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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; Preliminary)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 home game win-loss records in Preliminary round action (applicable only to the NHL through 2002, and to the NHL and the NBA beginning in 2003). These 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
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.
Seattle Supersonics 3 3 0 1.000
Vegas Golden Knights 2 2 0 1.000
Golden State Warriors 19 18 1 0.947
Cleveland Cavaliers 23 20 3 0.870
Sacramento Kings 11 9 2 0.818
Atlanta Hawks 32 25 7 0.781
Miami Heat 32 25 7 0.781
Quebec Nordiques 9 7 2 0.778
San Antonio Spurs 44 34 10 0.773
Los Angeles Lakers 28 21 7 0.750
Phoenix Suns 17 12 5 0.706
Oklahoma City Thunder 23 16 7 0.696
New Jersey Nets 13 9 4 0.692
Detroit Pistons 22 15 7 0.682
Boston Celtics 40 27 13 0.675
Utah Jazz 21 14 7 0.667
Charlotte Hornets (II) 3 2 1 0.667
Houston Rockets 32 21 11 0.656
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 31 17 0.646
New Orleans Hornets 14 9 5 0.643
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 11 7 4 0.636
Los Angeles Clippers 24 15 9 0.625
Minnesota Timberwolves 8 5 3 0.625
Toronto Raptors 21 13 8 0.619
Washington Wizards 21 13 8 0.619
Dallas Mavericks 34 21 13 0.618
Detroit Red Wings 78 48 30 0.615
Dallas Stars 39 24 15 0.615
Colorado Avalanche 44 27 17 0.614
Philadelphia Flyers 67 41 26 0.612
Orlando Magic 18 11 7 0.611
Buffalo Sabres 46 28 18 0.609
New Jersey Devils 63 38 25 0.603
New York Rangers 55 33 22 0.600
Brooklyn Nets 10 6 4 0.600
Winnipeg Jets (II) 5 3 2 0.600
Chicago Blackhawks 59 35 24 0.593
St. Louis Blues 73 43 30 0.589
Montreal Canadiens 63 37 26 0.587
Anaheim Ducks 29 17 12 0.586
Chicago Bulls 31 18 13 0.581
Indiana Pacers 31 18 13 0.581
Pittsburgh Penguins 69 40 29 0.580
Philadelphia 76ers 19 11 8 0.579
San Jose Sharks 56 32 24 0.571
Nashville Predators 32 18 14 0.563
Edmonton Oilers 41 23 18 0.561
Minnesota North Stars 11 6 5 0.545
Portland Trailblazers 24 13 11 0.542
Carolina Hurricanes 15 8 7 0.533
Hartford Whalers 17 9 8 0.529
Winnipeg Jets (I) 17 9 8 0.529
Memphis Grizzlies 27 14 13 0.519
Washington Capitals 80 41 39 0.513
Calgary Flames 51 26 25 0.510
Boston Bruins 75 38 37 0.507
Denver Nuggets 24 12 12 0.500
New Orleans Pelicans 4 2 2 0.500
Los Angeles Kings 49 24 25 0.490
Ottawa Senators 43 21 22 0.488
Tampa Bay Lightning 29 14 15 0.483
Florida Panthers 15 7 8 0.467
Vancouver Canucks 56 26 30 0.464
Minnesota Wild 24 11 13 0.458
New York Islanders 31 14 17 0.452
Milwaukee Bucks 21 9 12 0.429
New York Knickerbockers 9 3 6 0.333
Phoenix Coyotes 23 7 16 0.304
Columbus Blue Jackets 10 2 8 0.200
Atlanta Thrashers 2 0 2 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 4 0 4 0.000
Grand Total 2144 1261 883 0.588