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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

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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 Home; All rounds)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 series win-loss records in all playoff rounds, for teams playing Game 1 of the series at home. 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
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 2021

series (all rounds) A W L Frc.
New Jersey Nets 6 6 0 1.000
Minneapolis Lakers 4 4 0 1.000
Texas Rangers 2 2 0 1.000
Anaheim Angels 1 1 0 1.000
Florida Marlins 1 1 0 1.000
Rochester Royals 1 1 0 1.000
Washington Senators 1 1 0 1.000
Washington Wizards 1 1 0 1.000
Golden State Warriors 22 20 2 0.909
Los Angeles Lakers 69 62 7 0.899
Cleveland Cavaliers 19 17 2 0.895
Miami Heat 21 18 3 0.857
Chicago Bulls 26 22 4 0.846
Detroit Pistons 23 19 4 0.826
Edmonton Oilers 21 17 4 0.810
Tampa Bay Lightning 20 16 4 0.800
Carolina Hurricanes 10 8 2 0.800
Boston Celtics 72 57 15 0.792
Montreal Canadiens 79 61 18 0.772
Toronto Maple Leafs 29 22 7 0.759
Kansas City Royals 4 3 1 0.750
Oakland Athletics 4 3 1 0.750
Sacramento Kings 4 3 1 0.750
San Francisco Giants 4 3 1 0.750
San Antonio Spurs 43 32 11 0.744
New York Yankees 31 23 8 0.742
Colorado Avalanche 23 17 6 0.739
Milwaukee Bucks 19 14 5 0.737
Oklahoma City Thunder 11 8 3 0.727
Houston Rockets 18 13 5 0.722
Philadelphia 76ers 25 18 7 0.720
Detroit Red Wings 64 45 19 0.703
Phoenix Suns 20 14 6 0.700
Dallas Mavericks 10 7 3 0.700
Orlando Magic 10 7 3 0.700
Chicago Blackhawks 39 27 12 0.692
Boston Red Sox 13 9 4 0.692
New York Islanders 16 11 5 0.688
Pittsburgh Penguins 40 27 13 0.675
Dallas Stars 21 14 7 0.667
Indiana Pacers 15 10 5 0.667
Utah Jazz 12 8 4 0.667
Minnesota Twins 6 4 2 0.667
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 3 2 1 0.667
Arizona Diamondbacks 3 2 1 0.667
New York Mets 3 2 1 0.667
Philadelphia Warriors 3 2 1 0.667
San Francisco Warriors 3 2 1 0.667
Tampa Bay Rays 3 2 1 0.667
Toronto Blue Jays 3 2 1 0.667
New York Rangers 26 17 9 0.654
Boston Bruins 60 39 21 0.650
Philadelphia Flyers 45 29 16 0.644
Portland Trailblazers 11 7 4 0.636
Seattle Supersonics 11 7 4 0.636
St. Louis Cardinals 16 10 6 0.625
Vegas Golden Knights 8 5 3 0.625
Toronto Raptors 13 8 5 0.615
Ottawa Senators 10 6 4 0.600
Chicago White Sox 5 3 2 0.600
Pittsburgh Pirates 5 3 2 0.600
St. Louis Hawks 5 3 2 0.600
Washington Bullets 5 3 2 0.600
New Jersey Devils 22 13 9 0.591
New York Knickerbockers 17 10 7 0.588
San Jose Sharks 19 11 8 0.579
Cincinnati Reds 7 4 3 0.571
Atlanta Braves 9 5 4 0.556
Los Angeles Clippers 9 5 4 0.556
Atlanta Hawks 13 7 6 0.538
Denver Nuggets 13 7 6 0.538
Vancouver Canucks 19 10 9 0.526
Anaheim Ducks 16 8 8 0.500
Buffalo Sabres 16 8 8 0.500
Los Angeles Kings 8 4 4 0.500
Houston Astros 6 3 3 0.500
Philadelphia Phillies 6 3 3 0.500
Minnesota Timberwolves 4 2 2 0.500
Philadelphia Athletics 4 2 2 0.500
Cleveland Indians 2 1 1 0.500
Memphis Grizzlies 2 1 1 0.500
Minnesota North Stars 2 1 1 0.500
New Orleans Hornets 2 1 1 0.500
Syracuse Nationals 2 1 1 0.500
St. Louis Blues 33 16 17 0.485
Los Angeles Dodgers 11 5 6 0.455
New York Giants 7 3 4 0.429
Detroit Tigers 5 2 3 0.400
Phoenix Coyotes 5 2 3 0.400
Washington Capitals 29 11 18 0.379
Calgary Flames 17 6 11 0.353
Baltimore Bullets (II) 3 1 2 0.333
Brooklyn Nets 3 1 2 0.333
Nashville Predators 7 2 5 0.286
Chicago Cubs 8 2 6 0.250
Winnipeg Jets (II) 4 1 3 0.250
Florida Panthers 5 1 4 0.200
Baltimore Orioles 6 1 5 0.167
Atlanta Thrashers 1 0 1 0.000
Boston Braves 1 0 1 0.000
Hartford Whalers 1 0 1 0.000
Kansas City Kings 1 0 1 0.000
Milwaukee Braves 1 0 1 0.000
Oakland Seals 1 0 1 0.000
San Diego Padres 1 0 1 0.000
St. Louis Bombers 1 0 1 0.000
Washington Capitols 1 0 1 0.000
Brooklyn Dodgers 2 0 2 0.000
Milwaukee Brewers 2 0 2 0.000
Seattle Mariners 2 0 2 0.000
Minnesota Wild 3 0 3 0.000
Quebec Nordiques 4 0 4 0.000
Grand Total 1484 991 493 0.668