The Washington Mystics visit the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night as they'll start a best-of-five game series. The WNBA semifinals will feature last season's runner-up to the eventual champions against Washington and their new star this season, Elena Delle Donne. Who will take this pivotal first game in the series? Here's the latest Mystics vs. Lynx game preview including matchup odds, game time, channel, and how to watch the playoff game live streaming online.

Playoff game preview

The Washington Mystics arrive at today's semifinals game after a surprising victory over the No.

3 seed New York Liberty. Washington came away with an 82-68 win on the road thanks to a franchise record 32-points in the playoffs for Kristi Toliver. She also set a record for nine three-pointers with five arriving in just the third quarter. Prior to that big upset, the Mystics took down the Dallas Wings at home in the first round, 86-76. In that victory, Elena Delle Donne finished with 25 points and 11 boards to lead the Mystics. Now Toliver, Delle Donne, and the rest of the Mystics face a much tougher task in one of the WNBA's all-time best franchises.

As for the Minnesota Lynx, there's no surprise that they have arrived at this spot. The team received a bye to the semifinals as they were the No.

1 seed for the WNBA Playoffs. Minnesota finished their regular season at 27-7 overall and 15-2 at home this season thanks to a star-studded lineup featuring Sylvia Fowles, Maya Moore, and Seimone Augustus. In eight playoff appearances during the team's history, they've gone to five WNBA Finals and won three championships. The Lynx also have a 35-17 record in their time during the playoffs, compared to just a 6-18 mark for the Mystics.

At the Odds Shark website, the point spread is currently listed at 10.5 points in favor of the Minnesota Lynx. The home team is also a -600 or higher favorite, while the Mystics are +450 underdogs at several sportsbooks. Tonight's over/under is 160 points for the complete game.

How to watch it live

Tuesday night's Washington Mystics vs.

Minnesota Lynx game is scheduled for an 8 p.m. Eastern Time start. Live televised coverage of the WNBA Playoffs semifinals Game 1 will be available on ESPN, with live streaming on the WatchESPN website or mobile apps. Cable and satellite subscribers will need to log in with their account credentials to see the feed.

Another way to watch tonight's WNBA playoffs game is via the SlingTV service. Sling is a channel streaming service, which currently gives all new customers a one-week free trial. New customers can choose the Sling Orange channel package for their free trial which includes ESPN and ESPN among several other channels to live stream. More details are available at the website.