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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 2016

games (Prelim) A W L Frc.
Seattle Supersonics 3 3 0 1.000
Golden State Warriors 14 13 1 0.929
Cleveland Cavaliers 17 15 2 0.882
Miami Heat 30 25 5 0.833
Sacramento Kings 11 9 2 0.818
Atlanta Hawks 29 23 6 0.793
Quebec Nordiques 9 7 2 0.778
San Antonio Spurs 39 30 9 0.769
Los Angeles Lakers 28 21 7 0.750
Oklahoma City Thunder 18 13 5 0.722
Phoenix Suns 17 12 5 0.706
Los Angeles Clippers 20 14 6 0.700
New Jersey Nets 13 9 4 0.692
Detroit Pistons 22 15 7 0.682
Toronto Maple Leafs 42 28 14 0.667
Boston Celtics 33 22 11 0.667
Utah Jazz 15 10 5 0.667
Minnesota Timberwolves 6 4 2 0.667
Charlotte Hornets (II) 3 2 1 0.667
Portland Trailblazers 20 13 7 0.650
Chicago Bulls 28 18 10 0.643
New Orleans Hornets 14 9 5 0.643
Philadelphia Flyers 64 41 23 0.641
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 11 7 4 0.636
Colorado Avalanche 41 26 15 0.634
Dallas Mavericks 34 21 13 0.618
Detroit Red Wings 78 48 30 0.615
Dallas Stars 39 24 15 0.615
Indiana Pacers 26 16 10 0.615
Chicago Blackhawks 57 35 22 0.614
Orlando Magic 18 11 7 0.611
Buffalo Sabres 46 28 18 0.609
New Jersey Devils 61 37 24 0.607
Montreal Canadiens 60 36 24 0.600
Anaheim Ducks 25 15 10 0.600
Brooklyn Nets 10 6 4 0.600
New York Rangers 52 31 21 0.596
St. Louis Blues 71 42 29 0.592
Houston Rockets 26 15 11 0.577
Pittsburgh Penguins 63 36 27 0.571
San Jose Sharks 51 29 22 0.569
Philadelphia 76ers 16 9 7 0.563
Edmonton Oilers 38 21 17 0.553
Minnesota North Stars 11 6 5 0.545
Carolina Hurricanes 15 8 7 0.533
Toronto Raptors 15 8 7 0.533
Washington Wizards 15 8 7 0.533
Calgary Flames 49 26 23 0.531
Hartford Whalers 17 9 8 0.529
Winnipeg Jets (I) 17 9 8 0.529
Minnesota Wild 19 10 9 0.526
Nashville Predators 27 14 13 0.519
Boston Bruins 68 35 33 0.515
Washington Capitals 74 38 36 0.514
Los Angeles Kings 47 24 23 0.511
Ottawa Senators 40 20 20 0.500
Denver Nuggets 24 12 12 0.500
Memphis Grizzlies 24 12 12 0.500
Florida Panthers 15 7 8 0.467
Vancouver Canucks 56 26 30 0.464
New York Islanders 31 14 17 0.452
Tampa Bay Lightning 26 11 15 0.423
Milwaukee Bucks 15 5 10 0.333
New York Knickerbockers 9 3 6 0.333
Phoenix Coyotes 23 7 16 0.304
Columbus Blue Jackets 5 1 4 0.200
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 1970 1162 808 0.590