In a few days, the world’s greatest eaters will return to Coney Island for the 2017 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4th. Defending champion Joe Chestnut is favored to keep the Mustard Belt.
The No. 1 eater, ranked by Major League Eating, in the world has odds similar to a shark vs. Michael Phelps to win his tenth title. Which is fitting given that his nickname is “Jaws”.
Odds to win Hot Dog Contest
Matt Stonie, the 2015 champion, is the second favorite (+400). Combined Chestnut and Stonie are -6900 to win the belt, the Field is +2300.
Also available to wager on is the number of hot dogs Chestnut will eat. Competitors have 10 minutes to finish as many hot dogs and buns as possible. Chestnut set a contest record by downing 70 dogs last year. He also owns the record for most wieners devoured (73.5) in a qualifying event.
How many hot dogs will Chestnut eat?
Stonie’s over/under is 62.5. The UNDER is juiced to -140, implied probability of 58.3% chance he eats 62 or fewer dogs. Stonie ate 62 hot dogs when he won the contest in 2015.
Chestnut is a 6.5-dog favorite over Stonie head-to-head. Stonie, a.k.a. Megatoad, ate 53 dogs last year compared to Chestnut’s 70 but the odds favor Stonie (+6.5, -175).
Will There be an Eat-Off to determine the winner?
- Yes +1250
- No -2750
Total hot dogs eaten by Women’s winner:
- Over 39.5: +115
- Under 39.5: -155
Chestnut is favored to win but he isn’t unbeatable anymore. Can Stonie or another eater take down the champ? We find out on July 4th.
All odds courtesy of 5Dimes.
MLB Over/Under Pro Systems
Over/Under picks are 90-69 (57%), +18.9 units in 2017