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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 2017

games (Prelim) A W L Frc.
Cleveland Cavaliers 37 32 5 0.865
Seattle Supersonics 5 4 1 0.800
Golden State Warriors 32 23 9 0.719
San Antonio Spurs 80 54 26 0.675
Miami Heat 58 36 22 0.621
New Jersey Nets 26 16 10 0.615
Colorado Avalanche 77 47 30 0.610
Oklahoma City Thunder 38 23 15 0.605
Detroit Pistons 40 24 16 0.600
Anaheim Ducks 51 30 21 0.588
Los Angeles Lakers 55 32 23 0.582
Pittsburgh Penguins 132 76 56 0.576
Phoenix Suns 33 19 14 0.576
Detroit Red Wings 159 89 70 0.560
San Jose Sharks 111 62 49 0.559
Dallas Stars 78 43 35 0.551
New York Rangers 111 61 50 0.550
Montreal Canadiens 128 70 58 0.547
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 22 12 10 0.545
Minnesota Timberwolves 11 6 5 0.545
Washington Wizards 37 20 17 0.541
Philadelphia Flyers 124 66 58 0.532
St. Louis Blues 141 74 67 0.525
Edmonton Oilers 84 44 40 0.524
Sacramento Kings 21 11 10 0.524
Toronto Maple Leafs 93 48 45 0.516
Carolina Hurricanes 31 16 15 0.516
Boston Celtics 68 35 33 0.515
New Jersey Devils 121 62 59 0.512
Los Angeles Clippers 45 23 22 0.511
Washington Capitals 146 73 73 0.500
Atlanta Hawks 64 32 32 0.500
Buffalo Sabres 97 48 49 0.495
Indiana Pacers 57 28 29 0.491
Tampa Bay Lightning 51 25 26 0.490
Boston Bruins 135 66 69 0.489
Ottawa Senators 88 43 45 0.489
Orlando Magic 37 18 19 0.486
Chicago Blackhawks 119 56 63 0.471
Vancouver Canucks 109 51 58 0.468
Nashville Predators 56 26 30 0.464
Chicago Bulls 63 29 34 0.460
Los Angeles Kings 97 44 53 0.454
Utah Jazz 40 18 22 0.450
Brooklyn Nets 20 9 11 0.450
Houston Rockets 58 26 32 0.448
Quebec Nordiques 18 8 10 0.444
Minnesota North Stars 25 11 14 0.440
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
Philadelphia 76ers 34 14 20 0.412
Winnipeg Jets (I) 37 15 22 0.405
Minnesota Wild 47 19 28 0.404
Toronto Raptors 35 14 21 0.400
Portland Trailblazers 46 18 28 0.391
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
Hartford Whalers 36 12 24 0.333
Denver Nuggets 53 16 37 0.302
Milwaukee Bucks 39 11 28 0.282
New York Knickerbockers 19 5 14 0.263
Columbus Blue Jackets 15 3 12 0.200
Atlanta Thrashers 4 0 4 0.000
New Orleans Pelicans 4 0 4 0.000
Winnipeg Jets (II) 4 0 4 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 8 0 8 0.000
Grand Total 4112 2056 2056