The Minnesota Lynx had been on a roll to start off the WNBA season until they just recently suffered their first loss to snap a nine-game winning streak. Now, Minnesota (9-1) will try to bounce back as they host the Washington Mystics. The two teams lead their respective divisions at the moment, but a loss by the Mystics (7-4) could drop them to second-place in the Eastern Division. Here are the latest details of tonight's Mystics vs. Lynx game including TV Channel, time and how to watch it live streaming online for free.

Game preview

The Lynx come into tonight's game off a recent 98-93 home loss to the Connecticut Sun last Saturday.

Despite 22 points from Maya Moore and all starters finishing in double-figures in scoring, the Lynx came up short as Connecticut was able to pull ahead toward the end of the game. Minnesota's attempt at a three-pointer to tie was short, allowing the visitors to halt the Lynx's winning streak. Now they try to regain their winning ways at the Xcel Energy Center in front of their home crowd on Friday night.

The Lynx were able to defeat the Mystics in a crushing 98-73 game just two weeks ago, but Elena Della Donne was injured and sat out for the game. She'll be a part of tonight's lineup and hopes to provide them with her MVP skills to possibly score a road upset. Washington will not have head coach Mike Thibault or assistant Eric Thibault, as they'll both be attending the funeral for their father/grandfather Frank Thibault.

Tonight's odds favor the home team on the point spread. The Minnesota Lynx have nine points in their favor according to various sports books, with the over/under set at 166 points for the complete game. In terms of future odds, the Lynx lead all teams with 13 to 10 odds to capture the WNBA Championship this season, while Washington is listed third with odds of 11 to 2 as of this report.

How to watch it live

Tonight's Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx game gets started at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage of the WNBA game is available on the ESPN2 channel in the United States. Cable and satellite subscribers with access to WatchESPN can watch the live streaming feed of the game in their web browser or on compatible devices.

A way to watch the Mystics vs. Lynx live stream for free is to sign up for a free trial of SlingTV. The channel streaming service is available for a one-week free trial offer to all new sign-ups via the website. A valid payment method is required to sign up, but the subscription can be canceled before the seven days are up.