The Portland Trail Blazers started off with a hot start to the season and have been able to carry the good play through the halfway point with the third best record in the Western Conference. Despite being only 27th in the league in points allowed per game, the Blazers have ridden their offense, which ranks first in points per game scored. The great play has led the top five remaining games of the season to easily surpass the $92.78 average price for Portland Trail Blazers tickets this season.
1) 3/3 vs Los Angeles Lakers | Avg. Price: $225 | Get-in Price: $74
The Lakers still have the name value to draw the most expensive ticket on a Monday night in March despite their on-court value not matching this season. The average and starting prices for this game are well above even the second most expensive game remaining in the regular season.
2) 2/11 vs Oklahoma City Thunder | Avg. Price: $182 | Get-in Price: $49
The division can’t be decided in February, but the Trail Blazers can gain an edge at the end of the season with a win against the Thunder. These two teams have played three time already and a win over Oklahoma City would give Portland a 3-1 head-to-head record for the season. Tickets for this game are 96% above the season average.
3) 2/19 vs San Antonio Spurs | Avg. Price: $182 | Get-in Price: $44
The Blazers will also have to compete with the Spurs for playoff seeding. San Antonio currently has the lead on Portland, but these teams will play each other twice and each will host one. This will be Portland’s first game after the All-Star break.
4) 4/16 vs Los Angeles Clippers | Avg. Price: $172 | Get-in Price: $40
This will be the last game of the regular season for both teams. As both are towards the top of the Western Conference, they shouldn’t be facing each other in the first round. The game, though, is still 85% above the season average. A matchup of Blake Griffin against LaMarcus Aldridge could be a fun preview if these teams square off later in the playoffs.
5) 4/13 vs Golden State Warriors | Avg. Price: $158 | Get-in Price: $34
Golden State is a more realistic first round opponent for Portland, as the 3/6 matchup would be the Trail Blazers and Warriors with current records. If this is a preview of a playoff series, these two teams would start playing each other just a few days later as this is the second to last game of the season. Ticket prices would also likely be higher the 70% above the season average like this game is.
There’s still two months left in the season, but the Trail Blazers are expected to keep their strong play going. Portland fans are ready for a playoff appearance after having to sit out last season and some regular season ticket prices have seen a bump because of it
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