2022 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Picks

  • Joey Chestnut (-3000) is a huge favorite to win his seventh-straight Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
  • Seven-time champion Miki Sudu is heavy chalk (-5000) in the women’s event after skipping last’s year contest while pregnant
  • The world’s most famous competitive eating spectacle takes place in New York City’s Coney Island on Monday, July 4th

Many countries around the world despise the United States – and for good reason. But, there is something beautiful and ridiculous about celebrating the birth of your nation with a hot dog eating contest. While America is no doubt a backsliding democracy with outrageous gun control problems and a rogue Supreme Court, at least there’s still room for a good old-fashioned competitive eating event.

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Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest

Joey Chestnut-3000
Geoffrey Esper+900
Nick Wehry+1000
Gideon Oji+2000

Joey Chestnut

Joey Chestnut (-3000) is a competitive eating God. The 38-year-old has won the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 14 of the last 15 times, setting a new record in five of the last six years. Usually such greatness would be rewarded with fame, money and beautiful women – but Chestnut likely has to settle for just one of three.

While he sure is famous, stuffing wieners and soggy buns down his throat probably does not get him laid, and the $20,000 cash prize for winning the annual event only covers his yearly toilet paper bills.

A challenger to Chestnut’s crown?

Geoffrey Esper (+900) is living proof that life is unfair. While every red-blooded male knows the name “Joey Chestnut,” the 47-year-old competitive eater remains a nobody despite racking up non hot dog related victories. Since the month of May, Esper has won a Donut Hole Eating Championship (a record 293 in eight minutes), a Pepperoni Roll title (31.5), an Egg Roll event (32.25 four-ounce egg rolls) and a Strawberry Shortcake championship (18.25 pounds).

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Total Hot Dogs Eaten

Competitive EatersTotal Hot DogsBetOnline
Joey ChestnutOver 74½-140
Under 74½+110
Miki SuduOver 47½-105
Under 47½-125
Nick WehryOver 49½-120
Under 49½-110


Joey Chestnut’s over/under is set at 74.5. “Jaws” smashed 76 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes last year en route to his sixth-consecutive Mustard Belt and he already has record-breaking performances in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021. Why bet against an American hero? Take the OVER at -140.

Miki Sudu’s total is locked in at 47.5. The seven-time women’s champion is even more heavily favored than Chestnut at -5000. The 36-year-old American downed 48 1/2 hot dogs back in 2020 (a new ladies record). She then skipped last year’s event because she was pregnant with the baby of fellow competitive eater Nick Wehry. Which is kinda funny, gross and romantic all at the same time.

It’s common for female athletes to put on weight after child birth and struggle to regain their peak form – however, being fat and out-of-shape could be an advantage in a competitive eating contest. Therefore, we’ll take the OVER on the new mother shoveling more than 47.5 hot dogs down her face.

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Steve Starr

Steve is one of the many Americans who spends Sunday watching football on the couch and gorging on heart-clogging eats. He describes himself as a good father, great dog owner, and mediocre gambler and husband.

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