The NBA playoffs are underway, and with that come inflated ticket prices.
If you're going for price point in buying NBA playoff tickets, you can't beat the Indiana Pacers, whose 18,000-seat arena gives fans the chance to see the team at the low, low price of $123 a game. Sure, that's not that cheap, but it's an average price you'd pay on the secondary market, according to TiqIQ.
But the Pacers have a dismal 500-to-1 shot at winning the championship, according to odds from VegasInsider. So is it really worth it? Looking at the relative value of the secondary-market tickets at home games to a given team's talent and combining those average ticket prices and a team's odds of winning shows a performance-adjusted value index for each team.
Think of it as a way to evaluate the risk factor for buying tickets and attending a game. For the consumer, a lower figure is better.