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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 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 2017

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
Los Angeles Lakers 65 58 7 0.892
Cleveland Cavaliers 18 16 2 0.889
Golden State Warriors 16 14 2 0.875
Carolina Hurricanes 8 7 1 0.875
Miami Heat 21 18 3 0.857
Edmonton Oilers 20 17 3 0.850
Chicago Bulls 26 22 4 0.846
Detroit Pistons 23 19 4 0.826
Boston Celtics 66 53 13 0.803
Oklahoma City Thunder 10 8 2 0.800
Tampa Bay Lightning 10 8 2 0.800
Colorado Avalanche 19 15 4 0.789
Toronto Maple Leafs 28 22 6 0.786
Montreal Canadiens 79 61 18 0.772
Milwaukee Bucks 12 9 3 0.750
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
Philadelphia 76ers 21 15 6 0.714
Indiana Pacers 14 10 4 0.714
New York Islanders 14 10 4 0.714
Detroit Red Wings 64 45 19 0.703
Dallas Mavericks 10 7 3 0.700
Orlando Magic 10 7 3 0.700
Utah Jazz 10 7 3 0.700
Chicago Blackhawks 39 27 12 0.692
Houston Rockets 13 9 4 0.692
Phoenix Suns 16 11 5 0.688
Pittsburgh Penguins 38 26 12 0.684
St. Louis Cardinals 15 10 5 0.667
Portland Trailblazers 9 6 3 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
Toronto Blue Jays 3 2 1 0.667
New York Rangers 26 17 9 0.654
Philadelphia Flyers 43 28 15 0.651
Dallas Stars 20 13 7 0.650
Boston Bruins 53 34 19 0.642
Boston Red Sox 11 7 4 0.636
Seattle Supersonics 11 7 4 0.636
New York Knickerbockers 16 10 6 0.625
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
Cincinnati Reds 7 4 3 0.571
San Jose Sharks 16 9 7 0.563
Atlanta Hawks 13 7 6 0.538
Anaheim Ducks 15 8 7 0.533
Vancouver Canucks 19 10 9 0.526
Buffalo Sabres 16 8 8 0.500
Atlanta Braves 8 4 4 0.500
Los Angeles Kings 8 4 4 0.500
Los Angeles Clippers 6 3 3 0.500
Philadelphia Phillies 6 3 3 0.500
Toronto Raptors 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
Houston Astros 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
Tampa Bay Rays 2 1 1 0.500
St. Louis Blues 31 15 16 0.484
Denver Nuggets 9 4 5 0.444
New York Giants 7 3 4 0.429
Detroit Tigers 5 2 3 0.400
Phoenix Coyotes 5 2 3 0.400
Washington Capitals 24 9 15 0.375
Calgary Flames 16 6 10 0.375
Los Angeles Dodgers 9 3 6 0.333
Baltimore Bullets (II) 3 1 2 0.333
Chicago Cubs 8 2 6 0.250
Florida Panthers 4 1 3 0.250
Nashville Predators 4 1 3 0.250
Baltimore Orioles 6 1 5 0.167
Atlanta Thrashers 1 0 1 0.000
Boston Braves 1 0 1 0.000
Brooklyn Nets 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
Milwaukee Brewers 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
Seattle Mariners 2 0 2 0.000
Minnesota Wild 3 0 3 0.000
Quebec Nordiques 4 0 4 0.000
Grand Total 1352 908 444 0.672