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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 2015

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
Boston Celtics 86 62 24 0.721
Kansas City Royals 7 5 2 0.714
Miami Heat 31 22 9 0.710
New York Yankees 49 34 15 0.694
Carolina Hurricanes 13 9 4 0.692
Edmonton Oilers 42 29 13 0.690
Los Angeles Lakers 99 68 31 0.687
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 117 77 40 0.658
Oakland Athletics 11 7 4 0.636
Colorado Avalanche 30 19 11 0.633
Philadelphia Athletics 8 5 3 0.625
San Antonio Spurs 55 34 21 0.618
Oklahoma City Thunder 13 8 5 0.615
Detroit Pistons 41 25 16 0.610
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 10 6 4 0.600
Cleveland Cavaliers 22 13 9 0.591
Tampa Bay Lightning 17 10 7 0.588
Washington Bullets 12 7 5 0.583
New Jersey Devils 43 25 18 0.581
Anaheim Ducks 14 8 6 0.571
Pittsburgh Penguins 51 29 22 0.569
Detroit Red Wings 99 55 44 0.556
Pittsburgh Pirates 9 5 4 0.556
Philadelphia Flyers 69 38 31 0.551
Boston Red Sox 20 11 9 0.550
St. Louis Cardinals 31 17 14 0.548
Chicago Bulls 50 27 23 0.540
New York Islanders 39 21 18 0.538
Dallas Stars 26 14 12 0.538
New Jersey Nets 15 8 7 0.533
Golden State Warriors 21 11 10 0.524
Indiana Pacers 27 14 13 0.519
Chicago Blackhawks 83 42 41 0.506
Boston Bruins 96 48 48 0.500
Orlando Magic 18 9 9 0.500
Cincinnati Reds 10 5 5 0.500
Toronto Blue Jays 8 4 4 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
Los Angeles Kings 38 18 20 0.474
Toronto Maple Leafs 74 35 39 0.473
Houston Rockets 32 15 17 0.469
Seattle Supersonics 24 11 13 0.458
New York Mets 11 5 6 0.455
Philadelphia Phillies 11 5 6 0.455
San Jose Sharks 31 14 17 0.452
New York Rangers 71 32 39 0.451
Los Angeles Clippers 9 4 5 0.444
Portland Trailblazers 25 11 14 0.440
Philadelphia 76ers 44 19 25 0.432
Phoenix Suns 35 15 20 0.429
Vancouver Canucks 35 15 20 0.429
Dallas Mavericks 28 12 16 0.429
Atlanta Braves 14 6 8 0.429
Los Angeles Dodgers 14 6 8 0.429
Florida Panthers 7 3 4 0.429
Philadelphia Warriors 7 3 4 0.429
New York Knickerbockers 44 18 26 0.409
Calgary Flames 30 12 18 0.400
Minnesota Wild 10 4 6 0.400
Utah Jazz 28 11 17 0.393
Minnesota North Stars 23 9 14 0.391
Buffalo Sabres 40 15 25 0.375
Ottawa Senators 24 9 15 0.375
Detroit Tigers 16 6 10 0.375
Cleveland Indians 8 3 5 0.375
San Francisco Warriors 8 3 5 0.375
St. Louis Blues 54 20 34 0.370
Milwaukee Bucks 32 11 21 0.344
Washington Capitals 35 12 23 0.343
Memphis Grizzlies 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
Washington Wizards 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
Baltimore Bullets (II) 8 2 6 0.250
Brooklyn Nets 4 1 3 0.250
Houston Astros 4 1 3 0.250
Atlanta Hawks 29 7 22 0.241
Nashville Predators 10 2 8 0.200
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
Chicago Cubs 13 2 11 0.154
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
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
Columbus Blue Jackets 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
Seattle Mariners 3 0 3 0.000
Charlotte Hornets 4 0 4 0.000
Toronto Raptors 5 0 5 0.000
Hartford Whalers 7 0 7 0.000
Grand Total 2572 1286 1286