Hot Dog Eating Odds

Three-time defending champion Joey Chestnut is favored to win the 2010 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, but there’s no doubt he’ll face competition from Takeru Kobayashi.

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For six straight years, Kobayashi has dominated Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, producing victories in 2001 through 2006. He smashed the Japanese and world record for most hot dogs eaten in ’01 by taking down 50 and then broke his own record in ’02 with 50 ½. He topped that mark twice more in ’04 by eating 53 ½ dogs, then once more in ’06 by taking down 54.

In 2007, things changed. Chestnut broke the world and U.S. records with 59 ½ hot dogs in a qualifier contest on June 2. He then set a new event, U.S. and world record by eating 66 dogs to win the 2007 Nathan’s HDEC. He defended his crown in ’08 by eating 59 dogs, then broke his previous record by eating 68 dogs in 2009. He became the second person to win three consecutive titles behind Kobayashi.

Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made Chestnut a 1/3 favorite to win the 2010 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Kobayashi is right behind him at 5/4, while Patrick Bertoletti is 11/1 to win and Tim Eater X Janus is 13/1.

The 2010 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest will take place at Coney Island on July 4 in Brooklyn, New York. For complete odds on this year’s event, see below.

2010 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Odds to Win – July 4, 2010

Bob Shoudt 22/1

Hall Hunt 33/1

Joey Chestnut 1/3

Patrick Bertoletti 11/1

Sean Gordon 80/1

Sonya Thomas 33/1

Takeru Kobayashi 5/4

Tim Eater X Janus 13/1

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Posted: 6/28/10 8:00PM ET

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