Believe it or not, this is what you are doing; it's just very well abstracted from your view. But let me give you an incredibly, overly simplified, quick primer... just in case you are rusty!
You see a polar bear walking in the snow. You wonder what kind of footprints it makes. That's probability. Next, you see footprints in the snow and wonder if it's a polar bear. That's statistics. Kaboom! Now you're primed! You're also probably wondering what is wrong with this author, so maybe another example just in case!
- Probability deals with predicting the likelihood of future event(s).
- Statistics deals with analyzing the frequency of past event(s).