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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 2019

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 95 67 28 0.705
Carolina Hurricanes 16 11 5 0.688
Los Angeles Lakers 99 68 31 0.687
Edmonton Oilers 44 30 14 0.682
Cleveland Cavaliers 34 23 11 0.676
Miami Heat 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 118 77 41 0.653
Oakland Athletics 11 7 4 0.636
Philadelphia Athletics 8 5 3 0.625
Pittsburgh Penguins 62 38 24 0.613
Colorado Avalanche 33 20 13 0.606
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 10 6 4 0.600
Vegas Golden Knights 5 3 2 0.600
San Antonio Spurs 62 37 25 0.597
Boston Red Sox 22 13 9 0.591
Tampa Bay Lightning 24 14 10 0.583
Washington Bullets 12 7 5 0.583
Detroit Pistons 43 25 18 0.581
New Jersey Devils 44 25 19 0.568
Pittsburgh Pirates 9 5 4 0.556
Detroit Red Wings 100 55 45 0.550
Philadelphia Flyers 71 38 33 0.535
New York Islanders 43 23 20 0.535
Dallas Stars 30 16 14 0.533
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
Oklahoma City Thunder 19 10 9 0.526
Boston Bruins 103 52 51 0.505
Toronto Raptors 16 8 8 0.500
Cincinnati Reds 10 5 5 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
Chicago Blackhawks 85 42 43 0.494
San Jose Sharks 41 20 21 0.488
Houston Rockets 40 19 21 0.475
Orlando Magic 19 9 10 0.474
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
Indiana Pacers 31 14 17 0.452
Los Angeles Kings 40 18 22 0.450
New York Rangers 74 33 41 0.446
Houston Astros 9 4 5 0.444
Toronto Blue Jays 9 4 5 0.444
Philadelphia 76ers 48 21 27 0.438
Portland Trailblazers 32 14 18 0.438
St. Louis Blues 63 27 36 0.429
Phoenix Suns 35 15 20 0.429
Vancouver Canucks 35 15 20 0.429
Atlanta Braves 14 6 8 0.429
Philadelphia Warriors 7 3 4 0.429
Los Angeles Dodgers 19 8 11 0.421
Dallas Mavericks 29 12 17 0.414
New York Knickerbockers 44 18 26 0.409
Washington Capitals 44 18 26 0.409
Ottawa Senators 27 11 16 0.407
Cleveland Indians 10 4 6 0.400
Minnesota Timberwolves 5 2 3 0.400
Winnipeg Jets (II) 5 2 3 0.400
Utah Jazz 33 13 20 0.394
Minnesota North Stars 23 9 14 0.391
Buffalo Sabres 40 15 25 0.375
Calgary Flames 32 12 20 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
Milwaukee Bucks 37 13 24 0.351
Los Angeles Clippers 12 4 8 0.333
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
Atlanta Hawks 32 8 24 0.250
Chicago Cubs 16 4 12 0.250
Baltimore Bullets (II) 8 2 6 0.250
Denver Nuggets 23 5 18 0.217
Phoenix Coyotes 10 2 8 0.200
Brooklyn Nets 5 1 4 0.200
Syracuse Nationals 5 1 4 0.200
Columbus Blue Jackets 6 1 5 0.167
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
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 2836 1418 1418