After both teams opened the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament with losses, the No. 19 Auburn Tigers and Syracuse Orangemen battle for fifth place on Friday afternoon. Buddy Boeheim scored a game-high 23 points in Syracuse's last game, a 92-84 win against Arizona State on Thanksgiving. Auburn's Jabari Smith scored 14 points in the Tigers' 62-53 win against Loyola (IL) on Thursday. Tip-off from the Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort is set for 4:30 p.m. ET.
The Tigers are favored by 5.5 points in the latest Syracuse vs. Auburn odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 147. Before you make any Auburn vs. Syracuse picks and predictions, you'll want to see what the SportsLine Projection Model is saying.
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