The Ultimate Weekend Watchlist: Must-See Entertainment Picks for Oct. 27-29, 2023

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⚾️ World Series: Games 1 and 2

Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, pictured before Game 3 of the ALCS. (Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

The highly anticipated Fall Classic kicks off tonight (8:03pm ET, Fox) in Texas. The Rangers, favored to win (-175 per BetMGM), will strive to secure their first World Series title over the Diamondbacks (+145), who are back in the finals for the first time since their historic win in 2001.

Here are the matchups for Games 1 and 2:

  • Game 1 (Fri. 8:03pm, Fox): Zac Gallen (5.24 ERA this postseason) will take the mound for Arizona, while Texas veteran Nathan Eovaldi (2.42 ERA) will start for the Rangers.
  • Game 2 (Sat. 8:03pm, Fox): Merrill Kelly (2.65 ERA) will pitch for the Diamondbacks, while the Rangers are yet to announce their Game 2 starter as of Friday morning.

Keep an eye on the MVP odds as well:

  • Rangers SS Corey Seager is the favorite (+500), followed by Rangers RF Adolis García (+600), D-backs 2B Ketel Marte (+950), D-backs RF Corbin Carroll (+950), and Rangers 2B Marcus Semien (+1400).

For more information, check out our World Series preview.

⚽️ MLS Playoffs: Round One

Supporters’ Shield winner FC Cincinnati will host their first-ever playoff game on Sunday. (Jeff Dean/Getty Images)

The new-look MLS playoffs are here, and Round One starts this weekend with five exciting best-of-three series. The higher seed will host Game 1 and, if needed, Game 3 of each series.

Great news for soccer fans: All five games this weekend are streaming for free on Apple TV’s MLS Season Pass.

🏉 Rugby World Cup: Championship match

South Africa and New Zealand in their pre-World Cup warm-up match. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Get ready for the 10th Rugby World Cup Final on Saturday in Paris (3pm ET, Peacock). It’s a thrilling showdown between the top-ranked team in the world, South Africa, and the winningest team in history, New Zealand.

Here’s an interesting fact: Both the Springboks and All Blacks have won a record three Rugby World Cup titles. The winner of Saturday’s match will claim the crown as the most successful team in history.

🏈 NFL Sunday: Full slate

Fans will have plenty to cheer for this weekend with all 32 teams in action. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

This Sunday is jam-packed with NFL action. For the first time in 12 years, there are no teams on a bye, resulting in a full slate of 14 games for fans to enjoy.

Here are some of the exciting matchups:

  • Early window games (1pm ET): Rams (+6.5) at Cowboys (Fox), Vikings (-1.5) at Packers (Fox), Falcons (-2.5) at Titans (CBS), Saints (-1) at Colts (Fox), Patriots (+9.5) at Dolphins (CBS), Jets (-3) at Giants (CBS), Jaguars (-2.5) at Steelers (CBS), Eagles (-7) at Commanders (Fox), Texans (-3.5) at Panthers (Fox)
  • Afternoon games: Browns (+3.5) at Seahawks (Fox), Chiefs (-7) at Broncos (CBS), Ravens (-9.5) at Cardinals (CBS), Bengals (+4) at 49ers (CBS)
  • Sunday night game: Bears (+8.5) at Chargers (NBC)

🏈 College Football: Playoff preamble

Oregon narrowly defeated Utah, 20-17, last season. Will the Utes get revenge at home? (Ali Gradischer/Getty Images)

Week 9 of college football is highlighted by a thrilling matchup between Pac-12 heavyweights Oregon and Utah in Salt Lake City. This game will play a significant role in the final weekend before the first College Football Playoff rankings are released.

To learn more about Week 9 games to watch, check out our viewing guide.

🏀 NBA: First weekend back

Wemby plays twice this weekend, including Sunday’s lone national game. (Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images)

Basketball fans, rejoice! The NBA is finally back, and this weekend promises a lineup of 24 games, including five national TV broadcasts.

🏁 NASCAR Playoffs: Penultimate race

Christopher Bell (front) won last week to secure a spot in the championship. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Don’t miss the intense penultimate race of the NASCAR Playoffs at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia (2pm ET, NBC) this Sunday. With only two spots remaining in next week’s championship, the pressure is on for the remaining six drivers.

Find out more about the playoff standings and drivers to watch in our detailed article.

Now you have all the exciting sports events lined up for the weekend. Get ready for a thrilling few days of action!


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