(The Spread) - With the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals set to begin on Wednesday between the Blackhawks and Bruins, who will win this year's Conn Smythe Trophy?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Blackhawks' goaltender Corey Crawford is currently favored to win the Conn Smythe Trophy at 7/4 odds (+175), while Boston goalie Tuukka Rask has the next best odds at 9/4 (+225).
Continuing with the odds, David Krejci is 5/1 (+500) to win this year's Conn Smythe Trophy, while Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane are both 7/1 (+700) to win the award. Bryan Bickell, who has been one of the surprising playoff performers this postseason, is 19/2 while Zdeno Chara is 12/1.
The long shots include Patrice Bergeron and Patrick Sharp, who are both 15/1, respectively, while Nathan Horton and Brad Marchand are both 25/1, respectively. While Duncan Keith are 25/1, Jaromir Jagr and Jonathan Toews have the longest odds at 50/1 to win this year's playoff MVP award.
Will one of the two goaltenders win the Conn Smythe this year? The odds for are 4/9 (-225), while the odds against are 37/20 (+185). And for the question of whether or not a player from a losing team be award the 2013 Conn Smythe, the odds for that feat happening is 15/1.
Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals is on Wednesday starting at 8:00PM ET. The Blackhawks are -143 money line favorites over the Bruins for this game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 5 goals. Boston is a +132 money line underdog.