Sports statistics take the game to a whole new level. Statistics help players identify their strengths and weaknesses. They also help teams recruit and measure athletes' skills compared to one another. An entire industry of sports statistics has emerged in baseball called Sabermetrics. Sports statistics involve a lot of math and range in complexity from a free throw percentage in basketball to RBIs in baseball.
Statistics can also help in sports betting and picking the team with the best odds to win. The most basic sports statistic is wins and losses, which can be easily turned into a "win-loss percentage" by dividing the total amount of games by the amount of wins a team has. Statistics are often used in TV reports of a game and in sports analysis.