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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: Home; All Rounds)

This table tells you how MLB, NBA, and NHL teams have performed at home in best-of-7 playoff action (all rounds).

Game win-loss records for MLB, NBA, and NHL best-of-7 playoff series.
Series round = All
Location = Home
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 2015

games (all rounds) A W L Frc.
Baltimore Bullets (I) 3 3 0 1.000
Anaheim Angels 7 6 1 0.857
Minnesota Twins 18 15 3 0.833
Fort Wayne Pistons 5 4 1 0.800
Miami Heat 91 70 21 0.769
Philadelphia Warriors 20 15 5 0.750
Rochester Royals 4 3 1 0.750
Syracuse Nationals 15 11 4 0.733
Boston Celtics 266 195 71 0.733
Los Angeles Lakers 280 203 77 0.725
San Francisco Giants 35 25 10 0.714
Kansas City Royals 21 15 6 0.714
Utah Jazz 75 53 22 0.707
Portland Trailblazers 70 49 21 0.700
San Antonio Spurs 153 106 47 0.693
Minnesota Timberwolves 13 9 4 0.692
Cleveland Cavaliers 61 42 19 0.689
Chicago Bulls 140 96 44 0.686
Oklahoma City Thunder 38 26 12 0.684
Indiana Pacers 79 54 25 0.684
Detroit Pistons 118 80 38 0.678
Montreal Canadiens 328 219 109 0.668
Minneapolis Lakers 24 16 8 0.667
New Orleans Hornets 18 12 6 0.667
Texas Rangers 12 8 4 0.667
Buffalo Braves 9 6 3 0.667
California Angels 3 2 1 0.667
Capital Bullets 3 2 1 0.667
Kansas City/Omaha Kings 3 2 1 0.667
San Diego Rockets 3 2 1 0.667
Edmonton Oilers 116 77 39 0.664
Anaheim Ducks 44 29 15 0.659
Sacramento Kings 26 17 9 0.654
St. Louis Hawks 40 26 14 0.650
Golden State Warriors 57 37 20 0.649
New York Knickerbockers 125 81 44 0.648
New York Islanders 102 66 36 0.647
Seattle Supersonics 71 45 26 0.634
Los Angeles Dodgers 38 24 14 0.632
Orlando Magic 48 30 18 0.625
Arizona Diamondbacks 8 5 3 0.625
New York Yankees 133 83 50 0.624
Philadelphia 76ers 125 78 47 0.624
Chicago Blackhawks 226 141 85 0.624
Washington Bullets 37 23 14 0.622
Dallas Mavericks 76 47 29 0.618
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 26 16 10 0.615
Los Angeles Clippers 28 17 11 0.607
Oakland Athletics 28 17 11 0.607
Phoenix Suns 101 61 40 0.604
Houston Rockets 93 56 37 0.602
Philadelphia Flyers 200 120 80 0.600
Philadelphia Athletics 20 12 8 0.600
Washington Senators 10 6 4 0.600
Boston Braves 5 3 2 0.600
Chicago Stags 5 3 2 0.600
Colorado Avalanche 92 55 37 0.598
New Jersey Nets 39 23 16 0.590
Detroit Red Wings 280 165 115 0.589
New York Mets 34 20 14 0.588
Boston Bruins 274 161 113 0.588
St. Louis Blues 150 88 62 0.587
New Jersey Devils 125 73 52 0.584
Boston Red Sox 60 35 25 0.583
Brooklyn Nets 12 7 5 0.583
St. Louis Cardinals 94 54 40 0.574
Dallas Stars 75 43 32 0.573
Minnesota North Stars 63 36 27 0.571
Denver Nuggets 56 32 24 0.571
Milwaukee Braves 7 4 3 0.571
New York Rangers 190 108 82 0.568
Pittsburgh Penguins 148 84 64 0.568
Carolina Hurricanes 39 22 17 0.564
Milwaukee Bucks 87 48 39 0.552
Buffalo Sabres 109 60 49 0.550
Hartford Whalers 20 11 9 0.550
Philadelphia Phillies 31 17 14 0.548
Toronto Maple Leafs 210 115 95 0.548
San Jose Sharks 88 48 40 0.545
Baltimore Bullets (II) 22 12 10 0.545
San Francisco Warriors 22 12 10 0.545
Houston Astros 11 6 5 0.545
Los Angeles Kings 103 56 47 0.544
Atlanta Hawks 78 42 36 0.538
Florida Marlins 13 7 6 0.538
Memphis Grizzlies 32 17 15 0.531
Calgary Flames 91 48 43 0.527
Cleveland Indians 23 12 11 0.522
Pittsburgh Pirates 29 15 14 0.517
New York Giants 37 19 18 0.514
Atlanta Braves 42 21 21 0.500
Quebec Nordiques 26 13 13 0.500
Florida Panthers 20 10 10 0.500
Chicago White Sox 16 8 8 0.500
Toronto Raptors 14 7 7 0.500
Kansas City Kings 8 4 4 0.500
Milwaukee Brewers 6 3 3 0.500
Tampa Bay Rays 6 3 3 0.500
Washington Capitols 6 3 3 0.500
Colorado Rockies 4 2 2 0.500
St. Louis Bombers 4 2 2 0.500
Ottawa Senators 63 31 32 0.492
Tampa Bay Lightning 49 24 25 0.490
Nashville Predators 29 14 15 0.483
Brooklyn Dodgers 25 12 13 0.480
Toronto Blue Jays 25 12 13 0.480
Washington Capitals 108 51 57 0.472
Detroit Tigers 45 21 24 0.467
Vancouver Canucks 104 48 56 0.462
Minnesota Wild 26 12 14 0.462
Cincinnati Reds 27 12 15 0.444
Charlotte Hornets 9 4 5 0.444
Baltimore Orioles 25 11 14 0.440
Winnipeg Jets (I) 21 9 12 0.429
Cincinnati Royals 5 2 3 0.400
Washington Wizards 23 9 14 0.391
Phoenix Coyotes 29 10 19 0.345
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 6 2 4 0.333
Oakland Seals 6 2 4 0.333
St. Louis Browns 3 1 2 0.333
San Diego Padres 7 2 5 0.286
Chicago Cubs 34 9 25 0.265
Seattle Mariners 8 2 6 0.250
Columbus Blue Jackets 5 1 4 0.200
Atlanta Flames 2 0 2 0.000
Atlanta Thrashers 2 0 2 0.000
New Orleans Pelicans 2 0 2 0.000
Winnipeg Jets (II) 2 0 2 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 4 0 4 0.000
Grand Total 7293 4401 2892 0.603