Joey Chestnut opens as -1000 fave in July 4 hot dog eating contest

Jul 2, 2013 |
Joey Chestnut opens as -1000 fave in July 4 hot dog eating contest
Joey Chestnut will look to win his seventh-straight contest this Fourth of July.
Joey Chestnut will look to win his seventh-straight contest this Fourth of July.
One of the staples of the Fourth of July holiday is, of course, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.

The contest will take place on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.

The hot dog celebration was dominated from 2001 to 2006 as the legendary Kobayashi won each event in that span. Since 2006, it has been all Joey Chestnut.

Chestnut has won six-straight events since 2007 and he is the overwhelming favorite to take home the prize again this year.

The defending champ is favored at -1000 to win the event with any other eater coming in at +600.

You can also wager the over/under on hot dogs eaten by Chestnut. The current line is 63.5 dogs (over -120).

Chestnut at 68 hot dogs last year and 62 in 2011.

As a refresher, here's video of the 2012 event as The Champ goes to work on 68 dogs:


Here's a list of total number of wieners eaten by Chestnut in his winning years:

2012: 68
2011: 62
2010: 54
2009: 68
2008: 59
2007: 66

Odds courtesy of BetOnline.com.

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