Danny Sheridan releases his Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest odds ahead of annual competition
Well-known oddsmaker Danny Sheridan, who is a household name across SEC football circles, has released his odds for the annual Independence Day event, the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Sheridan shared on social media: Joey Chestnut 1:60 favorite; Field +20:1; Over/Under hot dogs eaten: 74; Women: Michelle Lesco 1:10 favorite; Field +5:1.
To give you an idea of Chestnut’s dominance, here are his odds from DraftKings:
Joey Chestnut: -5000
Any other contestant: +1000
Total hot dogs eaten by Joey Chestnut:
Over 73.5: -230
Under 73.5: +165
Last year, Chestnut and Miki Sudo repeated as men’s and women’s champions of the annual event, according to the Associated Press.
Chestnut downed 75 wieners and buns in 10 minutes and Sudo downed 48 1/2 in the same span, setting new world records for both the men’s and women’s events. “I’m always pushing for a record,” Chestnut said before the contest started. “I know that’s what the fans want.”
The annual American holiday tradition was held for decades at the Nathan’s Famous flagship restaurant in Coney Island, NY, this year’s contest will be conducted as a ticketed event at Coney Island’s Maimonides Park. After last year’s pandemic restrictions, the event marks the holiday contest’s return to the public.
“The Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest is an epic event that epitomizes both patriotism and the will to compete,” said Johnny Avello, director of sportsbook operations at DraftKings, per the AP. “We are excited to work with Major League Eating once again to offer people everywhere the opportunity to engage with this July Fourth tradition with true skin in the game.”