Joey Chestnut Will Eat On The 4th – Just Not For Nathan’s

Joey Chestnut eating hot dogs with a no symbol placed over his face

Every July 4th, the world’s top eaters come together in Coney Island, NY, for the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest and a chance to win the $10,000 grand prize.

This year, Joey Chestnut will not be a part of the contest. He is a 16-time champion and winner of the last 8 contests in a row but will miss 2024 because of an endorsement deal with Impossible Foods.

While the company is mostly known for its Impossible Burgers (plant-based hamburger patties), it recently began selling hot dogs, putting them in Nathan’s crosshairs.

Chestnut’s absence guarantees a new winner for the first time since 2015. 18+ entertainment betting sites have odds available now that favor Geoffrey Esper and James Webb to be the top two eaters this Thursday.

2024 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Odds To Win

  • Geoffrey Esper -200
  • James Webb +220
  • Nick Wehry +400
  • Darron Breedon +800
  • Matt Stonie +1100
  • Patrick Bertoletti +2000
  • Gideon Oji +2500
  • Pablo Martinez +3500
  • Bertley Weaver IV +2500

Esper finished second in 2023 with 49 total dogs eaten, while Webb finished third with 47. The over/under set forth by our best-reviewed 18-friendly sportsbooks is 49.5, suggesting that Esper and Webb will eclipse last year’s total.

Number Of Total Hotdogs Eaten By Winner

  • Over 49.5 Hot Dogs -120
  • Under 49.5 Hot Dogs -120

Chestnut has agreed to a hotdog eating contest in Fort Bliss, Texas, that will take place on July 4th. His opponents? A group of military veterans that will combine their digestive efforts against him.

We’re not certain if the contest in TX will be televised but Joey is taking it seriously and is expected to make a run at his all-time record.

Chestnut vs. Kobayashi: Unfinished Beef

Netflix has taken advantage of Chestnut’s sudden free-agency and has booked him against an old rival for an exclusive contest this fall.

On September 2nd, Joey will eat against Takeru Kobayashi live on Netflix. Kobayashi hasn’t been a part of Nathan’s contest since 2010, but the two have competed recently in contests where other types of food are eaten.

Each will be granted ten minutes to down as many frankfurters as possible. The star power is expected to draw in significant viewership and has already inspired the creation of betting odds and props for the event.

Joey Chestnut vs Takeru Kobayashi on Netflix

  • Joey Chestnut -750
  • Takeru Kobayashi +450

Kobayashi’s over/under is set at 55, while Chestnut is hovering around 64, depending on where you place your bets. When comparing their odds to win directly, Chestnut’s moneyline suggests a certain win (88% likelihood of success).

Readers have plenty of time to get in on these Chestnut vs. Kobayashi odds, but the props for Nathan’s will expire Thursday morning.

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