XFINITY's #5ToFollow - Monday, December 16

Gabriele Maltinti

Vance McCullough, the voice of @XFINITYSports, delivers his analysis of the five key games to watch online, paired with five Twitter follows to give you insider information on the matchup. Have a matchup that you’d like Vance to feature? Tweet @XFINITYSports with the hashtag #5ToFollow.

1. AC Milan vs. AS Roma

Details: Monday, December 16 @ 2:45 PM ET - San Siro Stadium - San Siro, Italy

Watch Here: beIN Sport on XFINITY

Why Watch: When Mario Balotelli and Kaka step on the field, it is must watch/must stream TV! Balotelli is the poster boy, but Kaka has been Milan's best player this season. However, Roma has plenty of ammunition to fire at their opponents, and Francesco Totti will look to be on target Monday vs. their Serie A rival. The Roma captain is back from injury and fit to go, which spells trouble for the star-studded visitors, Milan. Look for a classic in Serie A as these two clubs will put on quite a performance on beIN Sport.

#5ToFollow Insider: Football Italia - @FootballItalia

The website for English speaking fans of Italian Football will be tweeting you the before, during, and after for Serie A’s biggest match - Milan v. Roma.

Follow: @FootballItalia

2. Baltimore Ravens vs. Detroit Lions

Details: Monday, December 16 @ 8:30 PM ET - Ford Field - Detroit, MI

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: The Ravens and Lions are on the outside of the playoff standings and will be fighting to get in Monday night. Both teams have a 7-6 record, tough defenses, and play makers on the offensive side of the ball. The Motown faithful will be ready to see what Calvin 'Megatron' Johnson brings to the field, as Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam called out the best WR in the NFL! Elam said, "He's pretty old, so I don't know how physical he'll be. He's a big guy, but he's older." Let's see how old the record setting receiver looks when he lines up against Elam and the Ravens defense on #MNF!

#5ToFollow Insider: ESPN Monday Night - @ESPNMondayNight

The official Twitter account of #MNF will take you behind-the-scenes of the Monday night primetime matchup. Follow along for the best stats, and a former player takeover. Get the best tweets from this NFC West battle from the Monday Night crew!

Follow: @ESPNMondayNight

3. Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati

Details: Tuesday, December 16 @ 7:00 PM ET - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: Two great teams playing for an even better cause - this is the #JimmyVClassic! Tuesday's tip will be a homecoming for the Bearcats senior guard, Sean Kilpatrick, from Yonkers. Kilpatrick leads Cincy in ppg (19.3), asst (3.0), and will look to put up even bigger numbers in The Mecca of basketball - The Garden! Can Kilpatrick claim the crown in NYC against PITT senior standout, Lamar Patterson? Patterson is every bit of his opponent's equal, with a slight height/weight advantage. Keep an eye on the senior showdown in the top game of the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday night.

#5ToFollow Insider: The Jimmy V Classic - @TheJimmyVClsc

Follow the official account of Tuesday night's double-header for awesome infographics of the best stats and a behind-the-scenes look as the Classic takes over the Garden for a great cause!

Follow: @TheJimmyVClsc

4. Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Details: Tuesday, December 17 @ 7:30 PM ET - Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA

Watch Here: NBCSN on XFINITY

Why Watch: These two took the ice just 48 hours prior for a thriller that ended in a shoot out victory for the Caps, but that was in D.C. The Flyers will be on home ice, where they've won six straight, and will be ready to avenge their hard-fought loss. If they plan on making it seven straight, they've have to try and slow the league's reigning MVP - Alexander Ovechkin. Ovi scored two goals on Sunday, but so did the Flyers' Claude Giroux. Will Philly find a way to make it to lucky number seven on home ice or will the Caps continue their winning ways on the road? Tweet me who you think will get the W Tuesday night.

#5ToFollow Insider: Tim Panaccio - @tpanotchCSN

Tim is CSN Philly’s Flyers insider. Panaccio will be live from Wells Fargo and is the Twitter encyclopedia for everything on the Broad Street Bullies.

Follow: @tpanotchCSN

5. Florida Gators vs. Memphis Tigers

Details: Tuesday, December 17 @ 9:00 PM ET - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: The Jimmy V Classic’s finale is the best basketball on TV Tuesday night as a red-hot Florida Gator team lines up against an equally impressive Memphis Tigers squad. Both have knocked off top tier teams, Memphis beating Oklahoma State and Florida beating Kansas, but both pride themselves on opposite sides of the ball. The Gators defense is suffocating, allowing opponents to score only 60.9 ppg, while the Memphis offense averages 84.8 ppg! Get your stream on as two of the nation’s best basketball programs hit the floor Tuesday night!

#5ToFollow Insider: The Jimmy V Classic - @TheJimmyVClsc

Follow the official account of Tuesday night's double-header for awesome infographics of the best stats and a behind-the-scenes look as the Classic takes over the Garden for a great cause!

Follow: @TheJimmyVClsc

For more behind the scenes insights from the biggest sporting events and inside information on sports & social media, make sure to follow Vance McCullough, the XFINITY Sports Guy, @XFINITYSports.

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