Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Joey Chestnut Is Once Again The Favorite To Win

Eating champ is looking for his sixth crown in Coney Island


Joey Chestnut is the odd-on favorite to win the 98th Annual NATHAN’S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST.

The competitive eater — and five time champion — has earned 1 to 20 odds according to Betfair Sportsbook.  That means you would have to risk $20 to win just $1.

Chestnut 30, set a new world record last year, scarfing down 69 Nathans hot dogs in just 10 minutes.

To prepare for the big day, “I get into a cycle where I’ll do a practice contest, then I’ll fast for about three days,” he told Parade magazine this week.

“No solid food, just lots of liquids. So I pretty much do a cleanse after every practice and go into my next practice empty, and I push a little bit harder.”

Feeling like you want to place a wager?

Here’s a look at the rest of the odds, according to Betfair Sportsbook:

WHO WILL WIN THE MEN’S COMPETITION?

·         Joey Chestnut   (1/20)    

·         Matt Stonie       (6/1)    

·         Tim (Eater X) Janus   (10/1)   

·         Patrick Bertoletti   (20/1)    

·         Bob Shoudt    (20/1)     

·         Field   (7/1)   

WHO WILL WIN THE WOMEN’S COMPETITION?

·         Sonya Thomas   (4/6)     

·         Miki Sudo    (5/4)      

·         Juliet Lee    (20/1)      

·         Field           (9/1)         

 

WILL JOEY CHESTNUT EAT AT LEAST 70 HOT DOGS?

·         Yes    (10/11)   

·         No     (10/11)   

 

WHAT WILL BE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HOT DOGS EATEN BY THE MEN’S WINNER?

·         Over 70.5       (10/11)    

·         Under 70.5     (10/11)  

 

WHAT WILL BE THE MARGIN OF VICTORY BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND PLACE (MENS) FINISHERS?

·         0-4      (7/1)   

·         5-9      (2/1)

·         10+     (1/3)     

The 2014 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest airs Friday, July 4 at 2:00 PM EDT on ESPN2 

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