On Friday night, the Connecticut Sun host the Phoenix Mercury at Mohegan Sun Arena. The WNBA's all-time top scorer Diana Taurasi makes her first return to the arena since taking over the record. Connecticut fans will certainly be looking forward to her return, but they'll also be looking for a home team win as the Sun try to keep up with the Mystics atop the East. Here's the latest WNBA game preview including matchup odds, recent game results, Tv Channels, and how to watch the Mercury vs. Sun live online.

WNBA game preview

In tonight's game, both teams come into the matchup on two-game winning streaks.

The Connecticut Sun have won their past two home games against the Chicago Sky, and more recently, the Indiana Fever. In that 89-73 victory, Jonquel Jones achieved her 13th double-double of the WNBA season while fellow WNBA All-Star Alyssa Thomas scored 14 points along with eight assists and four steals. The win brought the Sun to 13-9 overall in the standings, keeping them even with the Mystics.

As for the Phoenix Mercury, the team is currently 13-10 overall and 6-4 when playing on the road. The Mercury have consecutive wins over the Chicago Sky and San Antonio. In that recent win over the Stars, Monique Currie hit four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points. The Mercury are still awaiting the return of the league's top scorer this season, center Brittney Griner, who has been sidelined for weeks with several injuries.

The Odds Shark website lists Connecticut as an eight-point favorite on the spread for tonight's game. On the moneyline, the Sun are priced at -360 to -400 at various books, with the underdog Phoenix Mercury at +290 to +300. The over/under points total is at 167 points for tonight's game at several sports books.

How to watch it live

Tonight's Phoenix Mercury vs. Connecticut Sun game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. Eastern Time start. Live television coverage is available to viewers through several networks depending on region or television provider package.

The WNBA League Pass is the option that most viewers will be able to use if they have the service as part of their cable or satellite package.

In the Connecticut or Northeast region, cable and satellite viewers who have Comcast Sports Northeast HD (CSNHD) will be able to watch on their applicable channel.

For live streaming, the WNBA League Pass subscription service is the way to go. Available through WNBA.com, the service allows for fans to buy a full season pass, a specific team's season pass, or an individual game to watch. In addition, cable and satellite subscribers with CSNHD may be able to log into the website or compatible apps to watch a live streaming feed online.