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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.

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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 2020

series (all rounds) A W L Frc.
Florida Marlins 4 4 0 1.000
Anaheim Angels 2 2 0 1.000
Washington Nationals 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 98 69 29 0.704
Los Angeles Lakers 103 72 31 0.699
Miami Heat 38 26 12 0.684
Edmonton Oilers 44 30 14 0.682
Cleveland Cavaliers 34 23 11 0.676
Golden State Warriors 37 25 12 0.676
New York Yankees 51 34 17 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 119 77 42 0.647
Carolina Hurricanes 17 11 6 0.647
Tampa Bay Lightning 28 18 10 0.643
Oakland Athletics 11 7 4 0.636
Philadelphia Athletics 8 5 3 0.625
Vegas Golden Knights 8 5 3 0.625
Pittsburgh Penguins 62 38 24 0.613
Colorado Avalanche 35 21 14 0.600
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 10 6 4 0.600
San Antonio Spurs 62 37 25 0.597
Boston Red Sox 22 13 9 0.591
Washington Bullets 12 7 5 0.583
Detroit Pistons 43 25 18 0.581
New Jersey Devils 44 25 19 0.568
Dallas Stars 34 19 15 0.559
Pittsburgh Pirates 9 5 4 0.556
Detroit Red Wings 100 55 45 0.550
New York Islanders 46 25 21 0.543
Philadelphia Flyers 73 39 34 0.534
New Jersey Nets 15 8 7 0.533
St. Louis Cardinals 32 17 15 0.531
Chicago Bulls 51 27 24 0.529
Anaheim Ducks 19 10 9 0.526
Boston Bruins 105 53 52 0.505
Oklahoma City Thunder 20 10 10 0.500
Toronto Raptors 18 9 9 0.500
Cincinnati Reds 10 5 5 0.500
Tampa Bay Rays 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
Chicago Blackhawks 86 42 44 0.488
San Jose Sharks 41 20 21 0.488
Houston Rockets 42 20 22 0.476
Los Angeles Dodgers 21 10 11 0.476
Seattle Supersonics 24 11 13 0.458
Toronto Maple Leafs 77 35 42 0.455
New York Mets 11 5 6 0.455
Philadelphia Phillies 11 5 6 0.455
Los Angeles Kings 40 18 22 0.450
Orlando Magic 20 9 11 0.450
New York Rangers 74 33 41 0.446
Toronto Blue Jays 9 4 5 0.444
Indiana Pacers 32 14 18 0.438
Vancouver Canucks 37 16 21 0.432
Philadelphia 76ers 49 21 28 0.429
Phoenix Suns 35 15 20 0.429
Philadelphia Warriors 7 3 4 0.429
Portland Trailblazers 33 14 19 0.424
St. Louis Blues 64 27 37 0.422
New York Knickerbockers 44 18 26 0.409
Ottawa Senators 27 11 16 0.407
Washington Capitals 45 18 27 0.400
Dallas Mavericks 30 12 18 0.400
Atlanta Braves 15 6 9 0.400
Cleveland Indians 10 4 6 0.400
Houston Astros 10 4 6 0.400
Minnesota Timberwolves 5 2 3 0.400
Winnipeg Jets (II) 5 2 3 0.400
Minnesota North Stars 23 9 14 0.391
Utah Jazz 34 13 21 0.382
Buffalo Sabres 40 15 25 0.375
Detroit Tigers 16 6 10 0.375
Florida Panthers 8 3 5 0.375
San Francisco Warriors 8 3 5 0.375
Nashville Predators 19 7 12 0.368
Calgary Flames 33 12 21 0.364
Milwaukee Bucks 39 14 25 0.359
Los Angeles Clippers 14 5 9 0.357
Washington Wizards 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
New Orleans Pelicans 3 1 2 0.333
San Diego Padres 3 1 2 0.333
Washington Senators 3 1 2 0.333
Minnesota Wild 13 4 9 0.308
New York Giants 13 4 9 0.308
St. Louis Hawks 13 4 9 0.308
Memphis Grizzlies 14 4 10 0.286
Denver Nuggets 26 7 19 0.269
Atlanta Hawks 32 8 24 0.250
Chicago Cubs 16 4 12 0.250
Baltimore Bullets (II) 8 2 6 0.250
Phoenix Coyotes 10 2 8 0.200
Syracuse Nationals 5 1 4 0.200
Brooklyn Nets 6 1 5 0.167
New Orleans Hornets 6 1 5 0.167
Columbus Blue Jackets 7 1 6 0.143
Brooklyn Dodgers 8 1 7 0.125
Winnipeg Jets (I) 8 1 7 0.125
Arizona Coyotes 1 0 1 0.000
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
San Diego Rockets 1 0 1 0.000
St. Louis Bombers 1 0 1 0.000
St. Louis Browns 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
Oakland Seals 2 0 2 0.000
Washington Capitols 2 0 2 0.000
Buffalo Braves 3 0 3 0.000
Milwaukee Brewers 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 2902 1451 1451