Northwestern struggled through the non-conference portion of its schedule, losing games to Cal and Northern Illinois, going 0-3 ATS. But the Wildcats are off to a 2-0 start in Big Ten play, both SU and ATS, and look to make it three in a row when they scrap with the Minnesota Gophers on Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis.
Two weeks ago Northwestern upset Penn State in Happy Valley, then beat Wisconsin in Evanston last week to take the early lead in the Big Ten West. Minnesota, meanwhile, is 1-0 in Big Ten play, following its victory at Michigan two weeks ago. The Gophers also snapped a three-game losing streak in this series with a 20-17 victory over the Wildcats last year.
Minnesota bring a 4-1 record (3-2 ATS) to the Week 7 betting matchup against the 3-2 Northwestern Wildcats, who are 2-3 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Minnesota go 1-3-1 so far and the Wildcats go 0-5.