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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 2017

games (Prelim) A W L Frc.
Seattle Supersonics 3 3 0 1.000
Golden State Warriors 16 15 1 0.938
Cleveland Cavaliers 19 17 2 0.895
Miami Heat 30 25 5 0.833
Sacramento Kings 11 9 2 0.818
San Antonio Spurs 42 33 9 0.786
Atlanta Hawks 32 25 7 0.781
Quebec Nordiques 9 7 2 0.778
Los Angeles Lakers 28 21 7 0.750
Phoenix Suns 17 12 5 0.706
Oklahoma City Thunder 20 14 6 0.700
New Jersey Nets 13 9 4 0.692
Detroit Pistons 22 15 7 0.682
Minnesota Timberwolves 6 4 2 0.667
Charlotte Hornets (II) 3 2 1 0.667
Toronto Maple Leafs 45 29 16 0.644
New Orleans Hornets 14 9 5 0.643
Philadelphia Flyers 64 41 23 0.641
Boston Celtics 36 23 13 0.639
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 11 7 4 0.636
Colorado Avalanche 41 26 15 0.634
Anaheim Ducks 27 17 10 0.630
Los Angeles Clippers 24 15 9 0.625
Houston Rockets 29 18 11 0.621
Dallas Mavericks 34 21 13 0.618
Detroit Red Wings 78 48 30 0.615
Dallas Stars 39 24 15 0.615
Orlando Magic 18 11 7 0.611
Utah Jazz 18 11 7 0.611
Washington Wizards 18 11 7 0.611
Buffalo Sabres 46 28 18 0.609
New Jersey Devils 61 37 24 0.607
New York Rangers 55 33 22 0.600
Brooklyn Nets 10 6 4 0.600
Chicago Blackhawks 59 35 24 0.593
Pittsburgh Penguins 66 39 27 0.591
Portland Trailblazers 22 13 9 0.591
St. Louis Blues 73 43 30 0.589
Montreal Canadiens 63 37 26 0.587
Chicago Bulls 31 18 13 0.581
Indiana Pacers 28 16 12 0.571
Philadelphia 76ers 16 9 7 0.563
Edmonton Oilers 41 23 18 0.561
San Jose Sharks 54 30 24 0.556
Toronto Raptors 18 10 8 0.556
Nashville Predators 29 16 13 0.552
Minnesota North Stars 11 6 5 0.545
Carolina Hurricanes 15 8 7 0.533
Hartford Whalers 17 9 8 0.529
Winnipeg Jets (I) 17 9 8 0.529
Washington Capitals 77 40 37 0.519
Memphis Grizzlies 27 14 13 0.519
Los Angeles Kings 47 24 23 0.511
Calgary Flames 51 26 25 0.510
Denver Nuggets 24 12 12 0.500
Boston Bruins 71 35 36 0.493
Ottawa Senators 43 21 22 0.488
Florida Panthers 15 7 8 0.467
Vancouver Canucks 56 26 30 0.464
Minnesota Wild 22 10 12 0.455
New York Islanders 31 14 17 0.452
Tampa Bay Lightning 26 11 15 0.423
Milwaukee Bucks 18 6 12 0.333
New York Knickerbockers 9 3 6 0.333
Phoenix Coyotes 23 7 16 0.304
Columbus Blue Jackets 7 2 5 0.286
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 2056 1205 851 0.586