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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
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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 2021

games (Prelim) A W L Frc.
Seattle Supersonics 3 3 0 1.000
Cleveland Cavaliers 23 20 3 0.870
Golden State Warriors 22 19 3 0.864
Sacramento Kings 11 9 2 0.818
Atlanta Hawks 34 27 7 0.794
Quebec Nordiques 9 7 2 0.778
San Antonio Spurs 47 36 11 0.766
Miami Heat 36 27 9 0.750
Vegas Golden Knights 12 9 3 0.750
Houston Rockets 39 28 11 0.718
Oklahoma City Thunder 28 20 8 0.714
Los Angeles Lakers 34 24 10 0.706
Phoenix Suns 20 14 6 0.700
Boston Celtics 46 32 14 0.696
New Jersey Nets 13 9 4 0.692
Colorado Avalanche 51 34 17 0.667
Charlotte Hornets (II) 3 2 1 0.667
Utah Jazz 29 19 10 0.655
Toronto Raptors 26 17 9 0.654
New Orleans Hornets 14 9 5 0.643
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 11 7 4 0.636
Detroit Pistons 24 15 9 0.625
Minnesota Timberwolves 8 5 3 0.625
Dallas Stars 45 28 17 0.622
Detroit Red Wings 78 48 30 0.615
Buffalo Sabres 46 28 18 0.609
Carolina Hurricanes 23 14 9 0.609
Washington Wizards 23 14 9 0.609
New Jersey Devils 63 38 25 0.603
Philadelphia Flyers 70 42 28 0.600
New York Rangers 55 33 22 0.600
Toronto Maple Leafs 55 33 22 0.600
Philadelphia 76ers 27 16 11 0.593
Chicago Blackhawks 61 36 25 0.590
Anaheim Ducks 29 17 12 0.586
San Jose Sharks 60 35 25 0.583
Chicago Bulls 31 18 13 0.581
Denver Nuggets 35 20 15 0.571
Pittsburgh Penguins 74 41 33 0.554
Nashville Predators 38 21 17 0.553
Montreal Canadiens 69 38 31 0.551
Dallas Mavericks 40 22 18 0.550
Minnesota North Stars 11 6 5 0.545
St. Louis Blues 81 44 37 0.543
Milwaukee Bucks 28 15 13 0.536
Edmonton Oilers 43 23 20 0.535
Portland Trailblazers 32 17 15 0.531
Los Angeles Clippers 34 18 16 0.529
Brooklyn Nets 17 9 8 0.529
Hartford Whalers 17 9 8 0.529
Winnipeg Jets (I) 17 9 8 0.529
Boston Bruins 84 44 40 0.524
Indiana Pacers 35 18 17 0.514
Washington Capitals 90 45 45 0.500
New York Islanders 38 19 19 0.500
Orlando Magic 22 11 11 0.500
Winnipeg Jets (II) 10 5 5 0.500
New Orleans Pelicans 4 2 2 0.500
Arizona Coyotes 2 1 1 0.500
Calgary Flames 57 28 29 0.491
Los Angeles Kings 49 24 25 0.490
Ottawa Senators 43 21 22 0.488
Tampa Bay Lightning 37 18 19 0.486
Memphis Grizzlies 29 14 15 0.483
Vancouver Canucks 59 27 32 0.458
Minnesota Wild 27 12 15 0.444
Florida Panthers 18 8 10 0.444
New York Knickerbockers 12 4 8 0.333
Phoenix Coyotes 23 7 16 0.304
Columbus Blue Jackets 14 4 10 0.286
Atlanta Thrashers 2 0 2 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 4 0 4 0.000
Grand Total 2404 1396 1008 0.581