TSG’s October 2023 Sports Calendar

TSG’s October 2023 Sports Calendar

October is one of the busiest months of the year for sports. In fact, October is the time of year where fans get to experience the sports equinox. This occurs when all four major sports (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) play on the same day.

So, there will be plenty of exciting opportunities to watch NFL regular season games, MLB Playoffs, and the start of both the NBA and NHL regular seasons. Additionally, the sports equinox also provides plenty of opportunities to win some money at sports betting sites.

But, that’s not all. October also features the WNBA Playoffs, dozens of tennis tournaments, LIV Golf, the final rounds of the NASCAR Cup Series Postseason, and numerous Fight Sports events.

Speaking of Fight Sports, the annual month of ghosts and goblins has plenty of tricks or treats this month as we’ll be treated (or tricked) to a PPV boxing event headlined by KSI vs. Tommy Fury.

Thankfully, two weeks later, we’ll see true professionals competing as WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury battles former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in a highly anticipated boxing showdown. That same night, UFC 294 features an exciting rematch between Charles Oliveria and Islam Makhachev.

With so much going on in October, it’s easy to miss an event or two. Stay plugged in to all of the major sporting action with The Sports Geek’s 2023 October sports calendar.

Biggest Boxing Events for October

Tyson Fury Odds

The best boxing betting sites feature the following fights for the month of October:

October 14: KSI vs. Tommy Fury

Co-main event features Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis

October 28: Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou

This will be Ngannou’s first professional boxing match. Fury’s titles will not be on the line.

F1 Races for October

October boasts of three F1 races to watch on ABC, ESPN or ESPN 2 and to bet on at F1 betting sites:

  • October 8: Qatar Grand Prix
  • October 22: United States Grand Prix
  • October 29: Mexico City Grand Prix

October’s Golf Tournaments

Although the weather isn’t always cooperative this time of year, there are still plenty of golf tournaments to enjoy on TV and at the best golf betting sites:

October 1: The 2023 Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup tournament concludes on October 1.

PGA October Events

  • October 3: Shriners Children’s Open
  • October 10: ZOZO Championship
  • October 17: THE CJ CUP in South Carolina
  • October 24: Butterfield Bermuda Championship
  • October 31: World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba

LIV Golf October Events

  • October 13: LIV Golf Jeddah
  • October 20: LIV Golf Team Championship, Miami

MLB Playoffs and World Series Take Place in October

Major League Baseball (MLB) concludes its regular season on Sunday, October 1. A few days later, the MLB Playoffs officially begin with the Wild Card Round. The 2023 MLB postseason will slowly wrap up with the World Series beginning on October 27. You can wager on the entire MLB Playoffs at the best baseball betting sites

October’s Premiere MMA Events

Each week, there are numerous MMA events to watch and wager on at MMA betting sites. TSG features a weekly MMA bets article to cover the best bets for these shows. Both the UFC and Bellator are holding the following major events this month:

NASCAR’s Playoff Rounds Wind Down in October

Like with the MLB, NASCAR’s Playoffs are in full swing as the Cup Series’ Round of 12 and Round of 8 conclude. However, the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race will not take place until November. Yet, you can still wager on the remaining Cup Series Playoff races at our top NASCAR betting sites.

Round of 12 Races

  • October 1: YellaWood 500 from Talladega Superspeedway
  • October 8: Bank of America ROVAL 400 from Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course

Round of 8 Races

  • October 15: South Point 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • October 22: NASCAR Cup Series Race at Homestead-Miami Speedway
  • October 29: Xfinity 500 from Martinsville Speedway

2023-24 NBA Season Begins in October

The 2023-24 NBA Season tips off in October with two exciting matchups. Prior to opening night, the NBA Preseason gets underway beginning October 5. Following the Damian Lillard trade, this is going to be a thrilling season as there are a handful of teams with legitimate chances at winning the 2023-24 NBA Championship.  

October 24: 2023-24 NBA Regular Season begins

The NBA season begins with the following exciting matchups:

  • Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers
  • Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors

You can get our NBA A.I. Picks for the opening night contests along with each week’s full slate of NBA games.

NCAAF Action Heats Up in October With More Conference Games

College Football will continue its weekly gridiron action as October features crucial Conference games that will significantly impact which teams make the 2023-24 College Football Playoffs.

  • October 2-8: Week 6 games
  • October 9-15: Week 7 games
  • October 16-22: Week 8 games
  • October 23-29: Week 9 games
  • October 30-Nov. 5: Week 10 games

The Sports Geek provides weekly College Football sports betting coverage through our NCAAF A.I. Picks of the top games, the best Betting Trends for the week’s biggest matchups, and our selection of the top Underdogs of the week to bet on at the best College Football betting sites.

October Features the NFL’s Second Month of Action

October kicks off the second month of NFL games and also features the season’s Trade Deadline. Each week of NFL action begins with the Thursday Night Football matchup and concludes with the Monday Night Football game.

TSG provides a wealth of weekly NFL coverage through our highly successful NFL A.I. Picks model, Weekly Odds and Predictions from our NFL experts, the top Betting Trends for each matchup, and the best Underdogs of the week to wager on at NFL betting sites.

2023-24 NHL Season Begins in October

NHL Preseason action began in September. However, the 2023-24 NHL regular season doesn’t officially drop the puck until October 10. Heading into the season, the Carolina Hurricanes are the favorites to win the 2023-24 Stanley Cup.

October 10: 2023-24 NHL Regular Season Begins

  • Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Chicago Blackhawks at Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Seattle Kraken at Las Vegas Golden Knights

Get TSG’s NHL A.I. Picks for the opening night matchups and each week’s slate of games.

October’s Pro Wrestling Shows

Both All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will have premium live events in October. You can wager on these events at the best pro wrestling betting sites.

  • October 1: AEW WrestleDream
  • October 7: WWE Fastlane

WTA and ATP Tennis Tournaments in October

There are numerous star-studded tournaments for both the men and women of Tennis. Check out the best tennis betting sites in order to wager on one or all of these events.

ATP (Men) October Events

  • October 1-16: Rolex Shanghai Masters
  • October 13-23: Kinoshita Group Japan Open Tennis Championships
  • October 13-23:  Stockholm Open
  • October 13-23:  European Open
  • October 20-30: Erste Bank Open
  • October 20-30: Swiss Indoors Basel
  • October 27-Nov. 6: Rolex Paris Masters

WTA (Women) October Events

  • October 6-16: Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open
  • October 6-16: Zhengzhou Open
  • October 6-16: Hana Bank Korea Open
  • October 7-16: Open de Rouen Capfinances
  • October 13-23: Jiangxi Open
  • October 13-23: Transylvania Open
  • October 13-23: Jasmin Open Monastir
  • October 14-23: Aguascalientes Open
  • October 20-29: Abierto Tampico
  • October 23-30: WTA Elite Trophy
  • October 28-Nov. 6: WTA Finals
  • October 28-Nov. 6: Dow Tennis Classic

Miscellaneous October Events

In addition to the games and matches above, there are the following sporting events for October:

  • October 28: Rugby World Cup Final
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