70 +500
- 67-68 +1200
- 65-66 +1400
- 0-65 +1600
Chestnut is an absolute freak of nature, even compared to other competitive eaters. The odds on the online sportsbooks expect him to consume 75 or more hot dogs during the course of the contest.
Interestingly, he’s only accomplished this one time in his illustrious career - in 2020, when he demolished 75 hot dogs.
However, the overall trend for Chestnut is upwards - he only broke 70 hot dogs for the first time in 2016.
From here, however, the prop bets devolve into chaos.
Special - WIll A Contestant Be Interrupted By PETA During The Contest?
- No -10000
- Yes +3500
PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is an activist animal rights organization that interrupted the Contest in 2016.
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) July 4, 2016
The likelihood of this happening again is vanishingly small, but to be fair, it is far more likely than the other PETA-related prop bet.
Special - Will The Contest Feed Get Hacked By PETA?
- No -15000
- Yes +3500
This conjures the image of a weird 90’s hacktivist movie - the guy from Hackers screaming about hacking the planet - not something that happens in real life. That said, the odds on both of these “No” wagers are so prohibitive that it seems extremely unlikely that there’s any serious profit to be made.
Still, online gambling fans can wager on Chestnut’s odds, and if they’re feeling spicy, maybe take a gander at the PETA bets.