Friday night's WNBA action includes a pivotal matchup between the East's Washington Mystics and New York Liberty. Each of these two teams have clinched a spot in the playoffs, with the Liberty holding the No. 4 spot in the playoff positioning by a half-game. A win tonight for the Mystics can help them take over that spot and move closer to trying to catch Connecticut. A win by New York keeps them ahead of Washington and within pace of the Sun. Here's the latest game preview with odds, start time, television channels and live stream options to watch.

Game preview

Both the Washington Mystics and New York Liberty are already secured as far as going to the postseason. The Mystics are 17-12 overall and have five games left on their regular season slate. The Liberty are 18-12 with four games remaining. As of right now, New York is a spot above Washington in the playoff standings, but a loss would give the Mystics the advantage for the fourth spot. The top four teams in the playoff standings will earn byes into a later bracket of the postseason.

The good news for the Washington Mystics is that their All-Star Elena Delle Donne is closer to return. As of this report, she was listed as "upgraded to probable" to potentially play in tonight's game. Delle Donne has been out due to a left thumb injury, yet the team has managed to keep winning in her absence.

Per the Odd Shark website, the New York Liberty are the favorites tonight with a point spread of 4.5 points in their favor. On the moneyline, the Liberty are -200 at several sportsbooks with the visiting Mystics at +170 as the underdogs. Tonight's over/under as of this report is 157.5 points for the game. Of note, New York is 5-0 against the spread over their last five games, while the Mystics are 2-4 ATS over their last five, and 6-3 straight up over their last nine games.

How to watch it live

Tonight's Washington Mystics vs. New York Liberty game gets started at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time from Madison Square Garden. There's television coverage through three networks with WNBA League Pass, MSG (New York), and Monumental (D.C. region) all offering presentation of the game.

For live streaming, WNBA League Pass is available through the website with various package prices or the option to purchase and watch just tonight's game. MSG offers live streaming to their viewers on the website or apps, while Monumental has live feeds at the website.