Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Arizona Coyotes Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Dec 28, 2022

The Arizona Coyotes will aim to continue capitalizing on home ice advantage when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.

December 29, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena
Puckline -1.5 -125
Moneyline -318
Over / Under o +6


Betting Action


Puckline +1.5 +104
Moneyline +262
Over / Under u +6


Betting Action


A 6-3-2 home record has Arizona out of the bottom three spots in the Western Conference, and they’re eying down a sweep of a three-game home stand. The Coyotes last played Tuesday, defeating Colorado 6-3.

Toronto’s collected three wins a row to get to 22-7-6 on the season. They last played Tuesday at St. Louis, with a William Nylander marker clinching a 5-4 overtime win for the Maple Leafs.

Puck drop at Mullett Arena is set for 9 p.m. EST, with Toronto a massive road favourite at -263 on the moneyline and -115 on the puckline spread of -1.5. Oddsmakers have put the total at 6.5 on the NHL odds.

Maple Leafs vs. Coyotes NHL Betting Odds

At face value you could assume Toronto’s recent rosters would have preformed quite well against an Arizona club that has made the playoffs just once in the last 10 seasons. But in Toronto’s last 15 meetings with the Coyotes, it’s the Maple Leafs who are 4-11. Six of the last seven Maple Leafs–Coyotes games played in Arizona have also gone under the total.

The Leafs have been strong on the road overall though, winning eight of their last 11 away games. Thursdays haven’t been Arizona’s day either, as they’ve won only one of their last eight games played on a Thursday.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Nylander’s overtime winner Tuesday was his team-leading 21st goal of the season, and became the third Toronto skater to reach 40 points. Auston Matthews picked up an assist in the win, which also got him to 40 points while Mitch Marner has a team-high 41. The Leafs top forwards have been rolling lately too as Toronto has scored at least four goals in all of their wins on this current three-game streak.

Ilya Samsonov’s started Toronto’s last two games in net but it’s expected to be Matt Murray in the crease at Arizona. Murray’s got the better numbers out of the two, leading the team with a .925 save percentage and going 8-2-2 in 12 games played.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes scored six goals for just the second time this season when they doubled up the defending champs, Colorado, on Tuesday. Lawson Crouse and Jakob Chychrun had three-point nights, while Connor Ingram picked up his second win of the year with a 28-save night.

Crouse now has a team-high 14 goals and got to 20 points on the season. Clayton Keller, who’s got six goals and six assists this month, leads Arizona with 33 points and was the team’s goal leader until Crouse passed him Tuesday.

Starter Karel Vejmelka, who’s been good with a .910 save percentage in 24 games, is expected to start against Toronto.

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