Maple Leafs vs Coyotes: Date, Time, Lineup, Betting Odds, More

Auston Matthews #34, Toronto Maple Leafs, Arizona Coyotes (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Auston Matthews #34, Toronto Maple Leafs, Arizona Coyotes (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Arizona Coyotes face off tonight in the desert for Auston Matthews’ first return against the Coyotes in over a year. Watching Matthews play in Arizona is always a treat, and definitely should be an interesting game tonight for the Leafs as they continue their tear in the midst of a long road trip.

This will be the fifth game back since the COVID pause for the Maple Leafs. They enter the game with a 3-0-1 record since then with some impressive wins against the Vegas Golden Knights, Edmonton Oilers, and Ottawa Senators. For a team in the midst of a tough playoff race with Tampa Bay and Florida, this game matters for the points.

The Coyotes haven’t been great this season, but two out of their seven wins on the year have come in their past five games, so that is a bit of a hot streak for a team that far down in the standings.

Projected lineups via

Toronto Maple Leafs:

Michael Bunting — Auston Matthews — Ondrej Kase

Alexander Kerfoot — John Tavares — William Nylander

Ilya Mikheyev — David Kampf — Wayne Simmonds

Kyle Clifford — Jason Spezza — Nick Ritchie

Morgan Rielly — TJ Brodie

Jake Muzzin — Justin Holl

Rasmus Sandin — Travis Dermott

Petr Mrazek

Jack Campbell

Arizona Coyotes:

Lawson Crouse — Johan Larsson — Phil Kessel

Clayton Keller — Travis Boyd — Andrew Ladd

Antoine Roussel — Riley Nash — Christian Fischer

Liam O’Brien — Nick Schmaltz — Alex Galchenyuk

Shayne Gostisbehere — Dysin Mayo

Janis Moser — Victor Soderstrom

Ilya Lyubushkin — Vladislav Kolyachonok

Karel Vejmelka

Ivan Prosvetov

Date: 1/12/2021

Time: 10 PM Eastern

Channel: TNT

Arizona Coyotes Record: 7-23-3

Toronto Maple Leafs Record: 23-8-3

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Betting Odds: WynnBET

The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Arizona Coyotes betting odds on WynnBET have Toronto as -1.5 point favorites tonight, while Arizona is the underdog at +1.5. The Leafs are the favorite with a Moneyline odd of -300 on the night while the Coyotes sit at +250. Tonight’s game is expected to be high-scoring with an over/under of 6 goals on the night.