As it stands, the Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm have identical records. After Friday night's game at Key Arena, one of the two will move above their competitor in the Western Division standings. The Storm host the Mercury in a battle involving 6-5 teams looking to gain some ground on the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks. Featured in the game will be star guard Sue Bird and the new all-time WNBA points record holder, Diana Taurasi. Here's the latest information on the game including matchup odds, TV Channel, time and how to watch the Mercury vs. Storm live streaming online.

Phoenix vs. Seattle preview

With a 5-2 home record, Seattle and their leading scorer Jewell Loyd will try to capture an important win at home to move to 7-5 on the season. If the playoffs were to start today, both the Storm and Mercury would make the postseason. A bunch of losses suffered by either team could move them closer to the outside as the Dallas Wings are a few games back. Seattle comes into this game having defeated the winless San Antonio Stars 75-57 in their previous contest and will try to win their second-straight tonight.

On the flipside, the Phoenix Mercury are coming off a loss, despite Diana Taurasi moving into the No. 1 spot for total points scored during a WNBA career. Taurasi eclipsed former record-holder, Tina Thompson, to take over the record and will add to that with each point scored tonight. More importantly, she and the Mercury look to bounce back from a crushing loss that came 90-59 at the hands of the L.A.

Sparks.

According to the oddsmakers, the Seattle Storm will be five-point favorites in tonight's game. On the moneyline, the Phoenix Mercury are +180 underdogs, while Seattle is a -220 favorite. The over/under points total is set at160-1/2 points for the complete game.

How to watch it live

Tonight's Phoenix Mercury vs. Seattle Storm is scheduled for a 10 p.m. Eastern Time start. Live television coverage is available in several ways.

One of these is a WNBA League Pass subscription through a cable or satellite provider. Another option is for regional viewers who have JoeTV as part of their channel lineup.

For live stream viewing, WNBA League Pass is the preferred option. The subscription service allows fans to see all of the games from the schedule, or to choose a certain team for the season, or purchase a game on an individual basis.

More details are available through the WNBA.com website on how to subscribe to the League Pass service.

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