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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
Societies, books, and other resources.

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 2013

series (all rounds) A W L Frc.
New Jersey Nets 6 6 0 1.000
Tampa Bay Lightning 5 5 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
Kansas City Royals 1 1 0 1.000
Rochester Royals 1 1 0 1.000
Washington Senators 1 1 0 1.000
Los Angeles Lakers 65 58 7 0.892
Chicago Bulls 24 21 3 0.875
Carolina Hurricanes 8 7 1 0.875
Edmonton Oilers 19 16 3 0.842
Colorado Avalanche 18 15 3 0.833
Miami Heat 18 15 3 0.833
Detroit Pistons 23 19 4 0.826
Cleveland Cavaliers 11 9 2 0.818
Boston Celtics 63 51 12 0.810
Montreal Canadiens 75 60 15 0.800
Toronto Maple Leafs 28 22 6 0.786
Milwaukee Bucks 12 9 3 0.750
Golden State Warriors 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
New York Yankees 31 23 8 0.742
Indiana Pacers 11 8 3 0.727
Chicago Blackhawks 35 25 10 0.714
San Antonio Spurs 35 25 10 0.714
Philadelphia 76ers 21 15 6 0.714
New York Islanders 14 10 4 0.714
St. Louis Cardinals 14 10 4 0.714
Oklahoma City Thunder 7 5 2 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
Phoenix Suns 16 11 5 0.688
Dallas Stars 18 12 6 0.667
Houston Rockets 9 6 3 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
Philadelphia Warriors 3 2 1 0.667
San Francisco Warriors 3 2 1 0.667
Toronto Blue Jays 3 2 1 0.667
Philadelphia Flyers 43 28 15 0.651
Boston Bruins 51 33 18 0.647
New York Rangers 22 14 8 0.636
Boston Red Sox 11 7 4 0.636
Seattle Supersonics 11 7 4 0.636
Pittsburgh Penguins 30 19 11 0.633
New York Knickerbockers 16 10 6 0.625
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
San Jose Sharks 14 8 6 0.571
Cincinnati Reds 7 4 3 0.571
Vancouver Canucks 18 10 8 0.556
St. Louis Blues 26 14 12 0.538
Buffalo Sabres 16 8 8 0.500
Atlanta Braves 8 4 4 0.500
Ottawa Senators 8 4 4 0.500
Anaheim Ducks 6 3 3 0.500
Los Angeles Kings 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
Los Angeles Clippers 2 1 1 0.500
Minnesota North Stars 2 1 1 0.500
New Orleans Hornets 2 1 1 0.500
New York Mets 2 1 1 0.500
Syracuse Nationals 2 1 1 0.500
Tampa Bay Rays 2 1 1 0.500
Atlanta Hawks 9 4 5 0.444
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
Calgary Flames 16 6 10 0.375
Baltimore Bullets (II) 3 1 2 0.333
Florida Panthers 3 1 2 0.333
Nashville Predators 3 1 2 0.333
Washington Capitals 19 6 13 0.316
Los Angeles Dodgers 7 2 5 0.286
Baltimore Orioles 5 1 4 0.200
Chicago Cubs 7 1 6 0.143
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
Houston Astros 1 0 1 0.000
Kansas City Kings 1 0 1 0.000
Memphis Grizzlies 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
Toronto Raptors 1 0 1 0.000
Washington Capitols 1 0 1 0.000
Brooklyn Dodgers 2 0 2 0.000
Minnesota Wild 2 0 2 0.000
Seattle Mariners 2 0 2 0.000
Quebec Nordiques 4 0 4 0.000
Grand Total 1220 820 400 0.672