XFINITY's #5ToFollow - Friday, January 10

Joe Raedle

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. Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets

Details: Friday, January 10 @ 8:00 PM ET - Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: Miami has been dominant in the first half of the season, with their big three leading the way. In every game, their leading scorer has been either Lebron, D-Wade, or Bosh - who total for 62 of the team's 104.9 points per game. They'll tip-off in Brooklyn for the second time this season, after their early season thriller against the Nets. The Nets had home court advantage and bested the defending champions, 101-100. Look for KG, Paul Pierce, and Joe Johnson to matchup with the Heat's trio for a NBA Playoffs preview Friday night.

#5ToFollow Insider: Ethan J. Skolnick - @EthanJSkolnick

As NBA TV's insider for the Heat, Skolnick has his eyes on a three-peat. But, he'll be focused solely on the Nets-Heat matchup Friday night. Follow Ethan for the rematch in Brooklyn.

Follow: @EthanJSkolnick

2. Kansas State vs. Kansas

Details: Saturday, January 11 @ 2:00 PM ET - Allen Fieldhouse - Lawrence, KS

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: All eyes will be on the diaper dandies on both teams, this game has the freshmen focus. Kansas has Andrew Wiggins, he's had his biggest games against top opponents, but don't forget K-State's Marcus Foster, who is going to impress. Foster can rise and fire, as well as blow by defenders for a nasty dunk. This game could end up as a preview of the NBA Draft Lottery! Who will keep their conference record spotless after this Big 12 classic? Tweet me who you're taking in the Sunflower Showdown!

#5ToFollow Insider: Winless for Wiggins - @Winless4Wiggins

This twitter account is dedicated to one of the most sought after NBA prospects playing in the collegiate ranks this year, Andrew Wiggins. Follow for Wiggins tweets and maybe a mention of the Wildcats' Marcus Foster!

Follow: @Winless4Wiggins

3. Colts vs. Patriots

Details: Saturday, January 11 @ 8:15 PM ET - Gillette Stadium - Foxborough, MA

Watch Here: CBS

Why Watch: The classic rivalry between the Colts and Patriots is renewed as Andrew Luck and Tom Brady take the field Saturday night in the primetime AFC divisional matchup. The Colts will come in to Foxborough hot off their remarkable 28-point come from behind win against the KC Chiefs on Wild Card Weekend. Andrew Luck is showing that it's not luck, it's skill - from his throwing arm to his quick feet. Tom Brady will be ready to pile another win on his 11-3 home playoff record, as two of those 11 wins have come versus the Colts. Will history repeat itself and the Pats win, or is Luck ready to solidify his spot among the NFL's elite?

#5ToFollow Insider: Kevin Bowen - @KBowenColts

Bowen is Indy's Colts insider for colts.com. Make sure that you're following Bowen as he'll be live tweeting the game from Foxborough, Saturday night.

Follow: @KBowenColts

4. Newcastle United vs. Manchester City

Details: Sunday, January 12 @ 9:05 AM ET - St. James Park - Fossway, Byker, Newcastle

Watch Here: NBCSN on XFINITY

Why Watch: A white hot Manchester City club travels to Newcastle for what looks to be the best Premier League match of the weekend. City has an absolute monster at midfield, Yaya Toure, and he's known to create havoc on the opposition (10 goals and three assists in 19 matches)! The Magpies have had a surprise season, standing eighth in the table with a strong six point lead over the ninth place squad. They'll be put to the test vs. Man City, but their combination of Remy and Yoan Gouffran will be up for the challenge!

#5ToFollow Insider: Premier League Stats - @PremLeagueStats

If you're a stat head, like me, you'll love the tweets from this data driven account. See the game through the numbers, as Man City and Newcastle collide, by follow @PremLeagueStats Sunday.

Follow: @PremLeagueStats

5. San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos

Details: Sunday, January 12 @ 4:40 PM ET - Sports Authority Field at Mile High - Denver, CO

Watch Here: CBS

Why Watch: The hottest team in the AFC, the San Diego Chargers, travel to Mile High for a rematch with the division leading Denver Broncos in this AFC divisional duel. The Chargers came into Mile High with a winning plan, keep the ball out of Peyton's hands. They grounded and pounded their way to a 27-20 win, controlling the clock with nearly 39 minutes of possession, carrying the ball a season high 44 times. The Broncos defeated the Chargers 28-20 in San Diego earlier in the season and it was all through the air. Manning threw four touchdowns, three of which went to Demaryius Thomas. We will see who can get their game going Sunday afternoon, in the weekend's playoff finale - #SDvsDEN!

#5ToFollow Insider: Andrew Mason - @MaseDenver

Andrew Mason has been covering the Broncos for the past decade. Get the game broken down to you from this Broncos insider as they make their playoff push!

Follow: @MaseDenver

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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