Among today's four WNBA games on the schedule will be the hottest team in the league hosting the team with the best record. The New York Liberty have four wins in a row after stopping the league's previous hot team, the Connecticut Sun, this past Friday. Now they get a tougher test as they try to take down the Minnesota Lynx. Can New York get closer to a WNBA playoff spot? Here's a look at what's coming up in today's matchup at Madison Square Garden.

Game preview

The Minnesota Lynx are still sitting pretty with the top spot in the overall WNBA standings ahead of the playoffs.

They head into today's road game having just blown out the Indiana Fever by 59 points this past Friday night. That snapped a two-game losing streak for the team with the best overall record in the league. Now they'll take on a squad that's on a nice winning streak, having won their last four games.

The most recent of those victories for the New York Liberty was an 82-70 defeat of the Connecticut Sun. Tina Charles led the way with 24 points on an 8-for-17 performance as her team held the Sun to 34.3 percent shooting at home.

Prior to that, the Liberty rattled off wins against the L.A. Sparks, Atlanta Dream, and Indiana Fever, but will get a tough test today from the possible No. 1 seed in the WNBA Playoffs.

New York currently has a 16-12 record and is in the No. 4 spot for the WNBA standings, but they're tied record-wise with the Washington Mystics. Neither team has clinched a playoff spot just yet, as a bad losing streak down this final stretch of the season could impact their chances.

Odds makers have given the visiting Minnesota Lynx five points in their favor for today's point spread.

For the moneyline, several sportsbooks offer prices with Minnesota at -230 or -240 and the Liberty as +190 underdogs. The over/under points total as of this report was 157.5 points for today's game in New York.

Live TV or streaming?

There's a 3 p.m. Eastern Time start time for the Minnesota Lynx vs. New York Liberty game. The NBA TV channel will provide live television coverage for most United States cable and satellite viewers. There's also coverage slated for the MSG channel in the New York or Northeastern viewing region.

Live streaming options for NBATV may exist on specific cable and satellite services such as DISH or DirecTV through their streaming websites or apps. For MSG viewers, there's the MSGGo.com website or MSG Go mobile apps to view a live feed of today's Lynx vs. Liberty game.

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