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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.

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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; Preliminary)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 game win-loss records in Preliminary round action (applicable only to the NHL through 2002; the NBA played its first best-of-7 Preliminary-round playoff games in 2003). The NHL games have been known as the Conference Quarterfinals since 1994; they previously were the NHL Division Semifinals (1987-1993).

Game win-loss records for MLB, NBA, and NHL best-of-7 playoff series.
Series round = Preliminary
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 2018

games (Prelim) A W L Frc.
Vegas Golden Knights 4 4 0 1.000
Cleveland Cavaliers 44 36 8 0.818
Seattle Supersonics 5 4 1 0.800
Golden State Warriors 37 27 10 0.730
San Antonio Spurs 85 55 30 0.647
New Jersey Nets 26 16 10 0.615
Detroit Pistons 40 24 16 0.600
Colorado Avalanche 83 49 34 0.590
Miami Heat 63 37 26 0.587
Los Angeles Lakers 55 32 23 0.582
Pittsburgh Penguins 138 80 58 0.580
Phoenix Suns 33 19 14 0.576
San Jose Sharks 115 66 49 0.574
Oklahoma City Thunder 44 25 19 0.568
Detroit Red Wings 159 89 70 0.560
Dallas Stars 78 43 35 0.551
New York Rangers 111 61 50 0.550
Montreal Canadiens 128 70 58 0.547
Anaheim Ducks 55 30 25 0.545
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 22 12 10 0.545
St. Louis Blues 141 74 67 0.525
Edmonton Oilers 84 44 40 0.524
Sacramento Kings 21 11 10 0.524
Philadelphia Flyers 130 68 62 0.523
Boston Celtics 75 39 36 0.520
Tampa Bay Lightning 56 29 27 0.518
Carolina Hurricanes 31 16 15 0.516
Washington Wizards 43 22 21 0.512
Los Angeles Clippers 45 23 22 0.511
Toronto Maple Leafs 100 51 49 0.510
Washington Capitals 152 77 75 0.507
New Jersey Devils 126 63 63 0.500
Atlanta Hawks 64 32 32 0.500
New Orleans Pelicans 8 4 4 0.500
Buffalo Sabres 97 48 49 0.495
Boston Bruins 142 70 72 0.493
Ottawa Senators 88 43 45 0.489
Orlando Magic 37 18 19 0.486
Indiana Pacers 64 31 33 0.484
Nashville Predators 62 30 32 0.484
Utah Jazz 46 22 24 0.478
Houston Rockets 63 30 33 0.476
Chicago Blackhawks 119 56 63 0.471
Vancouver Canucks 109 51 58 0.468
Philadelphia 76ers 39 18 21 0.462
Chicago Bulls 63 29 34 0.460
Brooklyn Nets 20 9 11 0.450
Quebec Nordiques 18 8 10 0.444
Winnipeg Jets (II) 9 4 5 0.444
Minnesota North Stars 25 11 14 0.440
Toronto Raptors 41 18 23 0.439
Minnesota Timberwolves 16 7 9 0.438
Los Angeles Kings 101 44 57 0.436
Dallas Mavericks 72 31 41 0.431
Charlotte Hornets (II) 7 3 4 0.429
Calgary Flames 98 41 57 0.418
New Orleans Hornets 29 12 17 0.414
Winnipeg Jets (I) 37 15 22 0.405
Minnesota Wild 52 20 32 0.385
Memphis Grizzlies 53 20 33 0.377
New York Islanders 69 26 43 0.377
Florida Panthers 27 10 17 0.370
Phoenix Coyotes 47 17 30 0.362
Portland Trailblazers 50 18 32 0.360
Hartford Whalers 36 12 24 0.333
Milwaukee Bucks 46 14 32 0.304
Denver Nuggets 53 16 37 0.302
New York Knickerbockers 19 5 14 0.263
Columbus Blue Jackets 21 5 16 0.238
Atlanta Thrashers 4 0 4 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 8 0 8 0.000
Grand Total 4288 2144 2144