- The 2022 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest begins July 4 at 11 a.m
- Joey Chestnut favors winning the Men’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
- Miki Sudo is the top-ranked woman in the 2022 Hot Dog Eating Contest
Scheduled annually on July 4th, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest takes place just as the major sports wrap up for the summer, making way for Major League Baseball for the next two months.
Of course, with so much attention now being focused on the annual hot dog showdown, legal entertainment betting sites now routinely offer futures, props and odds for both men and women.
It’s a tough prospect trying to make some money by betting on one sure thing. That’s at stake next Monday when Joey Chestnut, a 14-time champion and overwhelming favorite to win, gets down to the table and prepares to devour some water-soaked frankfurters.
The real question, at least from the men’s side of the competition, is whether Joey Chestnut will surpass his previous world record of 76 hot dogs, a mark set at last year’s event.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest odds for the total number of dogs eaten by Joey Chestnut
- About 74.5 hot dogs -135
- Under 74.5 hot dogs +105
The odds for betting on Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest suggest Joey will eat at least 75 hot dogs, a total that would be two less than a new world record.
It’s hard to imagine Chestnut coming so close and not making it to a new record. He’s preparing for this event full-time, and the slight improvement on his world record year-on-year suggests he’s got plenty in the tank should someone threaten to shut him down or he’s nearing a new all-time mark.
For casual gamblers who like to place a low dollar hedge bet or two on high money lines, consider the distant competitors included in the hot dog eating bet line below.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest 2022 Odds
- Joey chestnut -3000
- Geoffrey Esper +900
- Nick Wehry +1000
- Gideon Oji +2000
A $30 bet would be required to make $1 by betting on Chestnut to win. If you think this is the year Joey loses, payouts of $9 to $20 on a one-dollar bet in the prop above are on the table if you pick the right underdog winner.
More intrigue is on offer on the women’s side of the competition, as Miki Sudo has returned in 2022 to restore dominance over female dominance among hot dog eaters.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest Women’s Odds
- Miki sudo-5000
- Other +700
- Michelle Lesco+1000
Sudo is the female world record holder for the most hot dogs she ate in 10 minutes, with her 48.5 score she achieved in 2020. Miki had to miss last year’s competition due to pregnancy but now she’s back and is much stronger than winner even favoring Joey Chestnut.
Also in the women’s field of competitive hot dog eaters is last year’s champion Michelle Lesco, who won with 30.75 sausages.
The latest round of entertainment betting for the 2022 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest suggests Lesco doesn’t have much of a chance of winning, ranking it lower than simply betting on one remaining “athlete” in the field.
Betting odds: BetOnline, Bovada | Source: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs official website