friday night's WNBA action includes a battle between the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx. The two teams met in last season's WNBA Finals with the Sparks coming away with the win in a bit of controversial fashion. However, no team has been better than Minnesota in the latest season, but they'll be without their point guard Lindsay Whalen who is sidelined due to surgery on her hand. Here's the latest WNBA game preview including matchup odds, start time, Tv Channels, and how to watch the Sparks vs. Lynx live streaming online.

WNBA game preview

The two teams have met just once this season so far with Minnesota hosting the previous contest on July 6th.

The Minnesota Lynx won that game 88-77, with 20 points and 13 boards from Sylvia Fowles, and 20 points from Renee Montgomery. Montgomery's previous performance for Minnesota may be good news as their main point guard, Lindsay Whalen, is sidelined due to surgery and will be unable to play.

The Los Angeles Sparks come into the game with the second-best record in the WNBA as the two teams move towards the playoffs. They'll meet once more on August 27th in Los Angeles to complete their three-game season series ahead of the postseason. As of right now, both teams would earn byes deep into the final rounds of the playoffs.

The Minnesota Lynx are currently 5.5-point favorites on the point spread for tonight's matchup. On the moneyline, various books list Minnesota at -240 to -250 favorites, while the underdog Sparks are +200 to +210.

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The Lynx hold a 6-4 advantage in the last 10 meetings between the two teams, including an 88-77 home win back on July 6th. Tonight's over/under per Odds Shark is 161.5 points for the complete game.

How to watch it live

Tonight's Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx game has a scheduled start time of 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage is available on several networks including NBATV for United States cable and satellite subscribers. In the Minnesota viewing region, Fox Sports North Plus will have live TV coverage, while SpectrumSportsNet will have coverage in the L.A. region.

To watch the game live streaming, cable and satellite subscribers may be able to log in with their provider's website or any provided mobile apps that allow for watching channels online. There's also live streaming on Fox Sports Go for the Minnesota region or SpectrumSportsNet.com for the L.A.-viewing region. Keep in mind that a valid cable or satellite account with the specific channel may be needed to use the live streams.