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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

WhoWins™ BEST-OF-7 GREATEST COMEBACK EVER
Surmounting the 3-games-nil deficit.

WhoWins™ BEST-OF-7 ANNIHILATIONS
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

RESOURCES
Societies, books, and other resources.

BEST-OF-7 FEATURES
Articles on best-of-7 series phenomena.

FAQ
Frequently-asked questions.

SEARCH RESULTS
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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; Finals)

This table tells you how MLB, NBA, and NHL teams have performed in best-of-7 Finals round playoff series.

Game win-loss records for MLB, NBA, and NHL best-of-7 playoff series.
Series round = Finals
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 2013

series (all rounds) A W L Frc.
Golden State Warriors 4 4 0 1.000
Anaheim Ducks 5 4 1 0.800
Colorado Avalanche 11 8 3 0.727
New York Islanders 24 17 7 0.708
Chicago Bulls 35 24 11 0.686
Toronto Blue Jays 12 8 4 0.667
Baltimore Bullets (I) 6 4 2 0.667
San Antonio Spurs 29 19 10 0.655
Montreal Canadiens 143 93 50 0.650
Detroit Pistons 28 18 10 0.643
Chicago White Sox 22 14 8 0.636
Milwaukee Bucks 11 7 4 0.636
Philadelphia Warriors 16 10 6 0.625
Edmonton Oilers 37 23 14 0.622
Boston Red Sox 65 40 25 0.615
Florida Marlins 13 8 5 0.615
Pittsburgh Penguins 23 14 9 0.609
New York Yankees 216 131 85 0.606
Boston Braves 10 6 4 0.600
Boston Celtics 129 77 52 0.597
Miami Heat 24 14 10 0.583
Baltimore Orioles 33 19 14 0.576
Toronto Maple Leafs 77 44 33 0.571
Minneapolis Lakers 35 20 15 0.571
Anaheim Angels 7 4 3 0.571
Arizona Diamondbacks 7 4 3 0.571
Rochester Royals 7 4 3 0.571
Tampa Bay Lightning 7 4 3 0.571
New Jersey Devils 30 17 13 0.567
Philadelphia Athletics 43 24 19 0.558
Oakland Athletics 32 17 15 0.531
Minnesota Twins 21 11 10 0.524
Houston Rockets 23 12 11 0.522
San Francisco Giants 27 14 13 0.519
Pittsburgh Pirates 39 20 19 0.513
Los Angeles Dodgers 49 25 24 0.510
New York Mets 24 12 12 0.500
Seattle Supersonics 18 9 9 0.500
Milwaukee Braves 14 7 7 0.500
Dallas Mavericks 12 6 6 0.500
Dallas Stars 12 6 6 0.500
St. Louis Cardinals 118 58 60 0.492
Cincinnati Reds 43 21 22 0.488
Los Angeles Lakers 144 69 75 0.479
Detroit Red Wings 114 54 60 0.474
New York Giants 72 34 38 0.472
Kansas City Royals 13 6 7 0.462
Philadelphia 76ers 33 15 18 0.455
Los Angeles Kings 11 5 6 0.455
New York Rangers 31 14 17 0.452
Syracuse Nationals 20 9 11 0.450
Calgary Flames 18 8 10 0.444
St. Louis Hawks 25 11 14 0.440
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 7 3 4 0.429
Milwaukee Brewers 7 3 4 0.429
Chicago Blackhawks 52 22 30 0.423
Detroit Tigers 64 27 37 0.422
Washington Senators 19 8 11 0.421
New York Knickerbockers 48 20 28 0.417
Carolina Hurricanes 12 5 7 0.417
Portland Trailblazers 17 7 10 0.412
Cleveland Indians 23 9 14 0.391
Boston Bruins 82 32 50 0.390
Atlanta Braves 29 11 18 0.379
Philadelphia Phillies 37 14 23 0.378
Brooklyn Dodgers 49 18 31 0.367
Chicago Cubs 52 19 33 0.365
Philadelphia Flyers 44 16 28 0.364
Vancouver Canucks 18 6 12 0.333
Buffalo Sabres 12 4 8 0.333
Fort Wayne Pistons 12 4 8 0.333
Phoenix Suns 12 4 8 0.333
Texas Rangers 12 4 8 0.333
Utah Jazz 12 4 8 0.333
Indiana Pacers 6 2 4 0.333
St. Louis Browns 6 2 4 0.333
Washington Capitols 6 2 4 0.333
Washington Bullets 16 5 11 0.313
Minnesota North Stars 11 3 8 0.273
San Francisco Warriors 11 3 8 0.273
New Jersey Nets 10 2 8 0.200
Chicago Stags 5 1 4 0.200
Oklahoma City Thunder 5 1 4 0.200
Ottawa Senators 5 1 4 0.200
Tampa Bay Rays 5 1 4 0.200
Orlando Magic 9 1 8 0.111
San Diego Padres 9 1 8 0.111
Baltimore Bullets (II) 4 0 4 0.000
Cleveland Cavaliers 4 0 4 0.000
Colorado Rockies 4 0 4 0.000
Florida Panthers 4 0 4 0.000
Houston Astros 4 0 4 0.000
Washington Capitals 4 0 4 0.000
St. Louis Blues 12 0 12 0.000
Grand Total 2782 1391 1391