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HISTORICAL VICTORY PROBABILITIES AND TEAM PERFORMANCE RECORDS FOR BEST-OF-7 FORMAT MLB, NBA, AND NHL PLAYOFF SERIES

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BEST-OF-7 SERIES RESULTS
The master list: Winner and loser of each and every best-of-7 MLB, NBA, and NHL playoff series from 1905 (the year of the first best-of-7 series).

BEST-OF-7 HISTORICAL VICTORY PROBABILITIES
SERIES STATUS IN GAMES
leading, 1-game-nil
leading, 2-games-nil
leading, 3-games-nil
leading, 2-games-1
leading, 3-games-1
leading, 3-games-2

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Surmounting the 3-games-nil deficit.

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The ultimate ignominy: Sweeps during which the swept team never, ever leads.

BEST-OF-7 FRANCHISE SERIES OUTCOMES
ALL ROUNDS
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
FINALS
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
SEMIFINALS
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
QUARTERFINALS (NBA, NHL)
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
PRELIMINARIES (NBA, NHL)
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road

BEST-OF-7 FRANCHISE GAME OUTCOMES
ALL ROUNDS
All | Home Games | Road Games
FINALS
All | Home Games | Road Games
SEMIFINALS
All | Home Games | Road Games
QUARTERFINALS (NBA, NHL)
All | Home Games | Road Games
PRELIMINARIES (NBA, NHL)
All | Home Games | Road Games

BEST-OF-7 FRANCHISE SCORING OUTCOMES
MLB: all runs for/against
NBA: all points for/against
NHL: all goals for/against

BEST-OF-7 SCORING RECORDS
BEST-OF-7 MLB, NBA, NHL Series and Game Scoring Records

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Articles on best-of-7 series phenomena.

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PROBABILITY FORMULAE
Mathematical formulae for best-of-7 probability computations.

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WhoWins(tm) -- MLB, NBA, NHL Playoffs -- Best-of-7 Team Win-Loss Records (Games: All Sites; All Rounds)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 game win-loss records in all best-of-7 playoff rounds.

Game win-loss records for MLB, NBA, and NHL best-of-7 playoff series.
Series round = All
Location = Home and Road, inclusive
Sorted by winning fraction, then by game appearances
A = game appearances
W = game wins
L = game losses
Frc. = winning fraction (= %/100)
Bold numbers denote largest values for the table column
Table updated through Fall 2020

