Last Updated Jun 28, 2022, 4:19 PM

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Miles Mikolas
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The Chicago Cubs look to take the first two games of the series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday after Friday night's win. Kyle Hendricks had his best outing of the season, allowing zero earned runs and just five hits spanning 7.1 innings. On Saturday, the Cardinals will try to get back on track after going just 3-5 in their last eight games overall. 

The early lines over at BetMGM sportsbook currently have the Cardinals at -190 and the Chicago Cubs at +155. BetMGM is offering a risk free first bet up to $1,000. When signing up, you must utilize the code VIBONUS to be eligible for this promotion. A $100 bet on the Cubs would yield a return of $155. A bet on the heavy favorite Cardinals would bring back $52.63 on the same wager. 

The Cubs' pitcher will be Adrian Sampson. That means this matchup looks to be a bullpen game for the Cubs, which could spell a bit of trouble considering the bullpen is fourth worst with a 4.67 ERA. 

Sampson only has two appearances this season, both in relief.  He has just 5.2 innings and has yet to allow a run, but the Cardinals were just shut out after scoring four or more in three straight ball games, so expect to see a better offensive performance.

The Cardinals will counter with Miles Mikolas, who has been an absolute workhorse for the Cardinals. He owns a 2.64 season ERA, and aside from back-to-back starts on May 29 and June 3, he has not allowed more than two earned runs in any start. Mikolas has allowed just four earned runs in the last three games spanning 21 innings. The benefit for the Cardinals is that Mile Mikolas can eat up a lot of innings, pitching into the sixth inning in 11 of his 14 starts.

The total is currently set to nine for this matchup, coming off a game where three total runs were scored. The under has also hit in four of the last five meetings between these clubs in St. Louis. Both the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals have seen their totals hit the over in six of their last 10 games.  The BetMGM risk free bet can be utilized on the game total. BetMGM will refund your first wager if it loses, up to $1,000. Remember, you must utilize the VIBONUS code at sign up.

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The risk free bet will also be available for the first half bets. The Cubs and Cardinals are always a good matchup to wager on, as this season they are 3-3 against each other. Head on over to BetMGM to take advantage of the risk free first bet up to $1,000 (must be 21 years of age and in a legal betting state).

Written by Reno Jonny, our US sports betting industry expert. Follow him on Twitter @Reno_Jonny.

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