Both teams have outstanding pitching.
Iím going to go with the Astros. Their staff is even deeper than what the nationals have and their offense has more potential for damage. You can never bet against altuve on a big stage.
The time off for the nationals also wonít help. Itíll be reminiscent of when the cardinals played the tigers in 06.
Hope this satisfies your inquiry.
I wouldnít want to start out at the beginning and get 1/6th of the playoffs right and claim it as a win.
Thatíd be humiliating!