One of America's annual Fourth of July spectacles will soldier on in the face of being held without any live spectators due to COVID-19. The 2020 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest will take place the first time in an indoor arena without any fans to witness the live event which usually takes place in Coney Island, NY.
Joey Chestnut, the most dominant athlete at this particular competitive eating event, is in search of his 13th career Mustard Yellow Belt. He'll face off against five other challengers in an attempt to also complete a four-peat in the competition. If he so chooses to add to the list of accomplishments he could conquer in this year's contest, he could try and break his world record of 74 hot dogs and buns that he set when the competition was in Brooklyn two years ago.
How to watch 2020 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest
Where: Brooklyn, New York
When: Saturday, July 4, Noon ET
But it's not all Chestnut at this competition. Miki Sudo will try to win her seventh career women's title at Nathan's. Last year, she took home the crown in her division with a total of 31 hot dogs and buns eaten. Her personal consumption record at the New York event is 41, which she set in 2017, and a win this year would mean also mean a seventh straight title -- as well as an undefeated streak that began when she joined this competition.
So who wins the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contests? And how many dogs will the winners consume? Visit SportsLine now to get 2020 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest picks, all from the former Vegas bookmaker who knows when a line is off.
Chestnut is, at no surprise, a -1400 favorites to win the whole darn thing, while the field is +700. His odds of beating his record of 74 hot dogs are at +150, and betting against him is worth -180. Miki Sudo's odds are a little less certain on the women's side, but not by a whole lot. She sits at -700 while the field is at +400. As for the lines in the gendered divisions, the men's winner eating over 72.5 hot dogs is -150 (under is +120), and the women's winner eating over 36.5 is -160 (and below is +130). These numbers are all courtesy of SportsLine.