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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 (Series: Game 1 at either site; All rounds)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 series win-loss records in all playoff rounds, irrespective of whether Game 1 was played at home or on the road. Usually, though not always, the team playing Game 1 at home is the team with home court/field/ice advantage during that best-of-7 playoff series.

Series win-loss records for MLB, NBA, and NHL best-of-7 playoff series.
Series round = All
Game 1 Location = Home or Road
Sorted by winning fraction, then by series appearances
A = series appearances
W = series wins
L = series losses
Frc. = winning fraction (= %/100)
Bold numbers denote largest values for the table column
Table updated through Fall 2017

series (all rounds) A W L Frc.
Florida Marlins 4 4 0 1.000
Anaheim Angels 2 2 0 1.000
Baltimore Bullets (I) 1 1 0 1.000
Rochester Royals 1 1 0 1.000
Minneapolis Lakers 8 6 2 0.750
Kansas City Royals 7 5 2 0.714
Boston Celtics 90 64 26 0.711
Miami Heat 33 23 10 0.697
Carolina Hurricanes 13 9 4 0.692
Los Angeles Lakers 99 68 31 0.687
Edmonton Oilers 44 30 14 0.682
New York Yankees 50 34 16 0.680
Cleveland Cavaliers 30 20 10 0.667
San Francisco Giants 12 8 4 0.667
Chicago White Sox 6 4 2 0.667
Minnesota Twins 6 4 2 0.667
Arizona Diamondbacks 3 2 1 0.667
Montreal Canadiens 118 77 41 0.653
Oakland Athletics 11 7 4 0.636
Colorado Avalanche 30 19 11 0.633
Pittsburgh Penguins 59 37 22 0.627
Philadelphia Athletics 8 5 3 0.625
Golden State Warriors 29 18 11 0.621
San Antonio Spurs 60 37 23 0.617
Tampa Bay Lightning 20 12 8 0.600
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 10 6 4 0.600
Detroit Pistons 42 25 17 0.595
Oklahoma City Thunder 17 10 7 0.588
Washington Bullets 12 7 5 0.583
New Jersey Devils 43 25 18 0.581
Anaheim Ducks 18 10 8 0.556
Pittsburgh Pirates 9 5 4 0.556
Detroit Red Wings 100 55 45 0.550
Boston Red Sox 20 11 9 0.550
St. Louis Cardinals 31 17 14 0.548
Philadelphia Flyers 70 38 32 0.543
New York Islanders 41 22 19 0.537
Dallas Stars 28 15 13 0.536
New Jersey Nets 15 8 7 0.533
Chicago Bulls 51 27 24 0.529
Orlando Magic 18 9 9 0.500
Cincinnati Reds 10 5 5 0.500
Houston Astros 6 3 3 0.500
Minnesota Timberwolves 4 2 2 0.500
Texas Rangers 4 2 2 0.500
Boston Braves 2 1 1 0.500
Chicago Stags 2 1 1 0.500
Colorado Rockies 2 1 1 0.500
Milwaukee Braves 2 1 1 0.500
Tampa Bay Rays 2 1 1 0.500
Boston Bruins 97 48 49 0.495
Chicago Blackhawks 85 42 43 0.494
Indiana Pacers 29 14 15 0.483
San Jose Sharks 36 17 19 0.472
Toronto Maple Leafs 75 35 40 0.467
Los Angeles Kings 39 18 21 0.462
Seattle Supersonics 24 11 13 0.458
Houston Rockets 35 16 19 0.457
New York Mets 11 5 6 0.455
Philadelphia Phillies 11 5 6 0.455
New York Rangers 74 33 41 0.446
Toronto Blue Jays 9 4 5 0.444
Philadelphia 76ers 44 19 25 0.432
Phoenix Suns 35 15 20 0.429
Vancouver Canucks 35 15 20 0.429
Portland Trailblazers 28 12 16 0.429
Atlanta Braves 14 6 8 0.429
Philadelphia Warriors 7 3 4 0.429
Dallas Mavericks 29 12 17 0.414
Los Angeles Dodgers 17 7 10 0.412
New York Knickerbockers 44 18 26 0.409
Ottawa Senators 27 11 16 0.407
Utah Jazz 30 12 18 0.400
Cleveland Indians 10 4 6 0.400
Minnesota North Stars 23 9 14 0.391
St. Louis Blues 59 23 36 0.390
Calgary Flames 31 12 19 0.387
Buffalo Sabres 40 15 25 0.375
Detroit Tigers 16 6 10 0.375
Nashville Predators 16 6 10 0.375
Florida Panthers 8 3 5 0.375
San Francisco Warriors 8 3 5 0.375
Los Angeles Clippers 11 4 7 0.364
Washington Wizards 11 4 7 0.364
Washington Capitals 39 14 25 0.359
Milwaukee Bucks 33 11 22 0.333
Minnesota Wild 12 4 8 0.333
Baltimore Orioles 9 3 6 0.333
Quebec Nordiques 9 3 6 0.333
Sacramento Kings 9 3 6 0.333
Kansas City Kings 3 1 2 0.333
San Diego Padres 3 1 2 0.333
Washington Senators 3 1 2 0.333
New York Giants 13 4 9 0.308
St. Louis Hawks 13 4 9 0.308
Toronto Raptors 10 3 7 0.300
Memphis Grizzlies 14 4 10 0.286
Atlanta Hawks 32 8 24 0.250
Chicago Cubs 16 4 12 0.250
Baltimore Bullets (II) 8 2 6 0.250
Brooklyn Nets 4 1 3 0.250
Phoenix Coyotes 10 2 8 0.200
Syracuse Nationals 5 1 4 0.200
Denver Nuggets 21 4 17 0.190
New Orleans Hornets 6 1 5 0.167
Brooklyn Dodgers 8 1 7 0.125
Winnipeg Jets (I) 8 1 7 0.125
Atlanta Flames 1 0 1 0.000
Atlanta Thrashers 1 0 1 0.000
California Angels 1 0 1 0.000
Capital Bullets 1 0 1 0.000
Charlotte Hornets (II) 1 0 1 0.000
Kansas City/Omaha Kings 1 0 1 0.000
New Orleans Pelicans 1 0 1 0.000
San Diego Rockets 1 0 1 0.000
St. Louis Bombers 1 0 1 0.000
St. Louis Browns 1 0 1 0.000
Winnipeg Jets (II) 1 0 1 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 2 0 2 0.000
Cincinnati Royals 2 0 2 0.000
Fort Wayne Pistons 2 0 2 0.000
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2 0 2 0.000
Milwaukee Brewers 2 0 2 0.000
Oakland Seals 2 0 2 0.000
Washington Capitols 2 0 2 0.000
Buffalo Braves 3 0 3 0.000
Columbus Blue Jackets 3 0 3 0.000
Seattle Mariners 3 0 3 0.000
Charlotte Hornets (I) 4 0 4 0.000
Hartford Whalers 7 0 7 0.000
Grand Total 2704 1352 1352