On Saturday night, two of the WNBA's top teams in the Western Conference meet at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. The Mercury will host the reigning WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks. Will Brittney Griner and Phoenix make it two-straight wins, or will Candace Parker and the Sparks get a rare road win this season? Here's the latest Sparks vs. Mercury game preview including odds and how to watch live online or on TV tonight.

WNBA game preview

As of right now, the Minnesota Lynx own the best overall record in the West and the WNBA, sitting at a recent 8-0. However, three teams are below them with nearly identical records.

The Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm are each 5-3, while the Los Angeles Sparks are 4-3. Today's game will possibly factor into how things shake up down the stretch towards the playoffs.

Phoenix is just 2-2 at home, while the Sparks are 1-3 on the road. The Mercury are coming off a 98-90 win over the Indiana Fever in which Brittney Griner scored a career-high 38 points, snatched nine rebounds, dished out three assists, and swatted away two shots. Teammate Diana Taurasi added 17 points, while Leilani Mitchell came off the bench to score 14.

The Sparks are coming off a 96-90 road win against the Dallas Wings, but have won two of their last three games. In the Dallas loss, the Sparks led 71-64 heading into the final quarter, but the Wings went on a 32-19 stretch to finish the game out in their favor.

Candace Parker had 25 points, while reigning WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike had 28 points and 12 rebounds. Even though Los Angeles shot 50 percent on the road, Dallas kept fighting to the end. Right now, the Wings are a few games behind Los Angeles for the final playoff spot in the standings, so the Sparks will need to keep on winning.

In terms of game odds, the Phoenix Mercury opened as two-point favorites on the spread, but have since fallen to 1-1/2 point favorites. Per Vegas Insider, he over/under points total is 162 points for the complete game, at a variety of sports books.

How to watch it live

Tonight's Los Angeles Sparks vs.

Phoenix Mercury game begins at 10 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage is available to all viewers who have WNBA League Pass. It's also available on TV in select regions on Spectrum SportsNet in Los Angeles (SPECSN) or Spectrum SportsNet HD (SPECD) in select other areas.

For live streaming, WNBA League Pass subscribers should be able to log in and watch the game on their preferred compatible device with the platform. The subscription is currently available to new sign ups on a team basis, all-team basis, or with the option to purchase just tonight's game to watch live streaming online. More details are available at WNBA.com website.

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