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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; Semifinals)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 series win-loss records in Semifinals playoff rounds (MLB League Championship Series, NBA Conference Finals, NHL Conference Finals), 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 = Semifinals
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.
St. Louis Blues 3 3 0 1.000
Carolina Hurricanes 2 2 0 1.000
Dallas Mavericks 2 2 0 1.000
Milwaukee Bucks 2 2 0 1.000
San Francisco Warriors 2 2 0 1.000
Seattle Supersonics 2 2 0 1.000
Texas Rangers 2 2 0 1.000
Utah Jazz 2 2 0 1.000
Houston Rockets 1 1 0 1.000
New Jersey Devils 1 1 0 1.000
New Jersey Nets 1 1 0 1.000
San Francisco Giants 1 1 0 1.000
Tampa Bay Lightning 1 1 0 1.000
Tampa Bay Rays 1 1 0 1.000
Vancouver Canucks 1 1 0 1.000
Washington Bullets 1 1 0 1.000
Washington Capitals 1 1 0 1.000
Los Angeles Lakers 22 20 2 0.909
Edmonton Oilers 7 6 1 0.857
Montreal Canadiens 30 25 5 0.833
Chicago Bulls 6 5 1 0.833
New York Yankees 8 6 2 0.750
St. Louis Hawks 4 3 1 0.750
Boston Celtics 22 16 6 0.727
Philadelphia Flyers 10 7 3 0.700
Boston Bruins 13 9 4 0.692
Calgary Flames 3 2 1 0.667
Dallas Stars 3 2 1 0.667
Miami Heat 3 2 1 0.667
Minnesota Twins 3 2 1 0.667
New York Islanders 3 2 1 0.667
Philadelphia Phillies 3 2 1 0.667
Portland Trailblazers 3 2 1 0.667
Detroit Red Wings 20 13 7 0.650
Toronto Maple Leafs 11 7 4 0.636
Atlanta Braves 5 3 2 0.600
Boston Red Sox 5 3 2 0.600
Pittsburgh Penguins 5 3 2 0.600
Philadelphia 76ers 7 4 3 0.571
San Antonio Spurs 7 4 3 0.571
St. Louis Cardinals 6 3 3 0.500
Arizona Diamondbacks 2 1 1 0.500
Chicago White Sox 2 1 1 0.500
Cincinnati Reds 2 1 1 0.500
Colorado Avalanche 2 1 1 0.500
Golden State Warriors 2 1 1 0.500
Oakland Athletics 2 1 1 0.500
Orlando Magic 2 1 1 0.500
Phoenix Suns 2 1 1 0.500
Toronto Blue Jays 2 1 1 0.500
New York Rangers 7 3 4 0.429
Detroit Pistons 5 2 3 0.400
New York Knickerbockers 5 2 3 0.400
Chicago Blackhawks 11 4 7 0.364
Buffalo Sabres 3 1 2 0.333
Indiana Pacers 3 1 2 0.333
Los Angeles Dodgers 3 1 2 0.333
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 1 0 1 0.000
Atlanta Hawks 1 0 1 0.000
Baltimore Orioles 1 0 1 0.000
Cleveland Cavaliers 1 0 1 0.000
Denver Nuggets 1 0 1 0.000
Houston Astros 1 0 1 0.000
Kansas City Kings 1 0 1 0.000
Milwaukee Brewers 1 0 1 0.000
Minnesota Timberwolves 1 0 1 0.000
Minnesota Wild 1 0 1 0.000
New York Mets 1 0 1 0.000
Ottawa Senators 1 0 1 0.000
Phoenix Coyotes 1 0 1 0.000
Pittsburgh Pirates 1 0 1 0.000
Quebec Nordiques 1 0 1 0.000
Sacramento Kings 1 0 1 0.000
St. Louis Bombers 1 0 1 0.000
Washington Capitols 1 0 1 0.000
Chicago Cubs 2 0 2 0.000
San Jose Sharks 2 0 2 0.000
Seattle Mariners 2 0 2 0.000
Grand Total 314 200 114 0.637