Cagliari v. Sampdoria
Pick: Sampdoria pk +.5 at -132 (5Dimes)
Sampdoria is yet to lose in Serie A this season, winning four and drawing two – while conceding only two goals. Champions Juventus are the only other undefeated team in the league. Cagliari has lost four of their last six matches overall, and three of its last five at home. Sampdoria’s striker Manolo Gabbiadini has especially been in fine form, scoring three goals in four appearances. Sampdoria are the better team, and should grab at least one point today.
Torino v. Udinese
Pick: Udinese +.5 at -128 (5Dimes)
The “White Zebras” have been playing well this season under new coach Andrea Stramaccioni. Udinese are W4 D1 L1 in Serie A this season, with their only loss coming against champions Juventus on the road. Torino on the other hand, have only won one game in the league this season. They have been hit hard by the departure of star player Ciro Immobile, who signed with Borrusia Dortmund in the summer. Torino are winless in their three games at home, scoring only one goal. I’ll back Udinese to at least draw, if not win outright.