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Stanley Cup odds: Oilers' chances slipping, Bobrovsky Conn Smythe favorite

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The Oilers' Stanley Cup chances are slipping away after they dropped both games in Florida.

Edmonton's odds before the series were +115 on theScore Bet - an implied probability of 46.5% - but have now plummeted to +375 as the team heads home for Game 3.

That means oddsmakers are giving the Oilers a 21.1% chance of hosting the Cup.

Even though they lead the Panthers in expected goals by a narrow margin of 4.8 to 4.66, according to Natural Stat Trick, the Oilers only got one puck past Sergei Bobrovsky on 51 shots in the series' first two games.

Bobrovsky's shutout in Game 1 - in which the Oilers were expected to score nearly three goals - was instrumental in giving the Panthers a comfortable 2-0 lead and pushing them to -550 to win the Stanley Cup.

The goaltender's performances vaulted him up the Conn Smythe oddsboard, too, making him the new favorite. He's now priced at -175 after being +400 before the series. Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov sits next on the list at +450.

Connor McDavid, who had the shortest odds to be named playoff MVP before the puck dropped on Game 1, is now priced at +550. He has one assist in two games.

The Stanley Cup Final continues Thursday, with the Oilers priced as -135 home favorites in Game 3.

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