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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.

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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 on Road; 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 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 = 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 2013

series (all rounds) A W L Frc.
Florida Marlins 3 3 0 1.000
Anaheim Angels 1 1 0 1.000
Baltimore Bullets (I) 1 1 0 1.000
Boston Braves 1 1 0 1.000
Chicago White Sox 1 1 0 1.000
Milwaukee Braves 1 1 0 1.000
Philadelphia Athletics 4 3 1 0.750
Anaheim Ducks 3 2 1 0.667
Baltimore Orioles 3 2 1 0.667
New York Yankees 18 11 7 0.611
Quebec Nordiques 5 3 2 0.600
New Jersey Devils 21 12 9 0.571
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 7 4 3 0.571
Los Angeles Dodgers 7 4 3 0.571
Oakland Athletics 7 4 3 0.571
Washington Bullets 7 4 3 0.571
Edmonton Oilers 23 13 10 0.565
Boston Celtics 22 11 11 0.500
Pittsburgh Penguins 18 9 9 0.500
San Francisco Giants 6 3 3 0.500
Florida Panthers 4 2 2 0.500
Minneapolis Lakers 4 2 2 0.500
Minnesota Wild 4 2 2 0.500
Pittsburgh Pirates 4 2 2 0.500
Toronto Blue Jays 4 2 2 0.500
Chicago Stags 2 1 1 0.500
Colorado Rockies 2 1 1 0.500
Kansas City Kings 2 1 1 0.500
Kansas City Royals 2 1 1 0.500
San Diego Padres 2 1 1 0.500
New York Islanders 24 11 13 0.458
Boston Red Sox 9 4 5 0.444
Miami Heat 9 4 5 0.444
St. Louis Cardinals 16 7 9 0.438
New York Mets 7 3 4 0.429
Calgary Flames 12 5 7 0.417
Philadelphia Flyers 25 10 15 0.400
Carolina Hurricanes 5 2 3 0.400
Philadelphia Phillies 5 2 3 0.400
Los Angeles Kings 28 11 17 0.393
Minnesota North Stars 21 8 13 0.381
Montreal Canadiens 37 14 23 0.378
San Jose Sharks 16 6 10 0.375
Cleveland Indians 8 3 5 0.375
Memphis Grizzlies 8 3 5 0.375
Houston Rockets 19 7 12 0.368
Colorado Avalanche 11 4 7 0.364
Detroit Tigers 11 4 7 0.364
Washington Capitals 14 5 9 0.357
Detroit Pistons 18 6 12 0.333
Ottawa Senators 15 5 10 0.333
San Antonio Spurs 15 5 10 0.333
Golden State Warriors 12 4 8 0.333
Atlanta Braves 6 2 4 0.333
Cincinnati Reds 3 1 2 0.333
Houston Astros 3 1 2 0.333
Los Angeles Clippers 3 1 2 0.333
Oklahoma City Thunder 3 1 2 0.333
Boston Bruins 43 14 29 0.326
Dallas Mavericks 16 5 11 0.313
Vancouver Canucks 16 5 11 0.313
New York Rangers 42 13 29 0.310
Indiana Pacers 13 4 9 0.308
Portland Trailblazers 13 4 9 0.308
Seattle Supersonics 13 4 9 0.308
Detroit Red Wings 33 10 23 0.303
Los Angeles Lakers 34 10 24 0.294
Buffalo Sabres 24 7 17 0.292
New York Knickerbockers 28 8 20 0.286
Dallas Stars 7 2 5 0.286
Tampa Bay Lightning 7 2 5 0.286
Toronto Maple Leafs 46 13 33 0.283
Chicago Blackhawks 41 11 30 0.268
Orlando Magic 8 2 6 0.250
Philadelphia Warriors 4 1 3 0.250
St. Louis Blues 26 6 20 0.231
Utah Jazz 18 4 14 0.222
New Jersey Nets 9 2 7 0.222
Chicago Bulls 23 5 18 0.217
Phoenix Suns 19 4 15 0.211
Baltimore Bullets (II) 5 1 4 0.200
Chicago Cubs 5 1 4 0.200
San Francisco Warriors 5 1 4 0.200
Washington Wizards 5 1 4 0.200
Philadelphia 76ers 23 4 19 0.174
Brooklyn Dodgers 6 1 5 0.167
Nashville Predators 6 1 5 0.167
New York Giants 6 1 5 0.167
Cleveland Cavaliers 7 1 6 0.143
St. Louis Hawks 8 1 7 0.125
Winnipeg Jets 8 1 7 0.125
Milwaukee Bucks 19 2 17 0.105
Atlanta Hawks 16 1 15 0.063
Atlanta Flames 1 0 1 0.000
California Angels 1 0 1 0.000
Capital Bullets 1 0 1 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 1 0 1 0.000
Columbus Blue Jackets 1 0 1 0.000
Kansas City/Omaha Kings 1 0 1 0.000
Milwaukee Brewers 1 0 1 0.000
Oakland Seals 1 0 1 0.000
San Diego Rockets 1 0 1 0.000
Seattle Mariners 1 0 1 0.000
St. Louis Browns 1 0 1 0.000
Washington Capitols 1 0 1 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
Texas Rangers 2 0 2 0.000
Toronto Raptors 2 0 2 0.000
Washington Senators 2 0 2 0.000
Buffalo Braves 3 0 3 0.000
Syracuse Nationals 3 0 3 0.000
Charlotte Hornets 4 0 4 0.000
New Orleans Hornets 4 0 4 0.000
Phoenix Coyotes 5 0 5 0.000
Sacramento Kings 5 0 5 0.000
Hartford Whalers 6 0 6 0.000
Denver Nuggets 12 0 12 0.000
Grand Total 1220 400 820 0.328