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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 2015

games (Prelim) A W L Frc.
Seattle Supersonics 3 3 0 1.000
Golden State Warriors 11 10 1 0.909
Cleveland Cavaliers 15 13 2 0.867
Miami Heat 26 22 4 0.846
Sacramento Kings 11 9 2 0.818
Quebec Nordiques 9 7 2 0.778
Atlanta Hawks 26 20 6 0.769
San Antonio Spurs 37 28 9 0.757
Los Angeles Lakers 28 21 7 0.750
Detroit Pistons 20 15 5 0.750
Oklahoma City Thunder 15 11 4 0.733
Los Angeles Clippers 17 12 5 0.706
Phoenix Suns 17 12 5 0.706
New Jersey Nets 13 9 4 0.692
Toronto Maple Leafs 42 28 14 0.667
Boston Celtics 30 20 10 0.667
Anaheim Ducks 21 14 7 0.667
Utah Jazz 15 10 5 0.667
Minnesota Timberwolves 6 4 2 0.667
Dallas Mavericks 32 21 11 0.656
Philadelphia Flyers 61 40 21 0.656
Chicago Bulls 28 18 10 0.643
New Orleans Hornets 14 9 5 0.643
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 11 7 4 0.636
Colorado Avalanche 41 26 15 0.634
Chicago Blackhawks 54 34 20 0.630
New York Rangers 50 31 19 0.620
Detroit Red Wings 76 47 29 0.618
Dallas Stars 36 22 14 0.611
Orlando Magic 18 11 7 0.611
Buffalo Sabres 46 28 18 0.609
Indiana Pacers 23 14 9 0.609
New Jersey Devils 61 37 24 0.607
Montreal Canadiens 60 36 24 0.600
Brooklyn Nets 10 6 4 0.600
St. Louis Blues 67 40 27 0.597
Portland Trailblazers 17 10 7 0.588
Houston Rockets 24 14 10 0.583
San Jose Sharks 49 28 21 0.571
Pittsburgh Penguins 60 34 26 0.567
Minnesota Wild 16 9 7 0.563
Philadelphia 76ers 16 9 7 0.563
Edmonton Oilers 38 21 17 0.553
Los Angeles Kings 44 24 20 0.545
Memphis Grizzlies 22 12 10 0.545
Minnesota North Stars 11 6 5 0.545
Nashville Predators 24 13 11 0.542
Carolina Hurricanes 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
Boston Bruins 68 35 33 0.515
Washington Capitals 71 36 35 0.507
Ottawa Senators 40 20 20 0.500
Denver Nuggets 24 12 12 0.500
Florida Panthers 12 6 6 0.500
Vancouver Canucks 56 26 30 0.464
Toronto Raptors 11 5 6 0.455
New York Islanders 28 12 16 0.429
Tampa Bay Lightning 23 8 15 0.348
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 1879 1111 768 0.591