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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; Semifinals)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 home game win-loss records in Semifinals round action (the League Championship Series in MLB; the Conference Finals in the NBA and NHL).

Game win-loss records for MLB, NBA, and NHL best-of-7 playoff series.
Series round = Semifinals
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 2013

series (all rounds) A W L Frc.
Vancouver Canucks 8 8 0 1.000
Anaheim Angels 3 3 0 1.000
Colorado Rockies 2 2 0 1.000
Washington Bullets 10 9 1 0.900
Baltimore Bullets (II) 6 5 1 0.833
Texas Rangers 6 5 1 0.833
New Jersey Nets 5 4 1 0.800
Syracuse Nationals 5 4 1 0.800
Los Angeles Lakers 85 64 21 0.753
San Francisco Giants 16 12 4 0.750
Chicago Bulls 31 23 8 0.742
Boston Celtics 92 68 24 0.739
Montreal Canadiens 111 82 29 0.739
Miami Heat 19 14 5 0.737
Utah Jazz 15 11 4 0.733
Philadelphia Phillies 11 8 3 0.727
Indiana Pacers 21 15 6 0.714
Tampa Bay Lightning 7 5 2 0.714
St. Louis Blues 17 12 5 0.706
New York Knickerbockers 30 21 9 0.700
Edmonton Oilers 23 16 7 0.696
Philadelphia 76ers 36 25 11 0.694
New York Islanders 26 18 8 0.692
Houston Rockets 16 11 5 0.688
Portland Trailblazers 16 11 5 0.688
St. Louis Cardinals 33 22 11 0.667
Pittsburgh Penguins 21 14 7 0.667
Cleveland Cavaliers 12 8 4 0.667
Orlando Magic 12 8 4 0.667
Houston Astros 9 6 3 0.667
San Francisco Warriors 9 6 3 0.667
Minneapolis Lakers 6 4 2 0.667
Minnesota Twins 6 4 2 0.667
Anaheim Ducks 3 2 1 0.667
California Angels 3 2 1 0.667
Chicago Stags 3 2 1 0.667
Florida Panthers 3 2 1 0.667
Kansas City Royals 3 2 1 0.667
Minnesota Timberwolves 3 2 1 0.667
St. Louis Hawks 26 17 9 0.654
Boston Bruins 90 58 32 0.644
Oakland Athletics 11 7 4 0.636
Philadelphia Warriors 11 7 4 0.636
Calgary Flames 13 8 5 0.615
Detroit Tigers 13 8 5 0.615
Detroit Red Wings 93 57 36 0.613
Colorado Avalanche 18 11 7 0.611
Seattle Supersonics 18 11 7 0.611
Golden State Warriors 10 6 4 0.600
Oklahoma City Thunder 5 3 2 0.600
New York Yankees 29 17 12 0.586
Cleveland Indians 12 7 5 0.583
Dallas Mavericks 12 7 5 0.583
Milwaukee Bucks 19 11 8 0.579
Dallas Stars 14 8 6 0.571
Minnesota North Stars 14 8 6 0.571
Detroit Pistons 37 21 16 0.568
New York Mets 16 9 7 0.563
New York Rangers 50 28 22 0.560
Chicago Blackhawks 74 40 34 0.541
Los Angeles Dodgers 15 8 7 0.533
New Jersey Devils 21 11 10 0.524
Philadelphia Flyers 47 24 23 0.511
Toronto Maple Leafs 76 38 38 0.500
Atlanta Braves 28 14 14 0.500
Florida Marlins 6 3 3 0.500
Ottawa Senators 6 3 3 0.500
Sacramento Kings 4 2 2 0.500
St. Louis Bombers 4 2 2 0.500
Tampa Bay Rays 4 2 2 0.500
Boston Red Sox 27 13 14 0.481
Phoenix Suns 27 13 14 0.481
Buffalo Sabres 17 8 9 0.471
San Antonio Spurs 30 14 16 0.467
Carolina Hurricanes 9 4 5 0.444
Los Angeles Kings 9 4 5 0.444
Pittsburgh Pirates 10 4 6 0.400
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 5 2 3 0.400
Cincinnati Reds 5 2 3 0.400
Cincinnati Royals 5 2 3 0.400
Toronto Blue Jays 16 6 10 0.375
Denver Nuggets 8 3 5 0.375
Chicago Cubs 6 2 4 0.333
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 6 2 4 0.333
Kansas City Kings 3 1 2 0.333
Milwaukee Brewers 3 1 2 0.333
San Diego Padres 3 1 2 0.333
Washington Capitols 3 1 2 0.333
Seattle Mariners 8 2 6 0.250
Arizona Diamondbacks 4 1 3 0.250
Atlanta Hawks 4 1 3 0.250
Chicago White Sox 5 1 4 0.200
Quebec Nordiques 5 1 4 0.200
Washington Capitals 5 1 4 0.200
Baltimore Orioles 6 1 5 0.167
San Jose Sharks 7 1 6 0.143
Memphis Grizzlies 2 0 2 0.000
Minnesota Wild 2 0 2 0.000
Phoenix Coyotes 3 0 3 0.000
Grand Total 1782 1088 694 0.611