Imagine you're in Jesus' sandals for a moment.
You've been set-up by Judas and you have two choices:
(1) Run away!
(2) Crucifixion, including the suffering leading up to it.
Seems like crucifixion is a no-brainer. I mean, you save everyone, become hugely popular, and what the fuck because you know you're the son (or for the ladies out there, daughter) of god anyway, which means you're guaranteed a prime spot in the afterlife, so what's the risk.
If it's me, I'm going with crucifixion.
What would you do?