Just saw this, you called it, I think it lays close anyway.Probably the best move here is to fall to your knees and pray... But you have to shoot something. If the shooter has a good feel for the CB spin curve shot, it might be time to pull it out of the bag and slice in the 3 ball.
Otherwise if the 8 lays right, a guy could shoot the 8 ito the 9 in attempt to take it outta there. It might even be favorable to slow roll the 8 and try to bury the CB in that cluster. The shooter is in deep doo-doo here...
If the 3 ball is makeable Im shooting it.. if not Im kicking up and down trying to kick the crotch of the rail 14.. cueball can drop down behind the 9 ball
rob why kick that way instead of off the head rail??
Nice shot selection, but it looks like they can go rail first to make the stripe and slide the cue ball on the other side of the 3 for shape and/or safety. Of course it may not be available, but from the picture it is.