- The 2022 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Begins At 11 AM On July 4th
- Joey Chestnut Favored To Win Men’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
- Miki Sudo Is Top Ranked Female In 2022 Hot Dog Eating Contest Odds
Annually scheduled to occur on July 4th, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest takes place right as major sports are wrapping up for the summer, giving way to Major League Baseball for the next two months.
Naturally, with so much attention now drawn to the yearly hotdog showdown, legal entertainment betting sites now routinely offer futures, props, and odds to win for both the men and women.
It is a tough prospect to try and earn some money by betting on a sure thing. That’s exactly what’s at stake next Monday when Joey Chestnut, a 14-time champion and overwhelming favorite to win, bellies up to the table and prepares to gobble down some frankfurters dipped in water.
The real question, at least from the men’s side of the competition, is whether or not Joey Chestnut will top his prior world record of 76 hot dogs, a mark that was set at last year’s event.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest Odds For Total Dogs Eaten By Joey Chestnut
- Over 74.5 Hot Dogs -135
- Under 74.5 Hot Dogs +105
The odds for betting on Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest suggest that Joey will ingest at least 75 hotdogs, a total that would be two short of a new world record.
It is hard to imagine a scenario where Chestnut comes so close to setting a new record and fails to do so. He prepares for this event full time, and the slight elevation of his world record from year-to-year suggests that he has plenty left in the tank should someone threaten to close on him or he nears a new all-time mark.
For entertainment gamblers that like to place a low-dollar hedge bet or two on high moneylines, consider the long-shot competitors included in the following hot dog eating betting line.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest 2022 Odds to Win
- Joey Chestnut -3000
- Geoffrey Esper +900
- Nick Wehry +1000
- Gideon Oji +2000
A bet of $30 would be required to net $1 by wagering on Chestnut to win. If you believe this is the year that Joey loses, payouts of $9 to $20 on a one-dollar wager are on the table in the above prop if you select the correct underdog winner.
More intrigue is offered up on the women’s side of the competition, as Miki Sudo has returned in 2022 to re-establish dominance over the female hot dog-eating dominion.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest Women’s Odds to Win
- Miki Sudo -5000
- Other +700
- Michelle Lesco +1000
Sudo is the female world record holder for most hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes with her mark of 48.5 that she set in 2020. Miki had to miss last year’s contest due to pregnancy, but now she returns and is much more heavily favored to win than even Joey Chestnut.
Also in the women’s field of competitive hot dog eaters is last year’s champion, Michelle Lesco, who won by downing 30.75 wieners.
The latest round of entertainment prop bets for the 2022 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest suggest that Lesco doesn’t have much of a shot to win, and rank her lower than simply betting on any remaining “athlete” in the field.