The Edmonton Oilers come home and look to get their first win of the series as they face the Florida Panthers. It is time to continue our NHL odds series with a Panthers-Oilers Stanley Cup Final Game 3 prediction and pick.

The story of the series so far has been Sergei Bobrovsky. In game one of the series, the Panthers took the 1-0 lead in the game with a goal from Carter Verhaeghe. They would add a goal early in the second from Evan Rodrigues, and then an empty netter in the third. Still, Bobrovsky was great, stopping all 32 shots he faced and taking the win.

Game two of the series saw the Oilers score their first goal of the series. On the first shot on goal, Mattias Ekholm scored on an assist from Connor McDavid on the Oilers first shot of the game. The Panthers would tie it in the second, and then Evan Rodrigues would score twice in the third building the lead. Bobrovsky would stop 18 straight shots after letting in the first shot of the game as the Panthers took the 2-0 series lead with a 4-1 victory.

Here are the Stanley Cup Finals Odds, courtesy of FanDuel. 

Stanley Cup Final Odds: Panthers-Oilers Game 3 Odds

Florida Panthers: +1.5 (-155)

Moneyline: +112

Edmonton Oilers: -1.5 (+205)

Moneyline: -134

Over: 5.5 (-105)

Under: 5.5 (-115)

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Why The Panthers Will Cover The Spread/Win

The biggest concern for the Panthers is the injury to Aleksander Barkov. He is tied for the team lead in points so far in the playoffs, sitting with six goals and 13 assists so far in the playoffs. He also has a goal and six assists on the power play, plus a goal and an assist shorthanded. Barkov already has two assists in the series as well. Still, the Panthers have plenty of production. It starts with Matthew Tkachuk. He is tied with Barkov for the team lead in points in the playoffs. He has five goals and 14 assists while having six assists on the power play. Still, Tkachuk does not have a point yet in the series.

Evan Rodrigues has been great in this series so far. In the playoffs, he has six goals and five assists, good for 11 points. He has two goals and an assist on the power play as well. So far in the finals, he has three goals on three shots, plus one of the goals in on the power play. Carter Verhaghe has also added a goal so far in the series. Overall in the playoffs, he is third on the team in points with ten goals and eight assists. Further, the Panthers will look to get Sam Reinhart going. He has scored eight goals and five assists in the playoffs but has just one assist in the series so far.

The story of the playoffs for the Panthers has been Sergei Bobrovsky. In the postseason, Bobrovsky has a 2.02 goals against average in the playoffs, with a .916 save percentage. He has been difficult to solve so far in the finals. He has stopped 50 of 51 shots so far. That gives him a .980 save percentage and a .50 goals-against average in the series so far.

Why The Oilers Will Cover The Spread/Win

Connor McDavid has been the leader of this team in the playoffs. He has scored five times but with 27 assists, good for 32 total points. He also has two goals and 12 assists on the power play. McDavid needs to get going in this series. He has just one point, and an assist, and does not have a point on the power play so far in the series. Meanwhile, Zach. Hyman is the top goal scorer for the team in the playoffs. He has 14 goals so far in the playoffs, plus four assists. Five of the goals have come on the power play, but he does not have a point in the series.

Leon Draistaitl has not gotten going in this series either. He has ten goals in the playoffs and 18 assists, tying him for second on the team in playoff points. He also has no points, and not scored a goal in six shots. Further, Evan Bouchard will look to get rolling at home. Bouchard has six goals and 22 assists in the playoffs, with a goal and 11 assists on the power play in the playoffs this year.

Stuart Skinner will be in between the pipes in this one. He has a 2.51 goals against average and a .896 save percentage in the playoffs so far. It has not been great for him in the series so far. Skinner has 40 saves on 45 shots in two games. That is still good for a .889 save percentage.

Final Panthers-Oilers Prediction & Pick

This game will come down to one factor, and that is the top guys on the Oilers finding a way to beat Sergei Bobrovsky. The biggest area of opportunity is on the power play. The Oilers have yet to score a power-play goal in this series and will need to find a way to do that if they do not want to go down 3-0 in the series. Still, with how the Oilers have looked and how Bobrovsky is playing, the best play in this one is on the total. Take the under.

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Final Panthers-Oilers Prediction & Pick: Under 5.5 (-120)