games (all rounds) A W L Frc.
Washington Nationals 11 8 3 0.727
Anaheim Angels 12 8 4 0.667
Baltimore Bullets (I) 6 4 2 0.667
Florida Marlins 26 16 10 0.615
Chicago White Sox 33 20 13 0.606
Golden State Warriors 203 122 81 0.601
Boston Braves 10 6 4 0.600
Cleveland Cavaliers 182 109 73 0.599
Kansas City Royals 42 25 17 0.595
San Francisco Giants 69 41 28 0.594
Miami Heat 213 126 87 0.592
New York Yankees 286 169 117 0.591
Edmonton Oilers 241 142 99 0.589
Los Angeles Lakers 564 331 233 0.587
Montreal Canadiens 652 381 271 0.584
Rochester Royals 7 4 3 0.571
Boston Celtics 576 329 247 0.571
Vegas Golden Knights 44 25 19 0.568
Oakland Athletics 55 31 24 0.564
Colorado Avalanche 206 116 90 0.563
San Antonio Spurs 341 192 149 0.563
Minneapolis Lakers 48 27 21 0.563
Tampa Bay Lightning 159 89 70 0.560
Philadelphia Athletics 43 24 19 0.558
Minnesota Twins 36 20 16 0.556
Anaheim Ducks 110 61 49 0.555
Boston Red Sox 129 71 58 0.550
Pittsburgh Penguins 355 194 161 0.546
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 52 28 24 0.538
Detroit Pistons 240 128 112 0.533
New Jersey Devils 257 137 120 0.533
New Jersey Nets 79 42 37 0.532
Dallas Stars 197 104 93 0.528
New York Islanders 254 134 120 0.528
Detroit Red Wings 558 291 267 0.522
Chicago Bulls 287 149 138 0.519
New York Mets 64 33 31 0.516
Philadelphia Flyers 415 212 203 0.511
Carolina Hurricanes 98 50 48 0.510
Boston Bruins 582 295 287 0.507
Oklahoma City Thunder 114 57 57 0.500
Texas Rangers 24 12 12 0.500
Arizona Diamondbacks 16 8 8 0.500
Milwaukee Braves 14 7 7 0.500
Colorado Rockies 8 4 4 0.500
San Jose Sharks 241 119 122 0.494
Houston Rockets 245 120 125 0.490
Philadelphia Warriors 41 20 21 0.488
Indiana Pacers 188 91 97 0.484
Chicago Blackhawks 467 226 241 0.484
Cleveland Indians 60 29 31 0.483
Toronto Raptors 104 50 54 0.481
Philadelphia 76ers 279 134 145 0.480
Washington Bullets 73 35 38 0.479
Ottawa Senators 151 72 79 0.477
Phoenix Suns 202 96 106 0.475
Philadelphia Phillies 59 28 31 0.475
Pittsburgh Pirates 59 28 31 0.475
St. Louis Cardinals 196 93 103 0.474
New York Giants 72 34 38 0.472
Cincinnati Reds 53 25 28 0.472
Los Angeles Dodgers 121 57 64 0.471
Seattle Supersonics 138 65 73 0.471
Buffalo Sabres 223 105 118 0.471
Sacramento Kings 51 24 27 0.471
Vancouver Canucks 216 101 115 0.468
Toronto Maple Leafs 445 208 237 0.467
Washington Capitals 272 127 145 0.467
Milwaukee Bucks 215 100 115 0.465
New York Rangers 418 194 224 0.464
St. Louis Blues 364 168 196 0.462
Toronto Blue Jays 52 24 28 0.462
Nashville Predators 111 51 60 0.459
New York Knickerbockers 253 116 137 0.458
Baltimore Orioles 48 22 26 0.458
St. Louis Hawks 83 38 45 0.458
Atlanta Braves 90 41 49 0.456
Los Angeles Clippers 88 40 48 0.455
Chicago Stags 11 5 6 0.455
Orlando Magic 106 48 58 0.453
Minnesota North Stars 137 62 75 0.453
Houston Astros 62 28 34 0.452
Detroit Tigers 89 40 49 0.449
Minnesota Timberwolves 29 13 16 0.448
Portland Trailblazers 181 81 100 0.448
Dallas Mavericks 170 76 94 0.447
Los Angeles Kings 227 101 126 0.445
Calgary Flames 196 87 109 0.444
Tampa Bay Rays 25 11 14 0.440
Washington Wizards 66 29 37 0.439
Utah Jazz 189 82 107 0.434
California Angels 7 3 4 0.429
Capital Bullets 7 3 4 0.429
Charlotte Hornets (II) 7 3 4 0.429
St. Louis Bombers 7 3 4 0.429
Washington Senators 19 8 11 0.421
Quebec Nordiques 55 23 32 0.418
New Orleans Hornets 36 15 21 0.417
Florida Panthers 44 18 26 0.409
Winnipeg Jets (II) 27 11 16 0.407
Syracuse Nationals 32 13 19 0.406
San Francisco Warriors 45 18 27 0.400
Milwaukee Brewers 20 8 12 0.400
Denver Nuggets 150 59 91 0.393
Memphis Grizzlies 75 29 46 0.387
Phoenix Coyotes 57 22 35 0.386
New Orleans Pelicans 13 5 8 0.385
Chicago Cubs 86 32 54 0.372
Buffalo Braves 19 7 12 0.368
Brooklyn Dodgers 49 18 31 0.367
Atlanta Hawks 178 65 113 0.365
Minnesota Wild 73 26 47 0.356
Kansas City Kings 17 6 11 0.353
Hartford Whalers 43 15 28 0.349
Baltimore Bullets (II) 46 16 30 0.348
Winnipeg Jets (I) 45 15 30 0.333
Columbus Blue Jackets 36 12 24 0.333
San Diego Padres 15 5 10 0.333
Cincinnati Royals 12 4 8 0.333
Fort Wayne Pistons 12 4 8 0.333
Washington Capitols 12 4 8 0.333
Kansas City/Omaha Kings 6 2 4 0.333
San Diego Rockets 6 2 4 0.333
St. Louis Browns 6 2 4 0.333
Brooklyn Nets 34 11 23 0.324
Seattle Mariners 17 5 12 0.294
Charlotte Hornets (I) 22 6 16 0.273
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 11 3 8 0.273
Oakland Seals 11 3 8 0.273
Arizona Coyotes 5 1 4 0.200
Atlanta Flames 4 0 4 0.000
Atlanta Thrashers 4 0 4 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 8 0 8 0.000
Grand Total 16462 8231 8231