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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.

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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 2021

games (Prelim) A W L Frc.
Cleveland Cavaliers 44 36 8 0.818
Seattle Supersonics 5 4 1 0.800
Golden State Warriors 43 31 12 0.721
Vegas Golden Knights 23 15 8 0.652
San Antonio Spurs 92 58 34 0.630
Colorado Avalanche 97 61 36 0.629
New Jersey Nets 26 16 10 0.615
Phoenix Suns 39 23 16 0.590
Miami Heat 71 41 30 0.577
Los Angeles Lakers 66 38 28 0.576
San Jose Sharks 122 70 52 0.574
Dallas Stars 90 51 39 0.567
Detroit Red Wings 159 89 70 0.560
Pittsburgh Penguins 148 82 66 0.554
New York Rangers 111 61 50 0.550
Boston Celtics 88 48 40 0.545
Anaheim Ducks 55 30 25 0.545
Detroit Pistons 44 24 20 0.545
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 22 12 10 0.545
Montreal Canadiens 141 76 65 0.539
Philadelphia Flyers 136 72 64 0.529
Winnipeg Jets (II) 19 10 9 0.526
Sacramento Kings 21 11 10 0.524
Atlanta Hawks 69 36 33 0.522
Tampa Bay Lightning 71 37 34 0.521
Toronto Raptors 50 26 24 0.520
Oklahoma City Thunder 56 29 27 0.518
Boston Bruins 159 82 77 0.516
Los Angeles Clippers 64 33 31 0.516
Carolina Hurricanes 49 25 24 0.510
St. Louis Blues 157 80 77 0.510
Houston Rockets 75 38 37 0.507
New Jersey Devils 126 63 63 0.500
Toronto Maple Leafs 114 57 57 0.500
Edmonton Oilers 88 44 44 0.500
New Orleans Pelicans 8 4 4 0.500
Buffalo Sabres 97 48 49 0.495
Philadelphia 76ers 53 26 27 0.491
Ottawa Senators 88 43 45 0.489
Washington Capitals 169 82 87 0.485
Washington Wizards 48 23 25 0.479
Vancouver Canucks 115 55 60 0.478
Utah Jazz 63 30 33 0.476
Chicago Bulls 63 29 34 0.460
Chicago Blackhawks 124 57 67 0.460
Nashville Predators 74 34 40 0.459
New York Islanders 84 38 46 0.452
Quebec Nordiques 18 8 10 0.444
Milwaukee Bucks 59 26 33 0.441
Minnesota North Stars 25 11 14 0.440
Minnesota Timberwolves 16 7 9 0.438
Los Angeles Kings 101 44 57 0.436
Indiana Pacers 72 31 41 0.431
Charlotte Hornets (II) 7 3 4 0.429
Orlando Magic 47 20 27 0.426
Dallas Mavericks 85 36 49 0.424
New Orleans Hornets 29 12 17 0.414
Brooklyn Nets 34 14 20 0.412
Winnipeg Jets (I) 37 15 22 0.405
Calgary Flames 109 44 65 0.404
Minnesota Wild 59 23 36 0.390
Denver Nuggets 73 28 45 0.384
Portland Trailblazers 66 25 41 0.379
Florida Panthers 33 12 21 0.364
Memphis Grizzlies 58 21 37 0.362
Phoenix Coyotes 47 17 30 0.362
Hartford Whalers 36 12 24 0.333
Columbus Blue Jackets 30 10 20 0.333
New York Knickerbockers 24 6 18 0.250
Arizona Coyotes 5 1 4 0.200
Atlanta Thrashers 4 0 4 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 8 0 8 0.000
Grand Total 4808 2404 2404