Following a shaky start over the first three weeks of the season, the Denver Nuggets have found their footing in the Northwest division and now sit at .500 with a 9-9 record. The team has gone 7-3 over its last 10 games, contributing much of its recent success to the collaborative effort of its depth-conscious bench, where nine players average between 16.2 and 7.3 points per game. The Nuggets will look to continue their winning ways in December and set to welcome eight opponents to the Pepsi Center over the 25 days. Despite formidable teams like the Spurs, Rockets and Raptors paying visits to Denver on the Nuggets schedule this month, however, ticket prices on the secondary market will be below the Nuggets’ season average at home.
A loss to the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night sidetracked the streaking Nuggets team slightly, but the average price for Nuggets tickets over their next eight home games is $106.80 on the secondary market. This marks a price drop of 18.5% from the team’s season average, which is $131.07. In rather surprising fashion, the Nuggets will play their most expensive home game of the month against the struggling Lakers on December 30, where the average price for Nuggets vs Lakers tickets is $196.97, 50.2% above season average, and get-in price starts at $31.
The team will also host top-priced games against the Clippers, Timberwolves and Pacers, which account for remaining December home games that exceed the $100 average on the secondary market. The Clippers travel to Denver on December 19 and the average price for secondary tickets is $121.90. Get-in price for the game is currently listed at $19. The Timberwolves will play the Nuggets on December 26, averaging a $113.99 ticket and $14 get-in price on the secondary market. The Pacers, currently just 7-12, own a secondary average of $104.51 and get-in price starts at $13 for their game against the Nuggets on December 20.
December will be a telling month for the Nuggets, whose recent hot streak will be tested by playoff-caliber teams at home. With several winning teams making the trip to the Pepsi Center in the coming month, the Nuggets will have to hold their own to stay afloat in the Northwest Division, where they trail the red-hot Trailblazers by a considerable margin.