Kyle Kondik on tonight's battle for Senate control

Kyle Kondik, managing editor of election handicapper Sabato’s Crystal Ball, on Tuesday said that while Democrats have a chance of gaining half the Senate seats, with the possibility of breaking a tie should Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFirst lady leaves Walter Reed after foot procedure Biden backs effort to include immigration in budget package MyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News MORE and running mate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris's bad polls trigger Democratic worries Why in the world are White House reporters being told to mask up again? Want to improve vaccine rates? Ask for this endorsement MORE (Calif.) win the White House, GOP Senate candidates are very much “still in the game.” 

“Whatever you think Joe Biden’s odds of winning the presidency are, I think the odds of Democrats winning the Senate are smaller,” Kondik said on Hill.TV’s “Rising.” 

“I think the Democrats are favored in both, but I think the Senate is a little bit closer. And obviously, if Trump comes back and wins, the Senate is not gonna flip, I don’t think,” he added. 

While Republicans currently hold a 53-47 Senate majority, Kondik said that Democratic Senate candidates are favored in Colorado, Arizona, Maine and North Carolina, even if by a narrow margin. 

In Colorado, RealClear Politics, a nonpartisan election handicapper, has the race between incumbent Sen. Cory GardnerCory GardnerEx-Sen. Cory Gardner joins lobbying firm Biden administration reverses Trump changes it says 'undermined' conservation program Gardner to lead new GOP super PAC ahead of midterms MORE (R) and former Gov. John HickenlooperJohn HickenlooperManchin grills Haaland over Biden oil and gas moratorium It's time for US to get serious about cleaning up space junk Bipartisan group says it's still on track after setback on Senate floor MORE (D) leaning Democrat. 

However, the race in Maine is much closer, with GOP Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsTop Democrat: 'A lot of spin' coming from White House on infrastructure Bill would honor Ginsburg, O'Connor with statues at Capitol The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - US gymnast wins all-around gold as Simone Biles cheers from the stands MORE warning on Tuesday that it could take a week to determine the winner in her race against Democrat Sara Gideon if no candidate gets an outright majority on election night.

Kondik said that audiences should focus on the Senate race in Maine, as well as in Iowa and North Carolina, arguing that “the party that wins at least two of those three is probably going to be in the majority.”

Watch Kondik’s interview above.