You understand the options, now all you have to do is choose one, but most importantly the one you choose ...in this situation... you must feel comfortable with executing it, especially considering the consequence.I thought about the leaving him straight-in option, but Scott would have several ways to lock you up behind that wall of balls. I don't like going up table for that reason. You could be right, but you would serve yourself better if you played the shot and then let him decide what to do. Even if he does do what you say he would you just might be in a better spot than you're in now.
You might be right about the Ghost's shot as the best option (which I mentioned earlier), but it seems more difficult than kicking at the 10 ball. It is imo less difficult because of the risk factor involved. Kicking at the 10 ball is a small target, kicking toward the 5-8-and 10 balls is a larger target with a much less risk.Then again, kicking at the 10 will probably result in Scott putting you behind the wall, coming off the 3 ball.
Tough spot, even for the magician.