I can see where questions in general about how spreads are determined, what they mean, and other functionality questions (especially specialty bets) being on topic.

But I see a snake pit of questions like what is/was/will be the spread for the NC-Kansas matchup.

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Yeah, asking what the spreads are seems like it falls under the category of questions that don't add value to this site - considering the knowledge isn't very useful or meaningful once the game is over.

How spreads are determined and what terms related to betting are seem OK to me.

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    I agree completely. This is probably good for the FAQ... Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 19:54
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    Wouldn't knowing the odds of a game be a method of determining the relative strength of the teams involved? To me, that seems like a historical statistic, which is very much on topic.
    – corsiKa
    Commented Mar 22, 2012 at 1:28

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