By Grant 'Buddha' Wong
June 18, 2009 - The 94th Annual Nathan's International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest takes place July 4, 2009 and can be seen on ESPN live. Nathan's 94th Annual Hot Dog eating contest is shaping up to be a record breaking event for online gamblers and could be the most bet upon sporting event on the 4th of July, 2009. In 2006, over 30, 000 people saw it live on Coney Island and 1.5 Million household tuned in via ESPN. The 2008 contest had to be decided in Overtime when the top two competitors Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut tied in regulation at 59 hot dogs each. Online sportsbooks have a variety of proposition bets on the event and top competitors. At BetUS Sportsbook you can wager on the Over/Under 62½ Hot dogs Total for the winner. Early betting action by wiseguy hot dog fans, Food Network fanboys , NFL handicappers and fat pigs everywhere has been on the Over 62 1/2 as Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut eclipse Sosa/McGuire for drama in man-o-man-o competition on the 4th of July. At Sportsbook.com, Joey Chestnut is a slight favorite at -120 odds over Takeru Kobayashi -110 odds with the rest of the field (Any Other Contestant - AKA the peeps who puke early) at +1000 odds. So if your looking for a real 'dog' line and big payout take the field at the whooping +1000 odds.
2009 Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest Betting Odds: Nathans Winner Total
Over 62½ Hot dogs -125
Under 62½ Hot dogs -115
2009 Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest - Odds to Win: (Both Chestnut and Kobayashi must compete for action)
Field (Any Other Competitor) +1000
Joey Chestnut -120
Takeru Kobayashi -110
Betting Odds Source: Sportsbook.com June 18, 2009 - hot dog eating odds adjust in real time. Check sportsbook for latest hot dog odds.
Sunshine MLB Baseball Free Picks/Predictions - 2009 Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest - Odds to Win
MLB PICK/Prediction ***Takeru Kobayashi -110 ***
You gotta like the experience of 6 time champion Kobayashi to reclaim his title and the rich endorsement contracts that go with the title. Kobayashi is hungry for the title and has been training hard eating little Chihuahuas. Have a look at Wikipedia for your own research: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan'27s_Hot_Dog_Eating_Contest
Parents are advised to not allow children under the age of 10 to watch the contest as the little hot dog eating buggers will be choking themselves into the Heimlich Manoeuvre.
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