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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: Road; Preliminary)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 road game win-loss records in Preliminary round action (applicable only to the NHL through 2002, and to the NHL and NBA beginning in 2003). These NHL games have been known as the Conference Quarterfinals since 1994; they previously were the Division Semifinals (1987-1993).

Game win-loss records for MLB, NBA, and NHL best-of-7 playoff series.
Series round = Preliminary
Location = Road
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 2019

games (Prelim) A W L Frc.
Cleveland Cavaliers 21 16 5 0.762
Colorado Avalanche 42 24 18 0.571
Golden State Warriors 21 12 9 0.571
San Jose Sharks 62 35 27 0.565
Pittsburgh Penguins 71 40 31 0.563
New Jersey Nets 13 7 6 0.538
Tampa Bay Lightning 29 15 14 0.517
Montreal Canadiens 65 33 32 0.508
Detroit Red Wings 81 41 40 0.506
New York Rangers 56 28 28 0.500
Dallas Stars 42 21 21 0.500
Anaheim Ducks 26 13 13 0.500
Vegas Golden Knights 6 3 3 0.500
New Orleans Pelicans 4 2 2 0.500
Seattle Supersonics 2 1 1 0.500
Ottawa Senators 45 22 23 0.489
San Antonio Spurs 45 22 23 0.489
Edmonton Oilers 43 21 22 0.488
Boston Bruins 70 34 36 0.486
Washington Capitals 75 36 39 0.480
St. Louis Blues 71 34 37 0.479
Vancouver Canucks 53 25 28 0.472
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 11 5 6 0.455
Carolina Hurricanes 20 9 11 0.450
Detroit Pistons 20 9 11 0.450
Phoenix Suns 16 7 9 0.438
Philadelphia Flyers 63 27 36 0.429
Winnipeg Jets (II) 7 3 4 0.429
Los Angeles Clippers 24 10 14 0.417
Phoenix Coyotes 24 10 14 0.417
Philadelphia 76ers 22 9 13 0.409
Washington Wizards 22 9 13 0.409
Los Angeles Lakers 27 11 16 0.407
New Jersey Devils 63 25 38 0.397
Nashville Predators 33 13 20 0.394
Toronto Maple Leafs 56 22 34 0.393
Buffalo Sabres 51 20 31 0.392
Miami Heat 31 12 19 0.387
Los Angeles Kings 52 20 32 0.385
Columbus Blue Jackets 13 5 8 0.385
Boston Celtics 37 14 23 0.378
Oklahoma City Thunder 24 9 15 0.375
Indiana Pacers 35 13 22 0.371
Orlando Magic 22 8 14 0.364
Minnesota North Stars 14 5 9 0.357
Chicago Blackhawks 60 21 39 0.350
New York Islanders 40 14 26 0.350
Chicago Bulls 32 11 21 0.344
Minnesota Wild 28 9 19 0.321
Toronto Raptors 22 7 15 0.318
Brooklyn Nets 13 4 9 0.308
Calgary Flames 49 15 34 0.306
Houston Rockets 33 10 23 0.303
Winnipeg Jets (I) 20 6 14 0.300
Utah Jazz 28 8 20 0.286
Dallas Mavericks 38 10 28 0.263
Milwaukee Bucks 27 7 20 0.259
Florida Panthers 12 3 9 0.250
Minnesota Timberwolves 8 2 6 0.250
Charlotte Hornets (II) 4 1 3 0.250
Memphis Grizzlies 26 6 20 0.231
Atlanta Hawks 32 7 25 0.219
Portland Trailblazers 28 6 22 0.214
New Orleans Hornets 15 3 12 0.200
New York Knickerbockers 10 2 8 0.200
Sacramento Kings 10 2 8 0.200
Hartford Whalers 19 3 16 0.158
Denver Nuggets 32 5 27 0.156
Quebec Nordiques 9 1 8 0.111
Atlanta Thrashers 2 0 2 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 4 0 4 0.000
Grand Total 2231 923 1308 0.414