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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 2020

games (Prelim) A W L Frc.
Seattle Supersonics 3 3 0 1.000
Vegas Golden Knights 8 7 1 0.875
Cleveland Cavaliers 23 20 3 0.870
Golden State Warriors 22 19 3 0.864
Sacramento Kings 11 9 2 0.818
Miami Heat 34 27 7 0.794
Atlanta Hawks 32 25 7 0.781
Quebec Nordiques 9 7 2 0.778
San Antonio Spurs 47 36 11 0.766
Los Angeles Lakers 31 23 8 0.742
Houston Rockets 39 28 11 0.718
Oklahoma City Thunder 28 20 8 0.714
Phoenix Suns 17 12 5 0.706
Boston Celtics 44 31 13 0.705
New Jersey Nets 13 9 4 0.692
Charlotte Hornets (II) 3 2 1 0.667
Toronto Raptors 26 17 9 0.654
Utah Jazz 26 17 9 0.654
Colorado Avalanche 49 32 17 0.653
New Orleans Hornets 14 9 5 0.643
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 11 7 4 0.636
Toronto Maple Leafs 51 32 19 0.627
Detroit Pistons 24 15 9 0.625
Minnesota Timberwolves 8 5 3 0.625
Dallas Stars 45 28 17 0.622
Washington Wizards 21 13 8 0.619
Detroit Red Wings 78 48 30 0.615
Buffalo Sabres 46 28 18 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
Dallas Mavericks 37 22 15 0.595
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
Los Angeles Clippers 30 17 13 0.567
Pittsburgh Penguins 71 40 31 0.563
Denver Nuggets 32 18 14 0.563
Edmonton Oilers 41 23 18 0.561
Montreal Canadiens 66 37 29 0.561
St. Louis Blues 79 44 35 0.557
Portland Trailblazers 29 16 13 0.552
Carolina Hurricanes 20 11 9 0.550
Minnesota North Stars 11 6 5 0.545
Nashville Predators 35 19 16 0.543
Philadelphia 76ers 24 13 11 0.542
Hartford Whalers 17 9 8 0.529
Winnipeg Jets (I) 17 9 8 0.529
Memphis Grizzlies 27 14 13 0.519
Indiana Pacers 35 18 17 0.514
Boston Bruins 82 42 40 0.512
Washington Capitals 87 44 43 0.506
Milwaukee Bucks 26 13 13 0.500
Orlando Magic 22 11 11 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
New York Islanders 35 17 18 0.486
Tampa Bay Lightning 34 16 18 0.471
Florida Panthers 15 7 8 0.467
Minnesota Wild 24 11 13 0.458
Vancouver Canucks 59 27 32 0.458
Brooklyn Nets 14 6 8 0.429
Winnipeg Jets (II) 8 3 5 0.375
New York Knickerbockers 9 3 6 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 2316 1351 965 0.583