Joey Chestnut Heavily Favored To Win 2013 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

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2013 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating ContestThe celebration of a nation’s holiday and the culmination in hundreds of years of tradition and advancement through the decades can be honored in no better way than slamming hot dogs down your stomach as fast as possible, right?

Well, the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest held each year on the Fourth Of July is becoming a tradition that many look forward to, so that introduction might actually not be far off. Sure, celebrating the birthday of the United States of America calls for a pause of reflection of history, but it’s also about the celebration of what is, and what’s to come. It’s about creating new traditions and having fun in a country that is the land of the free and the home of the brave.

So we at say that the hot dog eating contest should be celebrated and honored!

The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest airs live, as the best eaters in the country descend on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York to see if they can claim the largest victory in competitive eating.

Of course, there is one name that stands alone over the course of the last several years.

Joey Chestnut.

Chestnut has been the dominant force for the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, since over taking Takeru Kobayashi back in 2007. Chestnut has proceeded to win every year since that first victory in 2007, making it six-straight. Will there be a seventh-straight championship? People doubted the SEC in college football too pull off a seventh straight BCS Championship. Check the trophy case in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and see how those doubters turned out.

Chestnut equaled his record of 68 hot dogs back in 2012 last year, winning by 23 hot dogs to the nearest competitor. In fact, the last two years haven’t been close.

Bovada Sportsbook is getting down on some 2013 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest betting odds. But not every competitor entered is installed with odds. In fact, it’s Chestnut versus the field. But there is an additional betting line for the over/under total number of hot dogs consumed by the winner as well.

Chestnut is a huge -1000 favorite to win for a seventh time in a row. At the -1000 payout, betters would have to wager $10 just to make a $1 profit. A wager on any other eater winning this year is set at +600, which is a 6 to 1 payout.

2013 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Odds to Win

  • Joey Chestnut -1000
  • Any Other Eater +600

The over/under total of hot dogs has been set at 63.5. Chestnut has gone over that total three times in his career, in 2007, 2009, and 2012. He has come close other times with 62 hot dogs in 2011, and 59 hot dogs in 2008.

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

  • Over 63½ -130
  • Under 63½ -110

The 2013 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest will air at Noon ET on Thursday, July 4th on ESPN2.

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