Hot Dog Contest (07/02/13)

By John Ewing

Can Joey Chestnut defend his hot dog eating title? How many hot dogs will the winner eat? 2013 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest prop bets. Lines courtesy of Bovada.lv.

Joey Chestnut is looking for his seventh straight “bejeweled” mustard-yellow belt, the award given to the winner of each year's contest. “Jaws” Chestnut holds the world record for eating 68 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes.

Chestnut is tied with former rival Takeru Kobayashi with six wins. Kobayashi has not competed since 2009 after refusing to sign a contract with Major League Eating, the governing body of all stomach-centric sports.

Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest has occurred each July 4th in Coney Island, NY since 1916, the year Nathan Handwerker opened the legendary restaurant. Major League Eating sanctions the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit and ensures the contests are judged professionally and that safety standards are in place at each event.

Hot dogs, prop bets, and the Fourth of July, nothing could be more American.

2013 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Odds to win

  • Joey Chestnut: 1/10
  • Any Other Eater: 6/1

2013 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Total Hot Dogs eaten by the winner

  • Over/Under: 63.5